Switch Stacking

  • Backplane stacking (BPS), where specific stacking modules (usually on the back of the switch) are used with specific cables (depending on the vendor).
  • Front-plane stacking (FPS)-VSF, where usually are used standard Ethernet ports to build the stack, using standard Ethernet cables.
  • Daisy chain or bus is not usually used because it does not provide resiliency
  • Ring or redundant dual ring provide resiliency, but with more than two switches the packet paths can be not optimal
  • Mesh or full mesh provide higher resiliency and also optimal packet paths



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Danesh Raj

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