I have a existing switch stack with 5 switches in the stack (all of them are 3750). Now, I have to add another switch (3750) to that stack. I turned on the new switch that I got from my company to make sure if there is any unnecessary configurations, and I found out that the the member number of the new switch is 1 (which is default) and the priority is set as 15.
Here is how I am planing to add this switch:
- Turn off the power of the new switch
- connect the stacking cable (according to Cisco documentation)
- Turn on the power of the new switch
By doing this the switch should automatically get the stack number and priority value of 1.
Now my question is: since the new switch has priority value of 15 before adding it to the stack, after adding the switch to the stack following above procedure, can this switch reboot the entire stack and reelect the master switch? If yes, how can I avoid this.