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Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

  • 1.  Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:22

    I have an existing stack with 2 nodes already. I am adding 3 additional switches to the stack. Can I preconfigure the 3 new switches as slots 3-5 before hand or will they need to be done once they are added to the stack as this article points out:
    https://extremeportal.force.com/ExtrArticleDetail?an=000082561

    Thanks for any responses.



  • 2.  RE: Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:29
    You can configure the slots ahead of time, make sure you use the correct switch model.

    Once you can configure the slot you can can configure the ports. This way when you physically install the switches you would just complete the switch swap procedure as if you were replacing a failed node.

    I don't have the commands in front of me but...

    configure slot
    or
    configure stacking slot

    and a couple tabs should get you there.


  • 3.  RE: Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:29
    configure stacking node-address


  • 4.  RE: Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:29
    Patrick,

    I never thought about it before, but I could probably run all those commands ahead of time too.

    Then at installation I would just be a matter of connecting stack cables and plugging in power. Just have to make sure to get the mac-address right :-)



  • 5.  RE: Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:29
    It is a good thought but I believe the mac address has to be in the "show stacking" output in order to configure it. This is not my preferred method but in theory you can configure everything on the switch being added and it will add in automatically.


  • 6.  RE: Can you preconfigure slot numbers on new switches going into an existing X450-G2 stack or do they have to be done at the time of install?

    Posted 06-04-2018 11:29
    That sounds familiar now that you mention it. I always have my laptop with me so never saw the need to go the extra step,