Creating an AOS-S Stack

To create an AOS-S stack, complete the following steps:

  1. In the Aruba Central app, select one of the following options:
    • To select a switch group in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to a group containing at least one switch.

        The dashboard context for the group is displayed.

      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.
      3. Click the AOS-S or Config icon to view the switch configuration dashboard.
    • To select a switch in the filter:
      1. Set the filter to Global or a group containing at least one switch.
      2. Under Manage, click Devices > Switches.

        A list of switches is displayed in the List view.

      3. Click a switch under Device Name.

        The dashboard context for the switch is displayed.

      4. Under Manage, click Device.

        The tabs to configure the switch is displayed.

  2. Click Stacks. The Stacks page is displayed.
    The Stacks table displays the following information:

    Table 1: Stacks table

    Name

    Description

    Value

    Name

    The name of the switch stack.

    A string

    Type

    The type of switch stacking.

    BPS or VFS

    Stack ID

    The ID of the switch stack. The stack ID is auto-generated and cannot be changed in the settings.

    Auto-generated String

    Members

    The number of members on the switch stack.

    Integer

    MAC Address

    The MAC Media Access Control. A MAC address is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on a network. address of the switch stack.

    Alphanumeric MAC address

    Topology

    The type of switch stack topology.

    Chain, Ring, or unknown

    Status

    The status of the stack formation.

    Pending, In-progress, Active, or Failed

    VSF Port Speed

    The port speed in the case of VSF Virtual Switching Framework. VSF allows network administrators to stack multiple individual switches into a single logical device using standard Ethernet links. stacking. This column is hidden by default. You must select the column from the columns list.

    1G or 10G

  3. In the Stacks table, click + to add a stack.
    The Create New Stack window is displayed.
  4. Select a conductor switch from the Select Conductor Switch drop-down list. The model number and serial number of switches are displayed in the drop-down list.

    The conductor switch must be installed with the minimum supported firmware version of 16.06 or later.

    If the selected switch supports VSF Stacking, configure the following parameters:

    • Link 1 Name and Port(s)—The name of the link 1 and its corresponding ports.
    • Link 2 Name and Port(s)— The name of the link 2 and its corresponding ports.
    • Domain ID—The domain ID of the switch stack.
    • Port Speed—The VSF port speed from the drop-down.

    If the selected switch supports BPS stacking, insert the stacking module in switch and continue to step 5.

  5. Click Save & Reboot Stack. When the stack reboots, the status of the stack formation is displayed in the Stacks table. Do not make any changes to the stack until the status changes from In Progress to Active or Failed. If stack creation fails due to some issues, delete the stack entry and retry.

Editing a Stack

To edit a stack, select the stack row you want to edit and click the edit icon.

You can edit a stack only when its status is Active.

Removing a Stack

To remove a stack, select the stack row that you want to remove and click the delete icon.

You can remove a stack only when its status is Failed.