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Cisco FlexStack cable for 2960s switches

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I want to buy a 1M FlexStack Cable for my 2960s switches, but I can’t see the part number (CAB-STK-E-1M) for price estimation in CCW.
Any advice why

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-2960-s-series-switches/data_sheet_c78-726680.html

Stacking Interfaces
Cisco Catalyst 2960-S FlexStack stacking cables:
●  CAB-STK-E-0.5M FlexStack stacking cable with a 0.5 m length
●  CAB-STK-E-1M FlexStack stacking cable with a 1.0 m length
●  CAB-STK-E-3M FlexStack stacking cable with a 3.0 m length
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Joseph HornseyDirector of IT & Infrastructure
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Check some other vendors.  For those switches, you might need to look for vendors who specialize in refurbished equipment.

I recommend Curvature.  They move a LOT of Cisco equipment, it's genuine Cisco OEM stuff and it all comes with a lifetime warranty.

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2960x uses the same cable but still cannot find it in CCW
WissamSenior Network Engineer
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Did you try
CAB-STK-E-1M=
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Jane UpdegraffSr. Systems Administrator

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That's because the 2960 family is past end of life and end of sale:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/products/collateral/switches/catalyst-2960-series-switches/eos-eol-notice-c51-738149.html

So distributors of NEW Cisco equipment won't have it unless they have a lot of very old stock. You'll have to go to somewhere that has old stock like eBay or Amazon. Or start asking your friends who are sysadmins ... they might have a few of these laying around.
WissamSenior Network Engineer
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Re: Jane
Stacking cables are the same of the current 2960X/XR
So shall be available on CCW with= as spare parts

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@Wissam

There is a CAB-STK-E-1M=   but the description says Cisco bladeswitch 1M stack cable see attachment.
CAB-STK-E-1M-.jpg
WissamSenior Network Engineer
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The link says 1m FlexStack cable and in CCW description it says 1m bladeswitch cable is it the same cable?
WissamSenior Network Engineer
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I'm not so sure if it is the same cable.
According to below link its a different cable.

https://www.redcorp.com/en/product/networking-cables/cisco-systems/cisco-blade-switch-1m-stack-cable-cab-stk-e-1m=/09186219
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what i actually mean is that the cable connectors on the below link dont look like FlexStack connectors but it has a part number of         CAB-STK-E-1M= and the cable also has a description of bladeswitch cable


https://www.redcorp.com/en/product/networking-cables/cisco-systems/cisco-blade-switch-1m-stack-cable-cab-stk-e-1m=/09186219
WissamSenior Network Engineer
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Buy from Cisco distributor
Or something trusted with photos
As

https://www.amazon.co.uk/CAB-STK-0-5M-Cisco-BladeSwitch-Networking/dp/B001GENBD2
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