Replacing a 3750 switch from a stack

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Oct 16th, 2009

We have two stacked WS-C3750G-48PS. One of the switch will be replaced due do some faulty POE ports. The other switch has already assumed master role. Config has been backed up. Will downgrade or upgrade the IOS on the replacement switch to match the other.

What additional steps should I take in replacing the faulty switch without causing major problems?

Do I just remove the faulty switch, install the replacement and boot? Will the replacement switch assume member role and take existing config? Or will I need to restore the config?

Any information is appreciated.

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Correct Answer by acrophile about 7 years 3 months ago

so how did it go?

Correct Answer by Giuseppe Larosa about 7 years 3 months ago

Hello Richard,

consider the following chapter from config guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_46_se/configuration/guide/swstack.html

or

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_46_se/configuration/guide/swstack.html

I would suggest to configure priority for current master.

you can also provision the new switch, but being made of only two switches this can be skipped.

IOS image must match.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

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Giuseppe Larosa Fri, 10/16/2009 - 08:34

Hello Richard,

consider the following chapter from config guide:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_46_se/configuration/guide/swstack.html

or

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst3750/software/release/12.2_46_se/configuration/guide/swstack.html

I would suggest to configure priority for current master.

you can also provision the new switch, but being made of only two switches this can be skipped.

IOS image must match.

Hope to help

Giuseppe

rrdumag67 Fri, 10/16/2009 - 09:13

Thanks guys! Looks pretty straightforward. I went ahead changed the priority of the current master to 15.

Will replace the faulty switch tonight.

Will let you know how it goes.

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