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Wed, Sep 1, 2021 9:48 AM

Stacking two ICX 7550

Hi,

I'm planning to stack two CS ICX 7550 for redundancy links to Access switches , my question is, it will be necessary to have duplicate DAC cable for redundancy or just one cable  is enough ?

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2 m ago

Hello,

I would recommend consulting the latest ICX stacking guide here: https://support.ruckuswireless.com/documents/3453-fastiron-08-0-95-ga-stacking-configuration-guide

It is possible to stack over a single DAC but as the cost of these cables is minimal, I personally would recommend using 2x cables for additional resilience.

I hope that helps,
Darrel.

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2 m ago

Hi,

I believe the stack-links can be aggregated to increase bandwidth.  Please find a link to our stacking feature-sheet: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjoxNy9xt3yAhVCExoKHYrrDSgQFnoECAQQAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwebresources.ruckuswireless.com%2Fpdf%2Fother%2Ficx-switches-take-stacking-to-the-next-level.pdf&usg=AOvVaw2ZMxl4rb6_GD_pdJENQEv8

The following statement is on the first page:

Stacking on standard Ethernet ports

Unlike traditional stackable switches, ICX switches do not rely on proprietary stacking ports and stacking cables. Stacking is supported over standard 10Gbps SFP+ or 40Gbps QSFP+ Ethernet ports. The same ports can be configured for stacking or to forward uplink traffic. This provides a level of flexibility unavailable on other stackable switches. Additionally, multiple stacking ports can be aggregated together to increase the stacking bandwidth and boost performance when needed.

I hope that helps,
Darrel.

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2 m ago

Thank you for your reply, when you use two DAC cables instead of one, the throughtput is double , I mean they both links are active or just one is active and the second is on standby?

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