I have a stack of 2 2960S switches that are dedicated for the storage net, only between SAN and blade system.
I have configured fastethernet0 (management interface) for static ip 192.168.163.25 which is then connected to my core data switch, so i can manage the storage switch.
So here is the issue: if there is nothing connected to that stack at all, except the management int the switch pings and i can telnet to it.
However, if i boot the stack with all storage network uplinks and downlinks connected the management int does not ping and i have no access to the switch. As soon as i unplug the last cable, the management interface starts to ping and i can telnet in. Then i can plug all the cables and everything works fine, until i reboot the switch again.
Anybody have any ideas whats going on?
I can paste the config if needed.