Configuring Stacked Switches

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 contains information about configuring a stack, maintaining the stack configuration, and troubleshooting.

For descriptions of the supported configurations for stacking, considerations for planning a stack, and instructions for setting up the hardware, see the Stacking chapter in the hardware installation guide for your switch. We recommend that you read that chapter before installing the switches that will make up the stack.