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2930M long stacking cable

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  • 1.  2930M long stacking cable

    Posted Jun 14, 2022 06:17 AM
    We have two racks in a LAN room, and need to have a switch in each rack. I would like to stack these switches, but need about a 5 metre stacking cable to do so. I am advised that the longest stacking cable is 3 metres, is this correct? Are there any alternate methods for connecting these switches in a stack. The model is JL322A.


  • 2.  RE: 2930M long stacking cable

    Posted Jun 14, 2022 09:01 AM

    Hi David, Aruba 2930M supports backplane stacking and the longest stacking cable is 3m.
    Aruba 2930F and Aruba-CX switches like 6200, 6300 can do front plane stacking with VSF. You can use DAC cables or fibre cables for front plane stacking purpose.

    Kapildev Erampu
    Systems Engineer, ACEX#94
    Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company
    Sydney, Australia.
    Any opinions expressed here are solely my own and not necessarily that of HPE

  • 3.  RE: 2930M long stacking cable

    Posted Jun 14, 2022 09:05 AM
    Thanks Kapildev, that was what I expecting.


  • 4.  RE: 2930M long stacking cable

    Posted Jun 14, 2022 11:44 AM

    Hi David,  Not an official Aruba cable but sure looks like the correct product and it does come in a 5m variant.




    They have a US division called Phantom Cables.


    I have quite a few of the official Aruba cables but you are correct 3m is all I have ever found for them.  I have not tried the Infinite cable version but at the price point ($84.55 CDN) it might be worth a try.



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  • 5.  RE: 2930M long stacking cable

    Posted Jun 15, 2022 03:40 AM
    Thanks John. Although it looks look like stacking cable, the URL includes DAC, which I believe the 2930M doesn't support. I'm in the UK, so I don't think it would be worth ordering on the off chance it works.