Has anyone ever asked support to manually change the switch priority of a switch in a stack ? Currently it is the lowest MAC that wins the election. That can cause issues with STP since the port IDs will increment according to the switch number and not the ''real'' switch position.
Eg : your switch master could be in the middle of your stack instead on top of the stack and cause confusion when cabling like shown below :
SS02UA-1 puts interface 1 in blocking/discarding since the same BPDU with a lower port ID is received on interface 2 resulting in non optimal forwarding.
Being able to set switch #1 as the master , #2 as the backup , #3,#4 and so on in that order would actually fix my nightmares.
I'm not aware if support is able to do so. I could simply open a ticket to figure it out , but I'm curious if anyone has ever done that in the past.
I'm aware that I have created a similar post in 2022 , but this is mostly an open discussion than finding a solution.