Pushing a switch into a stack, modifying the switch’s configuration, or disabling stacking on the switch (Menu)

Use Telnet or the WebAgent to access the Candidate if it has an IP address. Otherwise, use a direct connection from a terminal device to the switch's console port.

  1. Display the Stacking Menu by selecting Stacking in the console Main Menu.
  2. Display the Stack Configuration menu by pressing 3 to select Stack Configuration.
    The default stack configuration screen
  3. Move the cursor to the Stack State field by pressing E (for Edit).
  4. Do one of the following:
    1. To disable stacking on the Candidate, use the Space bar to select the Disabled option, then go to step 5.

      Using the menu interface to disable stacking on a Candidate removes the Candidate from all stacking menus.

    2. To insert the Candidate into a specific Commander's stack:
      1. Use the space bar to select Member.

      2. Press Tab once to display the Commander MAC Address parameter, then enter the MAC address of the desired Commander.

    3. To change Auto Join or Transmission Interval, use Tab to select the desired parameter, and:
      • To change Auto Join, use the Space bar.

      • To change Transmission Interval, enter the new value in the range of 1 to 300 seconds.

        All switches in the stack must be set to the same transmission interval to help ensure proper stacking operation. Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends that you leave this parameter set to the default 60 seconds.

  5. Press Enter to return the cursor to the Actions line.
  6. Press S (for Save) to save your configuration changes and return to the Stacking menu.