Build Basic Stacks
A stack can be created in either of two ways:
- In native stacking, switches are connected using either designated Ethernet data ports or dedicated stacking connectors.
- In alternate stacking, switches are connected using 10-Gbps Ethernet data ports that have been configured for stacking. These ports are located either on the switch itself or on option cards installed on either the front or the rear of the switch.
Note5720 Series switches do not support alternate stacking. Only native stacking is supported on 5720 Series switches.
When planning and building your stack, be sure to follow port compatibility and cabling recommendations as described in this chapter.