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Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

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Atags
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Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

Hi,

I am very familiar with physical stacking and what is does. I have worked with both Meraki and Cisco Catalysts for stacking.

I am curious, if 2 MS425-32 Core switches that are separated by long distance inside a building where a physical stack cable won't work, is there a way to stack these over long distance? and if yes, how exactly does it work and what is needed?

Would it be the same thing and physical in terms of having that 1 virtual switch for ports and administration if done this way?

 

Thank you

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Bruce
Head in the Cloud

Re: Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

The MS425 range have a slightly different stacking approach to the other Meraki switches as I’m sure you’re aware. As they use the front ports they support a greater range of SFP+/QSFP modules for stacking, and so you can use, for example, 10GBase-SR modules (or 40Gs modules) and create a stack over optical fibre distances, if you want to.

 

Once you have the Flexible Stacking on the MS425 configured, it operates exactly the same as any other stacked switches in the Meraki range (e.g. MS350).

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cmr
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Kind of a big deal

Re: Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

@Atags you could perhaps use a fibre connection as a stack cable, the current stacking cables are absolutely standard twinax cables.

Bruce
Head in the Cloud

Re: Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

The MS425 range have a slightly different stacking approach to the other Meraki switches as I’m sure you’re aware. As they use the front ports they support a greater range of SFP+/QSFP modules for stacking, and so you can use, for example, 10GBase-SR modules (or 40Gs modules) and create a stack over optical fibre distances, if you want to.

 

Once you have the Flexible Stacking on the MS425 configured, it operates exactly the same as any other stacked switches in the Meraki range (e.g. MS350).

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Atags
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Re: Stacking MS425-32 Long Distance?

Thank you both for replying

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