Building Stacks

A stack consists of a group of up to eight switches that are connected to form a ring. The stack offers the combined port capacity of the individual switches. But it operates as if it were a single switch, making network administration easier.

Stacking is facilitated by the SummitStack feature – part of the ExtremeXOS Edge license.

This chapter describes the supported configurations for stacking switches, the considerations for planning a stack, and the steps for setting up the hardware. We recommend that you read this chapter before installing the switches that will make up the stack.

Refer to the Stacking chapter in the ExtremeXOS 30.6 User Guide for information about configuring a stack, maintaining the stack configuration, and troubleshooting.