I have a Meraki switch that is already provisioned and connected to the cloud. It has its own IP (static) and configuration. Right now, it is trunked to another switch stack.
I want to add this individual switch to an existing stack (with the stacking cables).
Are there issues with doing this? What will happen to the configuration?
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So the switch is already in the same network with the switch you want to stack it with? You are just wanting to create the stack?
There are 3 switches. Two are in a stack, and the third is trunked to them from a different room.
I want to take that third switch and add it to the stack, but that switch does have configuration on it (ports, IP address, etc.)
@PhilipDAth has done more of these than I do so maybe he'll have some input.
But I'm pretty sure when you stack the only thing it inherits is the layer 3 routing. I believe the rest of your port configs stay the same but I also make sure to do this in a maint window as to not interrupt stuff.
If both switches are in layer 2 mode, you can add it to the stack and the configs will be kept.
From memory, if one of the switches in operating in layer 3 mode the stack will ask you which config you want to keep, and the other switch will loose its layer 3 config. The layer 2 config is retained.
The switch stack is in Layer-3 mode
The switch I want to add to it is in layer-2 mode, but of course has a uplink/management IP address, and is registered with the cloud.
Will it lose its IP address? --I am worried about it dropping out of the cloud