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Stacking a non-Cisco Switch with a Catalyst Express 500 switch

We are using a Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Ethernet switch and need to add another switch to get a few more ports. Is is possible to stack a Catalyst Express 500 Ethernet switch with a non-Cisco Ethernet switch. If so, is there any Cisco documentation telling how to do this?

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Re: Stacking a non-Cisco Switch with a Catalyst Express 500 swit

Hi,

I believe its impossible to do so.

Kind regards,

Super Bronze

Re: Stacking a non-Cisco Switch with a Catalyst Express 500 swit

If by stack, you mean connect the two switches via Ethernet ports, yes you should be able to do that. Depending on the port capabilities of the switches, and whether they have any special uplink ports, you might need to use a different Ethernet connecting cable (cross-over vs. straight thru).

Re: Stacking a non-Cisco Switch with a Catalyst Express 500 swit

Joseph is correct. You should be able to do this with no problem. "Stack" refers to seeing multiple switches as one unit, and being able to manage all switches in the stack with one address.

HTH,

John

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Re: Stacking a non-Cisco Switch with a Catalyst Express 500 swit

Thank you. I will check the second switch specifications and give it a try.

Duane, for perfectosun.

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