The serial console of the Master switch provides a full CLI configuration interface for a user with valid credentials. The serial console of the other stack members, including the Standby, provides a reduced CLI configuration interface, with only a limited set of commands for troubleshooting the stack.

In a standard deployment, connect to the console interface of the master and standby switch. This enables the stack master console to be reachable after a stack failover to the new Master.


Any switch configuration or monitoring must be performed from the console of the stack Master switch only.