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Stacking switches at remote locations


I am planning on deployment of 2 cisco switches. They will be located at different floors with the fiber uplink between them. The questions is how can I put them in a stack utilizing the uplinks? I can not use the normal stack cables as the switches are not at the same location.

Thanks for any help!

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Stacking switches at remote locations


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You can't (I believe), but you can certainly use the fiber uplink interconnections to extend a VLAN (or VLANs if trunking is supported) between two switches.

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Stacking switches at remote locations

Hello Krystian,

Are you dealing with 3750 switches?

Unfortunately, you cannot have a true stack through fibre uplinks on the 3750s. What you may be looking for is clustering. Here's a doc with more information on clustering on the 3750:

Let me know if you are working with something other than a 3750..

Hope this helps!



Stacking switches at remote locations

  For ease of management just give them their own management address.

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