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Occasional Contributor II

VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

I'm trying to configure a 3 switch ring topology on a 2930F stack but only the first two switches join.  I've been reading up on the documentation but I only see examples for 2 and 4 node VSF stacks.  One thing I've run into is the Link numbering.  For example, if I connect Link1 to Link1 on top and middle switch, then Link 2 to Link 2 between the middle and bottom switch, then Link 1 can only be used on the bottom switch (up to the top switch to complete the ring) but Link 1 is already used on the top switch?

 

 

Occasional Contributor II

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

what's odd, is even if I rule out the ring topology, the 3rd switch isn't coming online in the chain topology so something else is going on.  The 3rd switch is a 2930F but is the only POE switch in the stack... but I've read you can mix and max.  Firmware is all the same.

Aruba Employee

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

What revision of ArubaOS-Swtich firmware are you utilizing?

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

WC.16.05.0007

Occasional Contributor II

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

factory defaulting the 3rd switch allowed it to join the VSF stack, however I'm unable to get the ring topology to work.  Working through that now....

Occasional Contributor II

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

Just a quick update.  The ring did eventually connect up but required me to unplug the DAC cables and plug them back in - then the ring topology formed instead of the chain. 

 

Also, I was mistaken on the VSF port links.  They do not need to be linked to the same port on the other switch as this is impossible to do on a 3 switch ring topology.  For example, Link 1 on the top switch is plugged into Link 2 on the bottom switch.

Aruba Employee

Re: VSF ring topology on 2930F stack

Greetings!

 

When you were forming the VSF stack, were you allowing the switches to automatically join the VSF domain by connecting them to the commander/standby, or were you manually provisioning each member in advance?



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