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AbraCadavra44
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Cisco 9300L - Stack of 2 switches - how many stack cables?

I bought two 9300L switches and want to set them up as a stack of 2 switches. I bought a kit with 2 stack adapters and 1 cable. Is this all I need to connect two switches together in a stack, or do I require 2 more stack adapters and an additional cable to setup the two switches as a single stack?

 

The Cisco tutorial mentions a ring setup, but it's not clear how this would work with only 2 switches...I could see it going either way.

 

https://blog.router-switch.com/2017/11/how-many-catalyst-9300-models-can-i-stack-together/

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Reza Sharifi
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You need 4 stack adapters and 2 cables. It will work with 2 stack adapters and one cable but if you want to full staking capability and also redundancy you need 4 and 2.

HTH

sphillips
Beginner

You need set to correctly stack them properly.
Martin L
VIP Advocate

 

For full ring setup you need 2 cables for 2 switches; now with 1 cable you have a half-ring and half-speed capability. this is ok for home lab but not for production environment.  With 1 cable you do not have redundancy; you will loose stack once your singe cable comes loose or breaks.

 

Regards, ML
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