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I feel like this has to be a stupid question and I should be able to find the answer somewhere - but I can't find it...

Is there, anywhere, a concise document that explains how to configure Dell Z9100-ON network switches in a stack? In particular (or at least, to start with), I can't figure out how to set a given switch's stack-unit number, and all of my usual Google searching and documentation scouring is failing me. I can find stacking configuration information for other (primarily FTOS) Dell switches, but not the Open Networking type switches. I'm not sure where to even begin looking in the documentation - I expected to find a section like "Configuring Switch Stacking" or something like that (as I find such documentation for other switches), but I find no such thing for the Z9100-ON.

Am I missing something very very obvious?

  • I don't think that switch is a stackable switch; not all switches are stackable. There is nothing about it in the data sheets, and that is something about which Dell would brag. Nor do I find any mention of it in any of the reviews. – Ron Maupin Nov 8 '17 at 3:10
  • I was led to believe it was. If that's actually the case ... that would indeed be "missing something very very obvious"... :-) – patbarron Nov 8 '17 at 3:15
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    I think you are going to have to bite the bullet and call Dell... – Ron Maupin Nov 8 '17 at 3:35
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    Also, if you find out anything, please post an answer and accept it so that the question doesn't keep popping up forever, looking for an answer. – Ron Maupin Nov 8 '17 at 3:36
  • Datasheet don't mention stacking. You can try a command like "stack-unit 1 renumber 2"... If it's not working, I'm 99% sur this is not a stackable switch – Golgot Nov 8 '17 at 10:25
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This switch support "L2 multipath support via Virtual Link Trunking (VLT) and multiple VLT (mVLT) multi-chassis link aggregation technology"

This is supposed to be a "a more resilient and manageable alternative to stacking".

try this link for configuration

http://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/networking-z9100/z9100-on-9.10.0.0-config-pub/reconfiguring-stacked-switches-as-vlt?guid=guid-0bb984c9-4b11-4935-8f59-5b0351cd4aff&lang=en-us

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