Switch Stacks

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Aug 3rd, 2010
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Hi,

We already have a couple of WS-C3750-48PS-S stacked together on our LAN. Would it be possible to add WS-C3750V2-48PS-S to the stack without encountering any issues. I intend to use the same IOS version and feature sets.

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Nagaraja Thanthry Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:44
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Hello,


You can certainly add another switch to the stack without any issues. Please

follow the proper procedure while adding the new switch to the stack.


-- Turn off the new switch

-- Make appropriate connections

-- Turn on the new switch


That should address this issue.


Hope this helps.


Regards,


NT

krahmani323 Tue, 08/03/2010 - 12:52
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Hello Frank,


Yes it would be possible :


Cisco StackWise technology unites up to nine  individual switches in a single logical unit, using special  stack-interconnect cables and stacking software. The individual switches  can be any combination of Cisco Catalyst 3750, 3750 v2, and 3750-E  Series Switches.

( => http://www.cisco.com/en/US/partner/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps5023/data_sheet_c78-531031.html)


There should be no problem as longer as we follow the general conditions and restrictions of managing stacking =>

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps5023/products_configuration_example09186a00807811ad.shtml#Add


I think also we have to be careful of this bug imacting some recent IOS releases (12.2(53)SE2        .....):

CSCth67625            Bug Details



C3750V2 stack ports going down after IOS upgrade
Symptom:
Stack ports are flapping continously or some of them stay down.

Conditions:
This has been observed on WS-C3750V2-48PS and WS-C3750V2-24PS switches after upgrading to 12.2(53)SE2.

Workaround:
Downgrading to IOS 12.2(52)SE or older solves the issue completely.


Hope it helps.

Kind regards

Karim

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