I have forty FS448D-POE's sitting behind two FS1048D's that are sitting behind two FG1500D's using Fortilink.

MC-LAG between the two 1048D's and all of the 448D's are using a ring.

I have always let the dedicated Fortilink interface dish out DHCP to the FortiSwitches, but with this new build, I would like to assign static IP's to the switches given the size of the environment and for monitoring, etc.

Is there a recommended best practice to assign the switches static IP's on the Fortilink interface?