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Two 2650 switches stacking as one

John Smith_45
Occasional Visitor

Two 2650 switches stacking as one

I researching on buying a couple of switches for my network. Currently looking at Procurve 2650, 4148gl, and the cisco 2950g. My question is can two procurve 2650 switches stack as one switch? Is there any special cascade cable required?

Thanks.
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The Real MD
Valued Contributor

Re: Two 2650 switches stacking as one

funny you should ask I have been looking at this myself. I will be using a netgear option FSM726S which supports stacking, the stacking cable comes with each switch. i'm not sure about the HP Procurve options but have a look at this link. I thought it was quite useful.

Regards

Martin.
Stuart Teo
Trusted Contributor

Re: Two 2650 switches stacking as one

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/networking/software/59906023e01-Mgmt-ch15-Stacking.pdf is a very good read. It tells you which switches support stacking and what it takes to stack them.
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Ardon
Trusted Contributor

Re: Two 2650 switches stacking as one

Hi,

Stacking means: interconnecting Backplanes otherwise it should be called Cascading which mean you daisy chain the switches.
There is no REAL stacking kit. Interconnecting 2 2650 or 4148 does not require a special cable as both switches support Auto-MDI-X.

Regards, Ardon
ProCurve Networking Engineer