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I'm working at several new network concepts for our company and the challenge is to stack at least two Catalyst 3850 over a distance of 200-300 meters. I know there are other possibilities like VSS or vPC (with other components), but I wanted to know if it's possible to stack them over distance and how this could be done. Thank you in advance for your answers!

  • Is Cisco a requisite or you are open to other vendors? – KorXo Aug 31 '15 at 21:22
  • Cisco is a requisite and replaces avaya switches here... – H1GHL4ND3R Sep 1 '15 at 5:34
  • Did any answer help you? if so, you should accept the answer so that the question doesn't keep popping up forever, looking for an answer. Alternatively, you could provide and accept your own answer. – Ron Maupin Aug 12 '17 at 5:34
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Stack Wise is not possible without the use of stack ports and stack cables and the maximum stack cable length i deal with was CAB-SPWR-150CM which was 1.5 m . so you can't stack over this distance . and also you can make use of this discussion

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  • And what about "emulating" a stack via fibre? Is that possible (like a "stretched stack")? – H1GHL4ND3R Aug 31 '15 at 8:02
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    No. It's not possible. – Łukasz Bromirski Aug 31 '15 at 8:21
  • Sorry, but last try - is it possible with any of the catalyst series (like the 2960FX or similar)? Just to get things right – H1GHL4ND3R Sep 1 '15 at 5:29
  • also NO . maximum length for stack cable supported in 2960 series CAB-STK-E-3M which is 3m – Gadeliow Sep 1 '15 at 7:14
  • Can you please provide more information about what it is you're trying to achieve? Is staking a must? If not there might be another solution. If it is, why is? – OzNetNerd Oct 30 '15 at 21:35
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This answer probably won't very useful today, but it's possible to stack 2960X via fiber. You need C2960X-FIBER-STK.

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