Stack configuration overview
To manage network devices situated at distant sites as a whole, you can connect the network devices and
perform necessary configurations to establish a stack, helping reduce customer investments and simplify
Introduction to stack
A stack is a management domain that comprises several network devices connected to one another
through stack ports. In a stack, there is a master device and several slave devices.
An administrator can manage all the devices in a stack through the master device.
network diagram for stack management.
Figure 51 Network diagram for stack management
Master device: In a stack, the master device acts as the configuration interface in stack
management. Management and monitoring of all the devices in the stack are performed through
the master device.
Slave devices: Managed devices in a stack.
Stack port: Ports between stack devices.
Establishing a stack
An administrator can establish a stack as follows:
Configure a private IP address pool for a stack and create the stack on the network device which is
desired to be the master device.
Configure ports between the stack devices as stack ports.
The master device automatically adds the slave devices into the stack, and assigns a number for
each stack member.