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Stacking switches

Could you please tell me someone a model of aruba switch. I would like to connect stacked 3 switches. Which model is ok?

Maybe aruba 2530 

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Re: Stacking switches

Stacking (virtual switching) can be deployed only on current Aruba 2930F (VSF), Aruba 2930M (backplane), Aruba 3810M (backplane) and Aruba 5400R zl2 (VSF). Low end Aruba 2530 and 2540 switch series don't support backplane or frontplane (VSF) virtual switching techniques.
Occasional Contributor II

Re: Stacking switches

So 2530 doesn' t support vsf. Because I see in specs that:

 

Virtual stacking
provides single IP address management for up to 16 switches

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Re: Stacking switches

That "stacking" is stacking for management purposes...it's not "virtual switching" it is just using one IP Address to manage up to 16 Switches (and other 15 Switches need to have their IP Addresses too).

 

Stacking for Management purporses is neither frontplane (VSF) stacking nor Backplane stacking...

Occasional Contributor II

Re: Stacking switches

what about 1950 series. it says:

Four-high stacking can simplify network administration and add resiliency.

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Re: Stacking switches

Yes, HPE OfficeConnect 1950 Switch series (which is based on Comware 7 and not on ArubaOS-Switch as cited Aruba Switch series) provides IRF technique which is powerful enough for your desired scenario (Pay attention that 1950 user guide uses the term "Stacking" hiding the fact that - de facto - that implementation is basically the same IRF technique used on low-/mid-/high-end DC class switch series of HPE).

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