stacking 2975 switches

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Apr 16th, 2009

Hi all, If I simply plug in my stack cables to my switches, will they work as one stack without any config?

also what is the minimal config i need to put on for stacking,how would I assign an IP to the stack ?

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Leo Laohoo Thu, 04/16/2009 - 04:03

Hi Carl,

Configure the stack master like the way you configure any switch. Regarding the stack, it behaves just like a 3750.

carl_townshend Thu, 04/16/2009 - 05:03

what commands do I need to know for the stacking then? how do I know which is master, and how do I force one to be master?

if I replace or add a switch, will it automatically add it ?

carl_townshend Thu, 04/16/2009 - 06:23

Hi,how would I know which switch is which, when I do show switch, would it show the serial numbers and stack number? also will any lights come on at the front of the switch ?

If you have configured each switch prior to stacking - an example output would look like:-

#show switch

Switch/Stack Mac Address : 0022.5635.1600

H/W Current

Switch# Role Mac Address Priority Version State


*1 Master 0022.5635.1600 15 0 Ready

2 Member 0022.5650.6e00 10 0 Ready

3 Member 0022.5656.4c00 5 0 Ready

From the front of the switches you toggle the "mode" button down to the "Stack" mode and each switch will blink there number in the stack from the firat 1-9 ethernet ports.

The master switch will blink port 1 - the second switch will blink port 2 etc.


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