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How to stack an SG500 to (2) SG500x? is this doable?

EduardoRuiz
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Hello,

 

We have 2 SG500x switches which are stacked together via SFP cables and we would like to add an SG500. Is this doable? If so, what changes do I need to make? Please advise. I have tried several things but have been unsuccessful. 

 

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balaji.bandi
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Hybrid stack

A mix of SF500, SG500, and SG500X in the same stack (10/100, Gigabit, and 10 Gigabit).

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWJgM2Bkxf8

 

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Kasun Bandara
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Hi, you can use hybrid stacking.

 

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KB

Thanks for the reply.

Does this need to be configured on all the switches? Also In the initial setup I configure each switch with their own IP address, but I noticed that when they are stacked I can only ping the master's IP address. Is this a normal behavior?

 

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yes Stack means 1 switch as per most standard Stacking works ( not really hands on these models ? but should works in same way )

 

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Got it!!. What if I want to make changes to a port on the slave switch? How can I log into that switch web portal and make the desired changes, since the only way to do this is by its IP address?

 

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Once they are part of Stack, all changes to be done in master, there is no need to do any changes in memeber or slave ( all the config will be replicated to members ) in general.

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I noticed that when they are stacked I can only ping the master's IP address. Is this a normal behavior?

Yes, that is normal behavior. When you stack multiple switches together, they all logically become one, and so you assign one IP for management.

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EduardoRuiz
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Sorry for the late reply. I have successfully configured 3 SG500x switches and is working as intended. I configured one with an IP address and the other 2 copied the configuration. Unfortunately, I still can't get the SG500 to work with this stack. I know I was suggested to switch to Hybrid mode, this needs to be set in the master switch? I tried this and I'm getting the following message "at least 2 stacking ports need to be selected" not sure what i need to do here. Any suggestions? Thank you

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