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Can I monitor across a virtual stack?

 
Baylink
Occasional Advisor

Can I monitor across a virtual stack?

I have 4 4900B's set up as a virtual- or soft-stack, looping from port 25 on one switch to port 26 on the next.  I have set the first switch up as a Stack Commander, and it has properly captured the other three, and I can use its web UI to configure everything.

I have 5 VLANs configured on each switch, and they're all tagged up and down each cross-connect.

All the basic switching works fine, but I can't see any way to use the monitoring port facility to monitor a port not on the switch you are on.

Am I missing something?

Would this work properly if I had 3 hard-stacking cables plugged in?  (The switches were $25 apiece; the cables, close to $100.  If it will solve my problem, I'll spend it, but I would like to be sure first...

Firmware is h.8.83 on two, h.8.106 on one, and h.10.83 on the final one, if that matters; more details if necessary.

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Baylink
Occasional Advisor

Re: Can I monitor across a virtual stack?

Anybody?

Anybody?


Bueller?