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stacking-like mode in EXOS


Is there a possibility to add in EXOS a fetaure that will be like:
enable stacking-like-support
I just need all ports to be in X:Y notation in normal mode (no to waste 10G ports).

In future, config might be easily moved to real stacking environment..

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I assume you are looking at 460G-2s we have also encountered that issue.

This was not an issue on G1s but after comparing the vim modules between the 2 platforms there is a lot more going on on a G2 vim. Our conclusion was that the chips for stacking are not sitting idle in the G2 like they would have been on a G1.

That being said it would be great if we could stack a single switch without burning the 10gig ports.

Thanks
David Coglianese wrote:

I assume you are looking at 460G-2s we have also encountered that issue.

This was not an issue on G1s but after comparing the vim modules between the 2 platforms there is a lot more going on on a G2 vim. Our conclusion was that the chips for stacking are not sitting idle in the G2 like they would have been on a G1.

That being said it would be great if we could stack a single switch without burning the 10gig ports.

Thanks

Yes, X460G2-48X. Just want to have X:Y notation plus possibility to add something to a stack.
We enable stacking in stand-alone X670G2-48X, but there is plenty of 10G ports so at the moment wasting 2 of them is what I can accept.

Just a simple feature or - once and forever - extreme should use 1:Y port notation in stand-alone mode..
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100% agree to this feature request! We also had a GTAC Case for that to figure out, if there is a way to get the Slot:Port Notation for switches with no native stack ports. Even on our single switch installations which have native Ports, we stage them with "enable stacking" in the default.xsf. Only to have the mentionend port Notation to be ready for the future when we maybee have to extend ports via a second switch.
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Hi,

For the topic to go back to a x:y notation for standalone switches, it's interesting to note that at the introduction of stacking (a long time ago) this was the default behavior.

Then customers complained a lot about it, and the port notation has been changed.
Grosjean, Stephane wrote:

Hi,

For the topic to go back to a x:y notation for standalone switches, it's interesting to note that at the introduction of stacking (a long time ago) this was the default behavior.

Then customers complained a lot about it, and the port notation has been changed.

So, if you could please add a feture to keep X:Y port numbering in stand-alone mode - I'll appreciate.
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Grosjean, Stephane wrote:

Hi,

For the topic to go back to a x:y notation for standalone switches, it's interesting to note that at the introduction of stacking (a long time ago) this was the default behavior.

Then customers complained a lot about it, and the port notation has been changed.

You should be able to create one yourself from eSupport, or eventually ask for it to your local team. But it's always difficult, some will want no slot notation on standalone, others will ask for it. Ideally both should be supported, if that's possible 🙂
Grosjean, Stephane wrote:

Hi,

For the topic to go back to a x:y notation for standalone switches, it's interesting to note that at the introduction of stacking (a long time ago) this was the default behavior.

Then customers complained a lot about it, and the port notation has been changed.

just a simple command:
enable stacking-like-port-numbering
this should be good for both teams 😉

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