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Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D in same chassis, is stacking link need?

 
chuckk281
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Virtual Connect Flex-10/10D in same chassis, is stacking link need?

A Virtual Connect Question from Carlos:

 

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Hi experts.

In a scenario with a c7000, 4 VC Flex 10/10D and 2 VC FC 8 Gbps:

Is it essential to have stacking links between the VC Flex10´s? Is there any supported possibility to manage all the chassis from VCM without it? I have heard something about something thru OA, but I am not sure.

 

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Reply from Rinaldo:

 

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All the Ethernet VCs in a domain have to be connected with at least another Ethernet VC and all have to be reachable from each other using stacking links.

To have the ones in bay 1 and 2 reaching those in bay 3 and 4 you need at least one vertical stacking link (two for redundancy).

So the answer is yes, you need them.

 

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