General stacking operation

After you configure one switch to operate as the Commander of a stack, additional switches can join the stack by either automatic or manual methods. After a switch becomes a Member, you can work through the Commander switch to further configure the Member switch as necessary for all of the additional software features available in the switch.

The Commander switch serves as the in-band entry point for access to the Member switches. For example, the Commander's IP address becomes the path to all stack Members and the Commander's Manager password controls access to all stack Members.

Stacking with one commander controlling access to wiring closet switches