Configuring CX111 stacking


The stacking function stacks a group of switches to form a single logical stack unit to increase the bandwidth and improve the reliability.
The stacked switches in the group take the following roles:
? Master switch: The master switch manages the entire stack. A stack has only one master switch. The master switch assigns IDs to stack members, collect stack topology information, and reports the topology information to all stack members.
? Standby switch: The standby switch is a backup of the master switch. A stack has only one standby switch.
When the master switch fails, the standby switch takes over all services from the master switch.
? Slave switch: A slave switch forwards service traffic. The more slave switches in a stack, the higher forwarding performance the stack can provide. Apart from the master and standby switches, all the other switches in a stack are slave switches. When detecting neighbor loss, a slave switch sends a topology change packet to the master switch.

Configure stacking for the CX111 to increase interface density and forwarding capacity for network expansion as well as facilitating user management. Follow the instructions provided in the configuration guide:

Other related questions:
Whether the CX111 provides GE or 10GE ports
Yes, the CX111 provides GE and 10GE ports for switching data with external networks.
? Four 10GE optical ports
? 12 GE electrical ports

Default user name and password of the CX11x
The default user name and password of the BMC and GE switching plane of the CX11x are as follows: Default user name: root Default password: Huawei12#$ In some cases (such as serial port login and BIOS login), you only need to enter the password but do not need to enter the user name.

Hardware and software requirements and configuration methods of setting up a stack of S series switches
The Typical Configuration Examples document describes whether each model and version of S series fixed switches supports stacking as well as stack modes, hardware and software requirements, typical networking, and configuration steps. For details, click Typical Stack Configuration of Fixed Switches - Determining the Stack Connection Mode and Hardware and Software Requirements.

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