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Offline Chromeplated

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Disconnect Stacked Switches
« on: June 22, 2012, 08:08:53 AM »
I have two 5510 switches in a stack configuration that I would like to separate. Unit 1 is the base and has all the connectoins, unit 2 has none. How can I separate these switches without losing connections on unit 1? Once I separate these switches will unit 1 revert back to it's non-stack IP address? or is that a manual adjustment?

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Offline Flintstone

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Re: Disconnect Stacked Switches
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2012, 09:14:18 AM »
Hi Chromeplated,

You can just remove the stacking cables to separate the switches and this should not affect any connectivity on Unit 1.  We have done a similar thing without issue.

Unit 1 I believe will still use it's stack IP address?

CheerZ and good luck

Offline jhaesloop

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Re: Disconnect Stacked Switches
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2012, 09:17:21 AM »
Check the documentation for "Stack Forced Mode".  It determines the behavior of the 5500 series when they are disconnected from a stack.

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Re: Disconnect Stacked Switches
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2012, 10:56:47 AM »
Yep, jhaesloop has it right.  Look up Stack Forced Mode.  In a stack of two switches, if one fails it will keep the remaining unit in stacked mode even if it is alone.

Offline Chromeplated

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Re: Disconnect Stacked Switches
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2012, 02:14:11 PM »
I checked our switches and the stack forced mode is not enabled. So I should able to go the route Flinstone suggested.

Thanks for your replies.