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Add a "Fifth" Cisco switch into current "Four Stack-wise" Cisco Configuration

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I need to add a new Cisco switch to a current stack of 4 Cisco switches smoothly. I need to know the process. This is what i have:
1) New switch (turn on make sure it matches same ios version, same licenses and set priority to 1)
2) turn off switch
3) Connect new switch to the stack and properly wire cables. (as in the figure below)
4) Turn on new switch
5) wait 10 mins
6) do show switch (to ensure new switch is there). Below is my config.

sw-1#show switch
Switch/Stack Mac Address : 38ed.18ac.xxxx - Local Mac Address
Mac persistency wait time: Indefinite
                                             H/W   Current
Switch#   Role    Mac Address     Priority Version  State
------------------------------------------------------------
*1       Active   38ed.18ac.xxxx     15     V05     Ready
 2       Standby  38ed.18c0.xxxx     1      V05     Ready
 3       Member   5006.04c6.xxxx     1      V04     Ready
 4       Member   38ed.18da.xxxx     1      V05     Ready
sw1#show license right-to-use usage
 Slot#  License Name     Type     usage-duration(y:m:d)  In-Use  EULA
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 1      ipservices     permanent    2 :6 :24               yes   yes
 1      ipservices eval evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      ipbase         permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      ipbase eval    evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      lanbase        permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      apcount eval   evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      apcount        base         0 :0 :0                no    no
 1      apcount        adder        2 :6 :24               yes   yes

 Slot#  License Name     Type     usage-duration(y:m:d)  In-Use  EULA
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 2      ipservices     permanent    2 :6 :24               yes   yes
 2      ipservices eval evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      ipbase         permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      ipbase eval    evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      lanbase        permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      apcount eval   evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      apcount        base         0 :0 :0                no    no
 2      apcount        adder        2 :6 :24               yes   yes

 Slot#  License Name     Type     usage-duration(y:m:d)  In-Use  EULA
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 3      ipservices     permanent    2 :6 :13               yes   yes
 3      ipservices eval evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      ipbase         permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      ipbase eval    evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      lanbase        permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      apcount eval   evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      apcount        base         0 :0 :0                no    no
 3      apcount        adder        0 :0 :0                no    no

 Slot#  License Name     Type     usage-duration(y:m:d)  In-Use  EULA
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
 4      ipservices     permanent    2 :6 :24               yes   yes
 4      ipservices eval evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      ipbase         permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      ipbase eval    evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      lanbase        permanent    0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      apcount eval   evaluation   0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      apcount        base         0 :0 :0                no    no
 4      apcount        adder        2 :6 :24               yes   yes
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