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What are the benefits of stack switches?

Hi peers,

What sort of network would benefit from switch stacking? Are there any drawbacks to taking this approach? 

What would be an alternative to stack switches?

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45 Answers

author avatarRony_Sklar
Community Manager

Thanks @Ender Kefoglu, this is a really helpful answer! 

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It reduces costs of operations.

Additional switches can be added and unwanted switches can be removed at any time without affecting smooth operations of the network.

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Top 5Real User

Stack switches will save multiple IP, a single IP will use for complete stack and get more ports on switch. No need to manage multiple switches. single adminsitation.

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Stack switches are useful mainly in configuration - they appear to the rest of the network as one single switch, making them easier to configure.

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