Question about Stacking

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mohammedmahmoud Thu, 08/16/2007 - 06:08
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A Cisco StackWise stack can have upto 9 stack members, practically i've never seen this number, but i guess that it is doable.


Mohammed Mahmoud.

ross.bagurdes Fri, 08/17/2007 - 08:24
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We use the stackwise with the 3750's throughout our network. For the most part, they are an excellent way to manage a group of switches. We have staked up to 8 of them together, with 9 being the max. The benefit is that if the primary switch in the stack fails, the other switches in the stack do not go down.

Additionally, it makes managing vlans and trunks much easier, as you only have to deal with 1 switch config for the entire stack.

The downside is that building the stacks and upgrading the code is quite a challenge, and requires a fair amount of frustration and experience to know how to 'massage' them into a solid config with the right code.

all in all, i'm quite fond of the technology.



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