I am confused with the stackpower technology. It was mentioned that the maximum stackpower is 4 switches but of course the maximum number of switches in stackwise is 9. So what if i have a single switch stack that has a total of 9 switches? How do i implement stackpower? This is what I read in Cisco's website.
Q. How many Cisco StackPower stacks can be built within one data stack? A. In theory, one switch is a stack on its own in terms of Cisco StackWise. In terms of Cisco StackPower, one switch constitutes a StackPower stack of one switch. The recommendation is to have Cisco StackPower stacks of four switch members to maximize the effect of power aggregation and redundancy. Another option is to build three Cisco StackPower stacks of three each, for a total of nine switches, matching the maximum number of switch members in a Cisco StackWise stack (also known as a data stack).
If I understood it correctly, I can still have 9 stacked switch but only 3 of them should be a member of one stackpower group? So a total of 3 stackpower ring group will be made to accommodate a fully loaded stacked switch?
Another question for IOS, what if I purchased the 3750X-48T-L (LAN base) switch and decided to run IP base in the future. If I upgrade the IOS to IP Base would it work? I believe Cisco is trying to do its best to prevent users from doing this type of thing by doing licensing but will it still work if I download an IOS for 3750X-48T-S? I just want to be sure so I can push my client to buy the IP Base instead. They are planning to buy the LAN base and look for an IP Base software in their switch in their domain and use that for the LAN base switch. If it's not going to work I want to let them know as early as now.