This command enables stacking on one or all nodes.
|node-address||Specifies the MAC address of a node in the stack. To view the MAC addresses for all nodes in a stack, enter the show stacking command.|
Default value is stacking disabled.
This command enables stacking on one or all nodes. When a node is operating in stacking mode, QoS profile QP7 cannot be created.
For information about stacking methods, and which switches can stack with other switches, see the Available Stacking Methods topic in the Switch Engine 32.2 User Guide .
If a node-address is not specified, this command first performs an analysis of the current stacking configuration on the entire stack. If the stack has not yet been configured for stacking operation, or if the configuration is self-inconsistent, the user is offered the option of invoking the easy setup function. The following message appears:You have not yet configured all required stacking parameters. Would you like to perform an easy setup for stacking operation? (y/N)
If you enter Yes, the easy setup procedure is invoked and you first see the following message:Executing "configure stacking easy-setup" command...
If you enter No, the following message appears:Stacking has been enabled as requested.
The following describes the operation performed if easy setup is neither offered nor selected.
If you do not enter any node-address, stacking is enabled on all nodes in the stack topology.
If the node-address parameter is present, stacking is enabled on the node with the specified node-address. This is the MAC address assigned to the stackable by the factory.
The show stacking configuration command shows the current configuration of this parameter as well as the value currently in use.
A node that is enabled for stacking attempts to join the active topology. If successful, it then negotiates a node role with the other nodes in the stack and becomes an operational node in the stack according to its role. The master node's configuration is applied to the node.
When this command is executed successfully, the following message appears:This command will take effect at the next reboot of the specified node(s).
To enable stacking on a stack:
# enable stacking This command will take effect at the next reboot of the specified node(s).
To enable stacking on node 5, with a MAC address 00:04:96:26:6b:ed:
# enable stacking node-address 00:04:96:26:6b:ed This command will take effect at the next reboot of the specified node(s).
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.0.
This command is available with all licenses and platforms that support the SummitStack feature. For information about which licenses and platforms support the SummitStack feature, see the Switch Engine 32.2 Feature License Requirements document.