I have 4x WS-C2960-24TT-L switches all connected via single uplink to another C2960-24TT-L switch (hence forth called the Master Switch) and share a common VLAN (VLAN 1). All switches are communicating over CDP succesfully.
The master switch is configured as a cluster commander for a cluster called Cluster1. Each of the remaining C2960-24TT-L's (hence forth called Slave A, B, C and D) are configured with with the master swithces VLAN 1 interface MAC address, VLAN number and member number using the following commands:
Slave_A(config)#cluster commander-address 0000.0000.0000.0001 member 1 name Cluster1 vlan 1
Slave_B(config)#cluster commander-address 0000.0000.0000.0001 member 2 name Cluster1 vlan 1
Slave_C(config)#cluster commander-address 0000.0000.0000.0001 member 3 name Cluster1 vlan 1
Slave_D(config)#cluster commander-address 0000.0000.0000.0001 member 4 name Cluster1 vlan 1
All switches have their own IP address on the VLAN 1 interface and all are communicating between each other via ICMP
From the master switch I can access Slave A using the Master#rc 1 command. However if I try and access any other switch, it simply does nothing (ie. comand enters without error and I'm represented with the exec prompt as though I had successfully typed a command.
Can anyone help me ascertain what the cause of this might be?
The only thing I've done that was (in my opinion) out of the ordinary and worth mentioning pertains to the MAC addresses used on the master switch to define the slaves. When I was typing the slave switches MAC address in the master switch using the following command Master(config)#cluster member 1 mac-address 0000.0000.0000.001A I found tha the master couldnt find the switch on this MAC address. Instead, I had to change the MAC address in the above example to either 0000.0000.0000.000A or 008A. When I did this the master accepted the command.
NB: There is nothing connected to these switches, they are simply interconnected as already explained.
I've attached a diag to help depict my setup
If anyone can offer any insight into my problem I'd greatly appreciate it.