Removing the Commander

  1. Establish a console session with the stack using a direct console cable connection, telnet, or equivalent. If using the console cable, connect it to a switch other than the Commander

  2. Enter the following command to force Commander status over to the Standby switch:switch(config)#: redundancy switchoverThis causes the Standby switch to take the role of the Commander and for a new Standby to be selected from the remaining member switches. The former Commander becomes a Member of the stack.

  3. To remove the former Commander from the stack:switch(config)#: stacking member <n> removewhere n is the member number of the former Commander.

  4. Power down the removed switch.

  5. Disconnect the stacking cables from the removed switch and from the other switches in the stack.