ProCurve Stack Management
Figure 7-3. Example of a Non-Stacking Device Used in a Stacking Environment
Operating Rules for Stacking
Stacking is an optional feature (enabled in the default configuration)
and can easily be disabled. Stacking has no effect on the normal
operation of the switch in your network.
A stack requires one Commander switch. (Only one Commander
allowed per stack.)
All switches in a particular stack must be in the same IP subnet
(broadcast domain). A stack cannot cross a router.
A stack accepts up to 16 switches (numbered 0-15), including the
Commander (always numbered 0).
The stacking feature supports up to 100 switches in the same IP
subnet (broadcast domain). A switch can belong to only one stack. In
the event that the 100 switch limit is exceeded, it may take multiple
attempts to add or move a member to any given stack. Once a member
is added to a stack, it is not "forgotten" by the Commander.
Viewing Stack Status (all) only displays up to 100 devices. Devices
that are not members of a given stack may periodically "drop out" of
the list when viewing Stack Status (all).
If multiple VLANs are configured, stacking uses only the primary
VLAN on any switch. In the factory-default configuration, the
DEFAULT_VLAN is the primary VLAN. (See "Stacking Operation with
Multiple VLANs Configured" on page 7-46 and "The Primary VLAN"
on page 2-6.)
Stacking allows intermediate devices that do not support stacking.
This enables you to include switches that are distant from the
Switch with Stacking
Disabled or Not Available