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Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320

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  • 1.  Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320

    Posted Jan 31, 2020 07:02 AM



    I have two aruba 8320 switches, which I want to stack similiar like a ifr-stack (Comware).

    I only need these switches for layer 2 connection to connect some servers. The switches should be connected to a Firewall, which is the layer 3 routing device.






  • 2.  RE: Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320
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    Posted Jan 31, 2020 08:38 AM



    The 8320 use VSX Stacking, you can look VRD ref guide for how to configure


    (there is always 2 management controller with VSX)

  • 3.  RE: Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320
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    Posted Feb 02, 2020 05:18 AM


    Here is a good video expaining vsx.


    It is different then irf/vsf because it does NOT merge/virtualize the control plane of both switches into 1. Control plane is always separated and the maximum number of cluster nodes is limited to 2 devices.

  • 4.  RE: Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320

    Posted Feb 10, 2020 08:29 AM



    thanks for your quick reponses.

    Do I need to use the active gateway configuration in this setup?




  • 5.  RE: Aruba OS-CX stacking 8320
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    Posted Feb 10, 2020 08:57 AM

    if the switch is only Layer 2, don't need Active Gateway