Stack construction methods
The principles outlined in stack construction scenarios apply to all ICX devices. Figures used to illustrate a certain stack
topology are not necessarily representative of other devices. For illustrations specific to a particular device, refer to the
stack configuration section for that device, which also contains device-specific stacking considerations.
There are several ways to build a stack.
1. The stack interactive-setup utility. Interactive-setup gives you control over the design of your stack topology and provides security through password verification. Ruckus recommends interactive-setup because it provides the flexibility to choose stack members and their IDs. As you create the stack, you can see the topology and any potential connection errors. Refer to Scenario 1 - Using stack interactive-setup to create a stack on page 57 for more information.
2. Stack zero-touch provisioning. With this method, after all members are connected, you configure stack zero-touchenable on the unit that will ultimately serve as the stack active controller. All other units must be clean units, without startup or running configuration. The zero-touch provisioning process is triggered every three minutes in background.
The results of the process are equivalent to running stack interactive-setup utility option 2 and accepting all suggested values. Refer to Scenario 2 - Using zero-touch provisioning to configure a stack on page 77 for more information.
3. Manual stack configuration. With this method, you configure every unit individually and enable stacking on each unit.
Once the units are connected together, they automatically operate as a stack. With this method, the unit with the highest priority becomes the active controller, and ID assignment is determined by the sequence in which you physically connect the units.
Refer to Scenario 3 - Manually configuring a three member stack in a ring topology on page 83 for more information.
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