Are dedicated cables required for setting up a stack of CE series switches

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Common Ethernet cables are used to set up a stack of CE series switches, and no dedicated stack cable is required. High-speed cables, active optical cables (AOCs), or optical modules and optical fibers are used for connecting optical ports. Category-6, Category-6A, or Category-7 Ethernet cables are used to connect electrical ports.

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Stack cables supported by S series fixed switches
For details about stack cables supported by S series fixed switches, click Typical Configuration Examples and choose Typical Stack Configuration of Fixed Switches- Determining the Stack Connection Mode and Hardware and Software Requirements. This section describes whether each model and version of S series fixed switches supports stacking as well as stack modes, hardware and software requirements, typical networking, configuration steps, and also stack cables used to set up various stacks.

How many cables are required for setting up a stack of CE switches
At least one cable is required to connect two member switches. To ensure reliability, you are advised to use two cables to connect different cards of two member switches.

Which cables can be used to set up a stack of CE series switches
Common Ethernet cables can be used to set up a stack of CE series switches, and no dedicated stack cable is required. Optical ports are connected using high-speed cables or optical modules and optical fibers, and electrical ports are connected using Category 6, Category 6A, or Category 7 cables.

Can CE series switches use stack cards to set up a stack
CE series switches cannot use stack cards to set up a stack.

Can a stack be set up with CE switches in different versions
Switches in different versions can be stacked. If the versions are inconsistent, the other member switches synchronize the software version of the master switch and then restart to join the stack again. You are advised to upgrade the switches to the same version before stacking.

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