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Switch Stacking / Firmware

I have a single switch currently in production running code: Cisco IOS Software, C3750 Software (C3750-IPBASEK9-M), Version 12.2(55)SE11, REL EASE SOFTWARE (fc3). I need to put in another temp switch for stacking, running code: Cisco IOS Software, C3750 Software (C3750-IPBASEK9-M), Version 12.2(55)SE10, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc2). 

My question is, will this cause an issue when stacking both switches together?

 

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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

here is the steps :

 

1.  You have already  the switch running as  master;

2.   Attach the stacking cable to the rest of the member (in your case switch2)

3.  Power up the member2 switch.

 

 

Stacking Rules :

 

1.  Ensure all switches are running the same IOS version, same Feature Set (example IP Base);

2.  Once all switches are up, ensure you enable "switch n priority XX"; (which one to act as Master)

 

Attached Stacking guide for reference :

 

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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

here is the steps :

 

1.  You have already  the switch running as  master;

2.   Attach the stacking cable to the rest of the member (in your case switch2)

3.  Power up the member2 switch.

 

 

Stacking Rules :

 

1.  Ensure all switches are running the same IOS version, same Feature Set (example IP Base);

2.  Once all switches are up, ensure you enable "switch n priority XX"; (which one to act as Master)

 

Attached Stacking guide for reference :

 

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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

Thanks for the quick response
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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

Suggestion on top adding to other post :

 

make sure you take backup of the config and do this task in maintenance window. since if you doing first time, to be safe.

 

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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

My switch is not networked and connected to my PC via console cable - does it need to be networked to download my firmware file from tftp(my computer)?


I've tried different methods to access my tftp server with no luck.

 

#archive download-sw /overwrite tftp://10.12.3.105/c3750-ipbasek9-tar.122-55.SE11.tar

 

Keep getting - 

ADC-Visitor#$de /reload tftp://10.12.3.105/c3750-ipbasek9-tar.122-55.SE11.tar
Could not buffer tarfile...using multiple downloads
examining image...
%Error opening tftp://10.12.3.105/c3750-ipbasek9-tar.122-55.SE11.tar (Timed out)
%Error opening flash:update/info (No such file or directory)
ERROR: Image is not a valid IOS image archive.

 

I believe I am downloading the correct firmware upgrade - 

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Re: Switch Stacking / Firmware

Switch should able to reach the TFTP Server ( or you can setup TFTP Server on your Laptop, connect one of the Switch port to laptop configure with same IP address as Swtich SVI - Follow the below guide)

 

check the below document guide you.

 

https://networklessons.com/cisco/ccna-routing-switching-icnd1-100-105/upgrade-cisco-ios-image

 

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