Viewing stack status and configuring a Commander switch (Menu)

  1. Configure an IP address and subnet mask on the Commander switch (see the ArubaOS-Switch Management and Configuration Guide for your switch).
  2. Display the Stacking Menu by selecting Stacking in the Main Menu.
    The default stacking menu
  3. Display the Stack Configuration screen by pressing 3 to select Stack Configuration.
    The default Stack Configuration screen
  4. Move the cursor to the Stack State field by pressing E (for Edit). Then use the Space bar to select the Commander option.
  5. Press the down-arrow key to display the Commander configuration fields in the Stack Configuration screen.
    The default Commander configuration on the Stack Configuration screen
  6. Enter a unique stack name (up to 15 characters; no spaces) and press the down-arrow key.
  7. Ensure that the Commander has the desired Auto Grab setting, then press the down-arrow key:
    • No (the default) prevents automatic joining of Candidates that have their Auto Join set to Yes.

    • Yes enables the Commander to automatically take a Candidate into the stack as a Member if the Candidate has Auto Join set to Yes (the default Candidate setting) and does not have a previously configured password.

  8. Accept or change the transmission interval (default: 60 seconds), then press Enter to return the cursor to the Actions line.
  9. Press S (for Save) to save your configuration changes and return to the Stacking menu.

Your Commander switch should now be ready to automatically or manually acquire Member switches from the list of discovered Candidates, depending on your configuration choices.