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What is useful of a stack-master on Sw3750G?

When hardware on cisco 3750G switches making stack-swith that use time about 30s and then I see one of those swithes is stack-master what is useful on it? because you can be config from single ip management on every switch.

please clarify

Thank in advance


Re: What is useful of a stack-master on Sw3750G?


A stack-master is useful because using that master device you can configure all the member device of that stack.

From the stack master you can configure:

-System-level (global) features that apply to all stack members

-Interface-level features for each stack member.

For more refer the following link:

Hope this helps.



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Re: What is useful of a stack-master on Sw3750G?

HI weerapa,

to say in simple, Master switch is selected on the following basis,

1.switch-up time

2.MAC Address

3.S/w Version


advantages of stacking.

1. with single IP u can monitor maximum of 9 stacked switches in 3750.

2. all the stacked switches will act as 1 single switch with 32Gbps of back-plance capacity for better performance rather than cascading the switches.assume that u hav 2 switches with 24 ports,with each switch stacked, the switch will act as 1 single 48 port switch.

3. when you stack the 2nd switch or 3rd & so on, u need not configure anything, juz plug & play.

hope this might be helpfull,

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