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TitleHow to build a stack with 200 series switches?
Objective
To build a stack with 200-series switches, specifically with 220 switches.
Environment
ExtremeSwitching 220 Series
Procedure
  1. Make sure all the switches that are to be stacked are running the same software version.
  2. Identify stack-ports:
(Extreme 220) (Config)#show stack-port

                      Configured Running
                      Stack      Stack      Link         Link
Unit Interface        Mode       Mode       Status       Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1    0/49             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down      10
1    0/50             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down      10
  1. Change desired ports to Stack Mode:
(Extreme 220) (Config)#stack
(Extreme 220) (Config-stack)#stack-port 1/0/26 stack

(Extreme 220) (Config-stack)#show stack-port

                      Configured Running
                      Stack      Stack      Link         Link
Unit Interface        Mode       Mode       Status       Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1    0/49             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down      10
1    0/50             Stack      Ethernet   Link Down      10
  1. Reset Desired Manager Unit.  After the reset, the stack-port should be running in stack mode:
(Extreme 220) (Config-stack)#show stack-port

                      Configured Running
                      Stack      Stack      Link         Link
Unit Interface        Mode       Mode       Status       Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1    0/49             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down    10
1    0/50             Stack      Stack      Link Down    10
  1. Execute Steps 2-4 with member unit(s).
  • 10G link should be plugged in now, but can be plugged in any time prior to this.
  • When member switch boots, it should join Manager switch and become Unit 2 of the stack
Manager/Member Status:
(Extreme 220) #show switch

    Management   Standby    Preconfig       Plugged-in         Switch       Code
SW    Switch     Status     Model ID         Model ID          Status       Version
--- ----------- --------- ---------------- ---------------- ------------- -----------
1   Mgmt Sw               220-48p-10GE4    220-48p-10GE4    OK            1.1.1.11
2   Stack Mbr   Oper Stby 220-24t-10GE2    220-24t-10GE2    OK            1.1.1.11
Stacking Port Status:
(Extreme 220) #show stack-port

                      Configured Running
                      Stack      Stack      Link         Link
Unit Interface        Mode       Mode       Status       Speed (Gb/s)
---- ---------------- ---------- ---------- ------------ ------------
1    0/49             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down    10
1    0/50             Stack      Stack      Link Up      10
2    0/25             Ethernet   Ethernet   Link Down    10
2    0/26             Stack      Stack      Link Up      10
Stacking Port Counters:
(Extreme 220) #show stack-port counters all

                      ------------TX-------------- ------------RX-------------- ------
                       Data    Error                Data    Error
                       Rate    Rate      Total      Rate    Rate      Total     Link
Unit   Interface      (Mb/s) (Errors/s)  Errors    (Mb/s) (Errors/s)  Errors    Flaps
---- ---------------- ------ ---------- ---------- ------ ---------- ---------- ------
1    0/49             0      0          0          0      0          0          0
1    0/50             0      0          0          0      0          0          3
2    0/25             0      0          0          0      0          0          0
2    0/26             0      0          0          0      0          0          1



 
Additional notes
  • All stack members must run the same 200 Series software version to ensure compatibility between stack members. Use the same image partition on all switches.
  • Only 220 series switches can be stacked and upto a maximum of four 220 switches can be used in a single stack. 
  • Your stack can consist of any combination of 48-port and 24-port 220 series switches.
  • If you need to stack 24-port switches, you need to use ports 25 and 26; for a 48-port switch, you need to use port 49 and 50.

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