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Warning: The Backup stack node is not as powerful or as capable as the Master stack node.

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TitleWarning: The Backup stack node is not as powerful or as capable as the Master stack node.
Question

Following Logs seen in summit stack :

Slot-1 Stack. #
Warning: The Backup stack node is not as powerful or as capable as the Master stack node.  This configuration is not recommended for successful use of the failover feature.
Environment
  • EXOS
  • SummitStack
Answer

This warning message appears if a switch with reduced capabilities serves as the backup node for a switch with greater capabilities in a stack.

Additional notes

It is recommended to select most-capable switches as Master / backup nodes in a stack.

For more details on capabilty, master, backup and standby roles configuration / recommendation refer section "Configuring the Master, Backup, and Standby Roles" from page 149  of followinglink  http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/exos_16/exos_16_2/preface/c_introduction.shtml

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