configure stacking-support stack-ports
Selects the switch ports and speed for stack communications.
|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.|
|V40||Specifies that the native stacking port can operate at 10 Gbps.|
|V80||Specifies that the native stacking port can operate at 20 Gbps.|
|V160||Specifies that the native stacking ports operate at 40 Gbps.|
|V200||Specifies that the native stacking ports operate at 50 Gbps|
|V320||Specifies that the native stacking ports operate at 80 Gbps.|
|V400||Specifies that the native stacking ports on the option card operate at 100 Gbps (Not available on Universal platforms).|
|alternative-configuration||Selects the V400 alternate configuration stacking mode for (ExtremeSwitchin 5720 series switches).|
|help||Provides more details regarding the alternate configuration stacking mode|
|alternate||Selects the alternate (Ethernet) stacking port associated with the specified stacking port. The alternate port numbers are listed in the following table.|
Switches with native stack ports default to "Native".
- The stacking-support option is enabled (if applicable).
- The switch restarts.
Each speed configuration requires a specific cabling configuration. For more information, see Hardware Installation Guide for your switch model.
- QSFP28 SR4
- QSFP28 LR4
- QSFP28 CWDM4
- QSFP28 PSM4
- QxQ AOC cable - 5m
- QxQ AOC cable - 7m
- QxQ AOC cable - 10m
- QxQ AOC cable - 20m
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 ExtremeSwitching series switches and option card configurations that support Stacking Port Selection Control, and it lists which platforms require manual Stacking-Support Option Control.
|Switch Model Number||Switch Option Card||Alternate Port for Stack Port||Alternate Port for Stack Port||Stacking-Support Option Control||Stacking Port Selection Control|
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 reconfigured 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.
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.
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 all selection native
The following command configures stack ports 1 and 2 to operate as four 40 Gbps ports:
configure stacking-support stack-ports all selection native V160
This command was first available in ExtremeXOS 12.5.
The V160 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 12.6.
The V320 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 15.1 Revision 2.
The V400 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 22.2.
The alternative-configuration and help keywords were added in ExtremeXOS 32.2.
The V40 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 31.3
The V80 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 31.4.
The V200 keyword was added in ExtremeXOS 31.6.
This command is available on ExtremeSwitching 5320, 5420, 5520, and 5720 series switches.