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TitleGetting started with Summit Stacking
Objective
A guide that can answer all the typical summit stacking questions
Environment
  • Summit
  • EXOS
Procedure
This article is written assuming that the hardware can be stacked together: See the HW install guide for more information.

Before a stack can be created the following have to match on all the switches:
  • Software version including patch (On both partitions)
  • Running partition (Primary or Secondary)
  • License level (only on the master-capable switches. When easy-setup is used only the first two switches will be master-capable. This can be changed if needed)
  • Stacking protocol (Default is standard, when easy stacking is used this is changed to enhanced)

Helpful articles on building a stack:

How to create a stack: How to replace a node in a stack: How to troubleshoot a node not receiving a role: Why do I lose my current configuration when I build a stack: How to setup up a stack with a X460-G2, X460-G1 and a X440-G1. Note: there are community created scripts available to help with converting configurations to stacking.


Helpful articles on configuring a stack:

How to change master capability on a slot in a stack: How to disable stacking in EXOS: How to configure alternate stacking: How to upgrade EXOS on summit stack:


Helpful articles on troubleshooting stacking:

How to troubleshoot a failed node or a node without a role in a stack

Failed Slot:
Conduit receive error in logs:

Helpful articles on configuring a stack for unique hardware:

Configuring a Summit X670V for native stacking with a VIM4-40G4X module: Stacking port and up-link behavior while configuring a VIM4G4X in a X670V: Stacking with X460-G2-10G4:
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