Community Membership

In the default stacking configuration, when a Candidate joins a stack, it automatically becomes a Member of any SNMP community to which the Commander belongs, even though any community names configured in the Commander are not propagated to the Member's SNMP Communities listing. However, if a Member has its own (optional) IP addressing, it can belong to SNMP communities to which other switches in the stack, including the Commander, do not belong. For example:
An SNMP community operation with stacking