Do you have any presentation/link about benefits of stacking (easy management, Redundancy.....)
Customer is afraid about stacking need to convince him.
PS : We are talking about X480-24x
thanks so much Jeremy,
Actually customer has a doubt about redundancy and fail over mechanisms when stacking is enabled and what he will win when he use stacking instead of swapping a switch with great one (modular) or use other small switches but without stacking (LAG instead).
What you loose is, the ability to upgrade each switch, one at a time. Possibly minimizing outages or disruptions. I think a much better design for a ToR solution or end of row / middle of row switching... But for IDF's (switch closets for end user connectivity), it's just cheeper, and more efficient. 8 switches in 1 stack count as 1 license in NetSight (Extreme Management), vs 8 license if each of those switches were independent.