configure stacking-support stack-ports

configure stacking-support stack-port [stack-ports | all] selection [native {V80 | V160} | V320} | alternate]

Description

Selects the switch ports and speed for stack communications.

Syntax Description

stack-ports

Specifies the stacking port range to be configured. Valid stacking port entries are 1, 2, 1-2, and all.

native

Selects the specified stacking port, which is the native, dedicated port that only supports stacking.

V80

Specifies that the native stacking ports on a VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X option card operate at 80 Gbps.

V160

Specifies that the native stacking ports on a VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X option card operate at 160 Gbps.

V320

Specifies that the native stacking ports on a VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X operate at 320 Gbps.

alternate

Selects the alternate (Ethernet) stacking port associated with the specified stacking port. The alternate port numbers are listed in the following table.

Default

Switches with native stack ports: Native. This command does not apply to switches without native stack ports.

Native stacking ports on Summit switches with a VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X option card operate as one 40 Gbps port.

Summit X770, X670G2-48x platforms, front panel ports will be used for 160G and 320G stacking. For Summit X460G2, VIM-2Q ports will be used for 160G stacking

Usage Guidelines

The configuration entered with this command applies to only the local node and does not become active until after the following events:
  • The stacking-support option is enabled (if applicable).

  • The switch restarts.

The V80, V160, and V320 keywords apply only to Summit switches with an installed VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X option card. Each speed configuration requires a specific cabling configuration. For more information, see the Summit Family Switches Hardware Installation Guide for Switches Using ExtremeXOS 21.1.

The stacking-support option configures the switch to use stacking protocols. This option is automatically enabled on most platforms, but some platforms require you to manually enable the stacking-support option. The following table lists the Summit family switches and option card configurations that support Stacking Port Selection Control, and it lists which platforms require manual Stacking-Support Option Control.

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Summit Family Switch Support for Alternate Stack Ports

Summit Switch Model Number Summit Switch Option Card Alternate Port for Stack Port Alternate Port for Stack Port Stacking-Support Option Control 1 Stacking Port Selection Control 2

X450-G2-24t-10GE4

X450-G2-24p-10GE4

X450-G2-48t-10GE4

X450-G2-48p-10GE4

 

27

27

51

51

28

28

52

52

Yes Yes
X460-G2-24t-1G

X460-G2-24p-1G

X460-G2-48t-1G

X460-G2-48p-1G

VIM-2T or VIM-2X

33

33

53

53

34

34

54

54

Yes Yes
X460-G2-24p-10G

X460-G2-24t-10G

X460-G2-24x-10G

X460-G2-48p-10G

X460-G2-48t-10G

X460-G2-48x-10G

None

31

31

31

51

51

51

32

32

32

52

52

52

Yes

Yes

X670-G2-48x-4q

None

47 48 Yes Yes
X670-G2-72x

None

71 72 Yes Yes

X770-32q

None

103

104

Yes

Yes

When the alternate stack port is selected for a native stack port and the switch is restarted, the native stack port remains visible in the CLI and can be configured. However, any configuration applied to the replaced stack port is ignored and does not affect switch operation.

An alternate stack port runs the stacking protocol and cannot operate on a link connected to a data port that is not configured as a stack port. Both ends of a stack link must be configured to use the stacking protocol. The stacking link must be directly connected to two the alternate stacking ports of two stacking switches. The direct connection is necessary because stacking protocols cannot pass through an intermediate switch.

After a data port is activated as an alternate stack port, all data port configuration commands still work, but they do not change the operation of the alternate stack port. The LEDs on an Ethernet port used as an alternate stacking port operate according to the behavior of the Ethernet port. The LEDs on the related (disabled) native stacking port remain dark.

Note

Note

Commands that contain the stacking-support keyword operate only on the local switch; they do not apply to all switches in the stack. If an active stack topology has been formed, you can telnet to a slot elsewhere in the stack, log on to that switch, and use commands with the stacking-support keyword on that switch.

Example

The following command configures the switch to use the alternate stack port for Stack Port 1 after the next switch restart:

configure stacking-support stack-ports 1 selection alternate

The following command configures the switch to use both native stacking ports after the next switch restart:

configure stacking-support stack-ports 1-2 selection native

The following command configures stack ports 1 and 2 to operate as four 10 Gbps ports:

configure stacking-support stack-ports 1-2 selection native V80

History

This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.

The V80 and V160 keywords were added in ExtremeXOS 12.6.

The V320 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 15.1 Revision 2.

Platform Availability

This command is available on the platforms listed in the preceding table. The V80 and V160 keywords are supported only on Summit switches with the VIM3-40G4X or VIM4-40G4X option card installed.