12-22-2014 01:44 AM
I urgently need some advice on stacking two Brocade 6450P Switches. I purchased one stacking cable, as someone said that was all I need, however, I get the feeling I need two. How many do I need? and which ports do I connect them in? I literally want to know how to stack two switches only. The brocade guides only show how to connect 3 or more, which is of no interest to me.
01-11-2015 07:40 PM
2 will give you better redundancy, but if you only have one uplink then dont worry about it. On the first switch connect port 3 ( top right) to port 1 on the second switch.
first make sure your switches are running the same version. Then enable stacking ( config# stack enable) run stack secure setup ( switch# stack secure-setup) , then accept the topology and bottom switch should reboot.. set the stack mac which will be your first switch - switch# stack mac 0000.0000.0000.
01-21-2015 02:25 PM - edited 01-21-2015 02:44 PM
I've attached the stacking guide and configuration guide to this post. These docs will help you understand how to configure and implement your 6450s.
You should also set "hitless-failover enable".