| System Management Commands
Commander through its IP address, and then use the Commander to manage
the Member switches through the cluster's "internal" IP addresses.
Clustered switches must be in the same Ethernet broadcast domain. In other
words, clustering only functions for switches which can pass information
between the Commander and potential Candidates or active Members
through VLAN 4093.
Once a switch has been configured to be a cluster Commander, it automatically
discovers other cluster-enabled switches in the network. These "Candidate"
switches only become cluster Members when manually selected by the
administrator through the management station.
The cluster VLAN 4093 is not configured by default. Before using clustering,
take the following actions to set up this VLAN:
Create VLAN 4093 (see
Add the participating ports to this VLAN (see
401), and set them to hybrid mode, tagged members, PVID = 1,
and acceptable frame type = all.
Cluster Member switches can be managed either through a Telnet
connection to the Commander, or through a web management connection to the
Commander. When using a console connection, from the Commander CLI prompt,
to connect to the Member switch.
This command enables clustering on the switch. Use the no form to disable
To create a switch cluster, first be sure that clustering is enabled on the switch
(the default is enabled), then set the switch as a Cluster Commander. Set a
Cluster IP Pool that does not conflict with any other IP subnets in the network.
Cluster IP addresses are assigned to switches when they become Members and
are used for communication between Member switches and the Commander.
Switch clusters are limited to the same Ethernet broadcast domain.
"Editing VLAN Groups" on page
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"Configuring VLAN Interfaces"