Cisco Cat Stack

1. Will the number assignment is matched with the physical stack position
2.  Switch 4 is the master, how does it assign ?
3.  What's the usage of priority 15 on switch ? How does it assign ?

SWT#sh switch
Switch/Stack Mac Address : aca0.1666.4d00
                                           H/W   Current
Switch#  Role   Mac Address     Priority Version  State
----------------------------------------------------------
 1       Member 0017.9521.a500     15     0       Ready
 2       Member 0017.9521.a000     1      0       Ready
 3       Member a40c.c36e.8b00     1      0       Ready
*4       Master aca0.1666.4d00     1      0       Ready
 5       Member b862.1fa4.1d80     1      0       Ready


switch 1 provision ws-c3750-24ts
switch 2 provision ws-c3750-24ts
switch 3 provision ws-c3750v2-24ts
switch 4 provision ws-c3750g-24t
switch 5 provision ws-c3750v2-48ts
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
Priority Values

A higher priority value for a stack member increases its likelihood to be elected stack master and to retain its stack member number. The priority value can be 1 to 15. The default priority value is 1. You can display the stack member priority value with the show switch user EXEC mode command.
3750-Stk>show switch
                                               Current
Switch#  Role      Mac Address     Priority     State
--------------------------------------------------------
 1       Slave     0016.4748.dc80     1         Ready
*2       Master    0016.9d59.db00     5         Ready
Cisco recommends that you assign the highest priority value to the switch that you prefer to be the stack master. This ensures that the switch is re-elected as stack master if a re-election occurs.
How do you change the priority value?
From the global configuration mode, issue the command switch stack-member-number priority new-priority-value .
From the bootloader switch: prompt, issue the command set SWITCH_PRIORITY new-priority-value .
Even though the priority value applies immediately to the member, it will not affect the status of the current stack master. New priority value will play a role in the next stack-master election.
Stack Master Election

How is the stack master elected?
These rules have been defined to determine which unit within a stack is chosen as the master. When switches are added or stacks are merged, the master will be chosen based on these rules, in the order specified:
The switch that is currently the stack master
Note: When stacks merge, the elected stack master would have been the master of one of the merged stacks.
Note: When stacks partition, the stack master of the original stack will be the master of its partition.
The switch with the highest stack member priority value
Note: Cisco recommends that you assign the highest priority value to the switch that you prefer to be the stack master. This ensures that the switch is re-elected as stack master if a re-election occurs.
The switch that uses the non-default interface-level configuration
The switch with the higher Hardware/Software priority. These switch software versions are listed from highest to lowest priority:
Cryptographic IP services image software
Noncryptographic IP services image software
Cryptographic IP base image software
Noncryptographic IP base image software
Note: Switches that run Cryptographic or IP services image will take a longer time to load than Non-Cryptographic or IP base image. When you power on or reset an entire switch stack, some stack members will not participate in the stack master election. This is because stack members that are powered on within the same 20-second time frame participate in the stack master election and have a chance to become the stack master. Stack members that are powered on after the 20-second time frame do not participate in this initial election and only become stack members. At times, switches with lower software priority can become the stack master, but all stack members will participate in the stack master re-election.
The switch with the longest system up-time
The switch with the lowest MAC address
Note: Data forwarding will not be affected within the stack master election.
When is the stack master elected?
When the whole switch stack is reset1
When the stack master is reset or powered off
Note: If you reset the stack master, it would reset the whole stack.
When the stack master is removed from the stack
When the stack master switch has failed
The switch stack membership is increased by if you add powered-on standalone switches or switch stacks.1
1Within these events, the current stack master has a greater chance to get re-elected
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Do I need to configure the priority and switch number, or it doesn't care when I'm using the same model for stacking,

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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
The master already has a higher priority in your stack so no need to change that unless you want to change the master switch.If adding more switches to the stack you would change the priority of the switch you want to set as master to 15.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
We will replace all the switch, so do I need to configure the priority for one of the switch first.

Inaddition, does the number assignment related to the physical stack assignment ?

Tks
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
No, if  you remove the master there will be a re-election .

Remove a Member from the Stack

Complete these steps to remove a member from the stack:
Make sure that the stack is fully connected so that, when you remove the member, the stack will be at least in half connectivity, and do not partition.
Power off the member to be removed.
If the member was the stack master, the stack master election will occur, otherwise no election will occur.
Remove the StackWise cables from the member and close the stack ring.
Issue the command show switch to verify the stack membership.
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Iamthecreator OMCommented:
Stack Member Numbers

The stack member number (1 to 9) identifies each member in the switch stack. The member number also determines the interface-level configuration that a stack member uses. You can display the stack member number if you use the show switch user EXEC mode command.
3750-Stk>show switch
                                               Current
Switch#  Role      Mac Address     Priority     State
--------------------------------------------------------
 1       Slave     0016.4748.dc80     5         Ready
*2       Master    0016.9d59.db00     1         Ready
The default stack member number of a 3750 switch is 1. When it joins a switch stack, its default stack member number changes to the lowest available member number in the stack. Stack members in the same switch stack cannot have the same stack member number. Every stack member, which includes a standalone switch, retains its member number until you manually change the number or unless the number is already used by another member in the stack.
How do you manually change the member number?
Go to global configuration mode.
Issue the command switch current-stack-member-number renumber new-stack-member-number .
Return to the privileged EXEC mode and reload the member with the command reload slot current-stack-member-number .
After the member boots up, issue the command show switch to verify the stack member number. If the number is used by another member in the stack, the switch selects the lowest available number in the stack.
If you move a stack member to a different switch stack, the stack member retains its number only if the number is not used by another member in the stack. If it is used by another member in the stack, the switch selects the lowest available number in the stack. The switch is able to retain the stack member number as an environment variable. You can also renumber a switch from the bootloader switch: prompt with the command set SWITCH_NUMBER stack-member-number .
If you merge switch stacks, the switches that join the switch stack of a new stack master select the the lowest available numbers in the stack.
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AXISHKAuthor Commented:
Is there any cable requirement for stacking up ? Is it normal for port 1 of one switch to connect to port 2 of another switch.

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