Configure a Switch Engine Device Switch Stack

A stack is two or more Switch Engine devices inserted into slots and cabled together. When onboarding stacks, you will see one entry for each slot when first adding serial numbers.

Use this task to configure a Switch Engine device switch stack. If you select a default template, you must copy it by saving it as a new template. This will carry all the settings in the default template and let you customize it as required.



Do not to make any changes in the default template. Always create a copy and make changes to the cloned version.
  1. If not already there, select Configure > Network Polices, the existing network policy, and the Device Template tab.
  2. Select an existing Stack Template.
  3. Select to clone the template.
  4. The cloned template requires a new Save As name to be entered and the Clone to policy to be selected.
  5. To create a brand new template not based on an existing default, select .
  6. Enter a name for the new template.
  7. To add additional devices to the Stack, select the Add button under the Stack Template Name.
  8. Select Save.
    The new or cloned switch stack template displays on the network policy's Switch Template page.
  9. Select the template to display the Device Template configuration page.
  10. Refer to Configure a Device Template.


    Repeat the Device Template configuration steps for each device in the stack.
  11. Save the configuration.

After the stack is configured and operational, all slots will consolidate into a single stack object in ExtremeCloud IQ. It can take up to 15 minutes for the slots to consolidate and for ExtremeCloud IQ to recognize all slots as online. You might see a red icon in ExtremeCloud IQ if slots are offline or have not yet onboarded.

For any post-configuration switch stack issues, see Switch Stack Issues. Now that you have created the switch stack, you can automatically create more if they are configured exactly the same way. See Instantly Create a Switch Engine Device Stack.