ICX7450 stacking question

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Hi  all - We have 3 x ICX7450 in a stack via the 10GB 4 port modules, Stack unit 1 is master then next is unit 2 and finally 3. Their stack priority values also descend. Now we need to add another switch to the stack which needs to be unit 4 but physically it needs to be placed inbetween unit 2 and 3. so the stack units would be 1, 2, 4 and 3. Is this possible and would it work? Requirement is due to physical locations in the DC. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. many thanks Ben
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Posted 7 months ago

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Yes it would work.  You can unplug the stacking cable from one switch and plug it into the new switch.  It will reboot and become member # 4.  As long as you are using a stacking ring topology and have 2 stacking cables to each switch to make a circle then you should have 0 downtime on the existing switches.
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Many thanks Paul for the prompt reply!

Kind regards
Ben