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Stacked switches with AHV?

  • 7 October 2020
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Hello,

i have some questions regarding “Switch stacking”

1-) Is it possible to use " 2 stacked switches " as TOR with AHV? there will be a problem if we use this configuration?
2-) The best practice is to use 2 Stacked switches or 2 individual switches?

We plan to use Active-Backup configuration and conect SFP to Switch1 and the other SFP to Switch2

I am not a network specialist so i am not sure if both switches are stacked, and we plug 1 SFP to SW1 and the other SFP to SW2, the active passive configuration will work

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Best answer by Neel Kotak 8 October 2020, 07:53

Hi @Pablo Alejandro 

 

1-) Is it possible to use " 2 stacked switches " as TOR with AHV? there will be a problem if we use this configuration? Yes, that's as per best practice because it provides redundancy at the switch level 


2-) The best practice is to use 2 Stacked switches or 2 individual switches? Here is the guide for AHV networking Best Practice you follow that

 

https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2071-AHV-Networking:top_ahv_networking_best_practices.html

 

The best practice is connecting the two 10g links coming from the server to two separate 10g switches for redundancy purposes. 

 

We plug 1 SFP to SW1 and the other SFP to SW2, the active-passive configuration will work? Yes, it should work

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Hi @Pablo Alejandro 

 

1-) Is it possible to use " 2 stacked switches " as TOR with AHV? there will be a problem if we use this configuration? Yes, that's as per best practice because it provides redundancy at the switch level 


2-) The best practice is to use 2 Stacked switches or 2 individual switches? Here is the guide for AHV networking Best Practice you follow that

 

https://portal.nutanix.com/page/documents/solutions/details?targetId=BP-2071-AHV-Networking:top_ahv_networking_best_practices.html

 

The best practice is connecting the two 10g links coming from the server to two separate 10g switches for redundancy purposes. 

 

We plug 1 SFP to SW1 and the other SFP to SW2, the active-passive configuration will work? Yes, it should work

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