FastIron Ethernet Switch Stacking Configuration Guide

Supporting FastIron Software Release 08.0.30

Part Number: 53-1003633-02

ICX 6430 or ICX 6450 stack configuration overview

The following table provides an overview of ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 stacking capabilities.

Table 1 ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 traditional stacking capability
Stacking capability ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 Additional information
Topologies supported Ring and linear
NOTE
ICX 6450 devices can also be installed in a mixed stack.
Refer to ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 stack topologies. For information on installing the ICX 6450 in a mixed stack, refer to Mixed Stacking.
Maximum stack size

4 ICX 6430 units

8 ICX 6450 units

Traditional stacking only. Any combination of ICX 7450 devices may be stacked.
Maximum stacking distance 100 meters Refer to Extended distance stacking for more information on available media.
Stacking ports

4 ports on front panel (Ports 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Ports 2 and 4 require additional configuration.

Refer to ICX 6430 and ICX 6450 stack topologies and Connecting ICX 6450 or ICX 6430 devices in a traditional stack.
Default ports Ports 1 and 3

Default ports cannot be changed. Use the stack-port command to select a single default port.

Reconfigurable ports

Stacking ports can be used as data uplink ports if stacking is not enabled.

Stacking ports can be used as data ports, but not vice versa. Refer to Connecting ICX 6450 or ICX 6430 devices in a traditional stack.
Trunking Supported; must be configured. Refer to Configuring an ICX 6430 or ICX 6450 traditional stack.
Hitless switchover and hitless failover Supported Refer to Hitless stacking.
License requirements None required for default stacking ports For the ICX 6450, an ICX6450-2X10G-LIC-POD license is required to enable ports 2 and 4 in 10-Gbps port speed. Refer to the FastIron Ethernet Switch Software Licensing Guide for more information.
Configuration options Manual and automatic, including Secure-setup Refer to Traditional stack construction methods.
Access methods TFTP, SCP Software images, boot images, and signatures can be downloaded to a stack using TFTP and SCP applications. Refer to the FastIron Ethernet Switch Software Upgrade Guide for more information.
Traditional stacking CLI All traditional stacking CLI is supported. Refer to Traditional stack CLI commands .