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
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
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
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.
Thanks in advance.