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How Do I Know Which Switch Is the Master Switch in a Stack?

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How Do I Know Which Switch Is the Master Switch in a Stack?
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Created May 22, 2017 02:02:18 Helpful(0) Helpful(0)

After a stack is set up, you can observe indicators on member switches or use commands to determine which member switch is the master switch.
  • Observing indicators

    If the MST indicator on a switch is steady green, the switch is the master switch. The MST indicators on the other member switches are off, and the switches are standby or slave switches.

  • Using commands

    Run the display stack or display device command to check which member switch is the master switch.
    <HUAWEI> display stack
    
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    MemberID Role     MAC              Priority   DeviceType         Description
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3        Master  006d-a835-1700   160        CE5810-48T4S-EI
    4        Slave    0019-8c68-3360   150        CE5810-24T4S-EI
    5        Standby  0023-d856-1c00   140        CE5810-48T4S-EI
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    <HUAWEI> display device
    Device status:
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Slot  Card   Type               Online   Power Register     Alarm    Primary
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    3     -      CE5810-48T4S-EI    Present  On    Registered   Normal   Master
          FAN1   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          FAN2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          PWR2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
    4     -      CE5810-24T4S-EI    Present  On    Registered   Normal   Slave
          FAN1   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          FAN2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          PWR1   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          PWR2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
    5     -      CE5810-48T4S-EI    Present  On    Registered   Normal   Standby
          FAN1   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          FAN2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
          PWR2   -                  Present  On    Registered   Normal   NA
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
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