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Adding 2960XR 48 port to setup a stack

Hopefully someone has first hand experience with this.  I know stack modules are hot swapable so that is great.  Goal is to not have any downtime.  I got a 2960XR-24 Port that is in production and is the main switch. 

Planning on adding another 2960XR-48 Port to this as a stack member.  If I provision this second switch like this:

switch 2 priority 1

And the existing 2960XR-24 Port like this:

switch 1 priority 2

 

Will I be able to accomplish the following:

- Existing switch will remain the stack master

- New switch that I add to this stack will become the stack member as the second switch

- There will not be any outage

 

Thank you.

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And the existing 2960XR-24

And the existing 2960XR-24 Port like this:
switch 1 priority 2

You won't be able to configure switch priority until the second switch has fully joined the stack, however, you can pre-provision a second switch even before the second switch joins the stack.  

 

Will I be able to accomplish the following:
- Existing switch will remain the stack master
- New switch that I add to this stack will become the stack member as the second switch
- There will not be any outage

Follow these simple rules: 

 

1.  Before you add a NEW switch to an existing stack, make sure the new switch has the same IOS version and feature set at the existing stack; 

2.  Before you add a NEW switch to an existing stack, make sure the new switch is POWERED OFF; 

3.  Cable up the new switch to the existing stack first and then provide/apply power to the new switch. 

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Hall of Fame Super Gold

And the existing 2960XR-24

And the existing 2960XR-24 Port like this:
switch 1 priority 2

You won't be able to configure switch priority until the second switch has fully joined the stack, however, you can pre-provision a second switch even before the second switch joins the stack.  

 

Will I be able to accomplish the following:
- Existing switch will remain the stack master
- New switch that I add to this stack will become the stack member as the second switch
- There will not be any outage

Follow these simple rules: 

 

1.  Before you add a NEW switch to an existing stack, make sure the new switch has the same IOS version and feature set at the existing stack; 

2.  Before you add a NEW switch to an existing stack, make sure the new switch is POWERED OFF; 

3.  Cable up the new switch to the existing stack first and then provide/apply power to the new switch. 

Hall of Fame Super Gold

Thank you for taking the time

Thank you for taking the time to rate our posts.  :)

You are welcome and thank you

You are welcome and thank you for your replies they are definitely priceless as they increase every ones knowledge :).  Sorry took me a bit to rate it, been busy.  But any ways yeah I was able pre provision both switches.

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