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Switch stacking limitations?

Hi all, quick question.

I'm looking to stack Cisco 2960x switches in several locations. Would be doing them in stacks of 3. Is it possible to stack in this configuration?

48 port Poe
48 port Poe
24 port no Poe

Or does hardware need to be identical? They're going to be the same class switch (2960x)

When stacked we can use any port(s) on any of the 3 switches as if it was one big switch?

Thanks in advance!!! :)

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Re: Switch stacking limitations?

Would be doing them in stacks of 3. Is it possible to stack in this configuration?

There is no problem with what you are planning to do.

Or does hardware need to be identical?

You can stack 2960X with 2960S.  Because you can only stack up to four (4) 2960S, if you mix-stack 2960X and 2960S together, the most you can stack is four. 

When stacked we can use any port(s) on any of the 3 switches as if it was one big switch?

Your understanding is correct.  A stack is one big "logical" switch.

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Re: Switch stacking limitations?

Would be doing them in stacks of 3. Is it possible to stack in this configuration?

There is no problem with what you are planning to do.

Or does hardware need to be identical?

You can stack 2960X with 2960S.  Because you can only stack up to four (4) 2960S, if you mix-stack 2960X and 2960S together, the most you can stack is four. 

When stacked we can use any port(s) on any of the 3 switches as if it was one big switch?

Your understanding is correct.  A stack is one big "logical" switch.

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