Physical or Virtual stack

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LawrenceLethuba
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Physical or Virtual stack

Good day,

 

Kindly advise if there are any differences between a virtual stack and a physical stack?

Can I move the customer from Physical to Virtual?

 

Thanks!

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LawrenceLethuba
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Thank you @Brash, much appreciated!

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Brash
Building a reputation

Virtual stacking is essentially a feature for ease of management from the dashboard.

The switches remain separate in terms of physical operation and network topology.

 

Physical switching on the other hand is where two (or more) switches are physically connected to eachother using the stack ports.They are managed and act as a single switch, providing benefits or redundancy and faster switching of packets between ports on two different stack members.

 

Physical is only supported on certain switch models so make sure to check the Meraki MS Datasheet or the below linked stacking guide.


Stacking Guide for reference: Switch Stacks - Cisco Meraki

UCcert
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Great explanation @Brash 

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I'm not an employee of Cisco/Meraki. My posts are based on Meraki best practice and what has worked for me in the field.
LawrenceLethuba
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Thank you @Brash, much appreciated!

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