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Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

  • 1.  Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-08-2017 17:47
    I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong here, I currently have a stack of 5 switches (All X450-G2 using the front 10Gb ports)

    Slot-1 ex-460-chi.1 # show stacking

    Stack Topology is a Daisy-Chain

    Active Topology is a Daisy-Chain

    Node MAC Address Slot Stack State Role Flags

    ------------------ ---- ----------- ------- ---

    *00:04:96:9a:26:e7 1 Active Master CA-

    00:04:96:99:ee:b3 2 Active Standby CA-

    00:04:96:9a:27:10 3 Active Standby CA-

    00:04:96:9a:26:e2 4 Active Standby CA-

    00:04:96:9a:27:80 5 Active Standby CA-

    * - Indicates this node

    Flags: (C) Candidate for this active topology, (A) Active Node

    (O) node may be in Other active topology

    Slot-1 ex-460-chi.2 #

    I'm plugging in the rear dedicated 21Gbs ports but not getting any link light, do I need to disable the stack first before? Hopefully not as I'd love to do this the easy way 🙂



  • 2.  RE: Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-08-2017 17:52
    Wonder if this has something to do with it?

    Slot-1 ex-460-chi.4 # show stacking-support



    Stack Available Ports

    Port Native Alternate Configured Current

    ----- ----------------- ---------- ----------

    1 Yes 51 * Alternate Alternate

    2 Yes 52 * Alternate Alternate

    stacking-support: Enabled N/A



    Flags: * - Current stack port selection





  • 3.  RE: Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-08-2017 19:55
    For some reason, you already have configured your stack using "alternate" port, ie the 10G front ports, instead of the "Native" stacking ports (rear). Also, you are in daisy-chain, which is not recommended.

    I think you need to reboot when you change from alternate port to native port.


  • 4.  RE: Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-08-2017 22:24
    From the provided output, I do not see a backup slot has been configured. Looks like a stack configuration issue. Could you try to rebuild the stack from scratch? Please execute the command "unconfigure switch all" from master slot to factory default the switches.

    if you are going to configure stack using the native stacking ports (dedicated stack ports), then please follow the below mentioned steps:
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-create-stack-with-Summit-X460-48p-and-Summit-X460-24p



  • 5.  RE: Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-08-2017 22:28
    Also, I could see the Stack Topology is a Daisy-Chain. Please make sure all the stack cables are intact properly.

    If you are using alternate stacking, then please follow the below mentioned steps:
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/How-to-implement-alternate-stacking

    For more information on stacking relates queries, please refer the below mentioned article:
    https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/How_To/Getting-started-with-Summit-Stacking


  • 6.  RE: Trying to use the dedicated rear 21Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 but no bueno

    Posted 07-09-2017 01:43
    There's no backup because this is a daisy chained topology. Easy setup will default to that in such topology.