Stacking & Licensing guidelines for the SecureStack C5/C3/C2/B5/B3/B2/A2

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Products
C5-Series
C5L3-LIC
C3-Series
C3L3-LIC, C3IPV6-LIC
C2-Series
C2L3-LIC
B5-Series
STK-CAB-SHORT, STK-CAB-LONG, STK-CAB-2M, STK-CAB-5M
B3-Series
B3POL-LIC, B3POL-LIC25, B3POL-LIC50
B2-Series
B2POL-LIC, B2POL-LIC25, B2POL-LIC50
C2CAB-SHORT, C2CAB-LONG, C2CAB-5M
A2-Series 

Goals
Mixed Stacking
Advanced Router licensing
IPv6 Router licensing
Policy licensing

Solution
Here are the Stacking and Licensing guidelines for the SecureStack product line: 

You may stack from one to eight C5-Series units using C5 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the STK-CAB-xxxxx (30cm STK-CAB-SHORT, 1m STK-CAB-LONG, 2m STK-CAB-2M, 5m STK-CAB-5M).
  • For Advanced Router/IPv6 licensing, use the C5L3-LIC (13130).

You may stack from one to eight C3-Series units using C3 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Advanced Router licensing, use the C3L3-LIC (5828).
  • For IPv6 Router licensing, use the C3IPV6-LIC (5873).

You may stack from one to eight C3-Series and C2-Series units (any models, except no more than seven C2G124-48 / C2G124-48P / C2K122-24) all using C2 firmware 5.00.28 or higher, with a C3 unit in the Manager role (12760).
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Advanced Router licensing, use the C2L3-LIC (5828).

You may stack from one to eight C2-Series units (any models, except no more than seven C2G124-48 / C2G124-48P / C2K122-24) using C2 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Advanced Router licensing, use the C2L3-LIC (5828).

You may stack from one to eight B5-Series units using B5 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the STK-CAB-xxxxx (30cm STK-CAB-SHORT, 1m STK-CAB-LONG, 2m STK-CAB-2M, 5m STK-CAB-5M).

You may stack from one to eight B3-Series units using B3 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Policy licensing, use the B3POL-LICxx (5781).

You may stack from one to eight B3-Series and B2-Series units all using B2 firmware 4.00.22 or higher, with a B3 unit in the Manager role (12760).
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Policy licensing, use the B2POL-LICxx (5781).

You may stack from one to eight B2-Series units, using B2 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use the C2CAB-xxxxx (5668) or the newer STK-CAB-xxxxx.
  • For Policy licensing, use the B2POL-LICxx (5781).

You may stack from one to eight A2-Series units, using A2 firmware.
  • For Stacking cables, use standard Cat5 or higher grade 8-conductor RJ45 straight-through cables (5660).

A useful guideline that can help to clarify inter-stackability is that models which may be stacked together are listed together in the output of a given 'show switch switchtype' query (5751). 

See also: 5821 and 7086.
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