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Difference bw VSS vs Cisco Stackwise Virtual

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Hello Guys, @Francesco Molino @Julio E. Moisa 

 

Whats the diff bw Cisco StakWise Virtual and VSS .

 

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cesarfer
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Hello, 

 

Thank you for your post. 

Stackwise virtual was designed for customers who wanted to stack two or more switches (i.e 3850) but they were in different sites or in different floors for example. So basically they couldn't form a stack because the stacking cables don't have enough length. This new technology came in in order to overcome this limitation and now allows two or more switches to be stacked and be managed through an Active switch by using fiber cables. 

 

The initial phase of StackWise Virtual capabilities offers consistent capabilities as a Cisco Catalyst 6K/4K VSS solution. However, the StackWise Virtual technology is a new innovation that is extended based on traditional stacking technology. It enables several new network design potentials, and with a combination of Cisco UADP ASIC technology and the next-generation Cisco IOS-XE Software operating system, it enables several new advanced technologies such as programmability, application visibility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and much more.

 

Thanks, 

 

Cesar Fernandez J

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How does new StackWise Virtual technology  compare to Cisco 6K/4K VSS technology?
A The initial phase of StackWise Virtual capabilities offers consistent capabilities as a Cisco Catalyst 6K/4K VSS solution. However, the StackWise Virtual technology is a new innovation that is extended based on traditional stacking technology. It enables several new network design potentials, and with a combination of Cisco UADP ASIC technology and the next-generation Cisco IOS-XE Software operating system, it enables several new advanced technologies such as programmability, application visibility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and much more.

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cesarfer
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Hello, 

 

Thank you for your post. 

Stackwise virtual was designed for customers who wanted to stack two or more switches (i.e 3850) but they were in different sites or in different floors for example. So basically they couldn't form a stack because the stacking cables don't have enough length. This new technology came in in order to overcome this limitation and now allows two or more switches to be stacked and be managed through an Active switch by using fiber cables. 

 

The initial phase of StackWise Virtual capabilities offers consistent capabilities as a Cisco Catalyst 6K/4K VSS solution. However, the StackWise Virtual technology is a new innovation that is extended based on traditional stacking technology. It enables several new network design potentials, and with a combination of Cisco UADP ASIC technology and the next-generation Cisco IOS-XE Software operating system, it enables several new advanced technologies such as programmability, application visibility, Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), and much more.

 

Thanks, 

 

Cesar Fernandez J