Figure 1-1 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.
Any ports, including GE ports and 10 GE ports, on the Switch 4500G series can serve as stack ports.
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.
The administrator can log in to any slave device from the master device of the stack, and perform
configurations for the slave device.
Stack Configuration Task List
Complete the following tasks to configure stack:
Configuring the Master Device
of a Stack
Configuring a Private IP Address Pool for a
Configuring Stack Ports
Creating a Stack