Can you stack 2960S and 2960X?
The 2960X allows stacking of up to eight switches and can provide up to 80 Gbps bandwidth with FlexStack+. Since 2960S can only stack up to four and provides up to 40 Gbps bandwidth, both switches are architecturally different and one would think that it shouldn’t stack – but, it does.
How do I add a Cisco 2960 switch to an existing stack?
Cisco 2960X – Add Stack Member
- Power up the new switch and check that IOS matches that of the existing stack.
- Copy the config from the existing stack to the new switch.
- Provison the new switch on the existing stack.
- Set stack member number and priority on new switch.
What is FlexStack stacking?
A Cisco FlexStack is a stacking solution for multiple physical switches that will act as a single unit, as in a logical switch. Each FlexStack member supports two connections. Using this switch stacking method, as many as four Catalyst 2960 switches can be stacked together to create one logical switch.
Can a 2960 stack be stacked with 2960 s?
Backward Compatibility When the 2960-S and 2960-X members are stacked together, the entire stack (even the 2960-X members) fall back to FlexStack capabilities. Mixing 2960 members limits the max stack members to four, and 20Gbps stack bandwidth per member, and 40Gbps per stack. 0 Helpful
Is there a flexstack module for Cisco Catalyst 2960 s?
Cisco FlexStack provides stacking of up to four 2960-S switches through an optional module (Figure 2). The FlexStack stack module is hot-swappable and can be added to any Cisco Catalyst 2960-S switch with LAN Base software.
Can a flexstack switch be combined with a 2960 SF switch?
FlexStack also allows mixed stacking: 2960-S and 2960-SF switches can be combined to provide a combination of Gigabit and Fast Ethernet ports in a single switch stack. Figure 2. Cisco FlexStack Switch Stack
How long does it take for a catalyst 2960-x switch to reconverge?
When a single link in a full ring stack becomes inoperable, there is a disruption in the forwarding of packets, and the stack moves to a half ring. In a homogenous stack of Catalyst 2960-X switches this disruption of traffic (or stack convergence time) takes milliseconds. In a mixed stack configuration, the stack takes 1 to 2 seconds to reconverge.