StackWise Virtual is a Cisco proprietary technology that we use on their newer high-end switches to enable
stacking. In the past we had to use special Cisco stacking cables to enable stacking. With the newer Cisco models, we can achieve pretty much the same functionality through
As per Cisco:
Cisco StackWise Virtualis a network system virtualization technology that pairs two switches into one virtual switch.
SWV on Cisco 9500, first we need to enable the functionality and assign a domain to the switch:
! stackwise-virtual domain 100 !
Domains need to match on all the switches participating in SWV!
For SWV to be work, we need to assign the proper configuration to a minimum of two interfaces, but it is recommended to use at least 3 interfaces.
SVL is established using the
10G interfaces depending on the switch models. However, a combination of two different speeds is not supported.
Take a look at the following configuration:
! interface TwentyFiveGigE1/0/48 stackwise-virtual dual-active-detection ! interface HundredGigE1/0/49 stackwise-virtual link 1 ! interface HundredGigE1/0/50 stackwise-virtual link 1 ! !
In this case we are using 2 ports for data traffic (interfaces
50) and one interface for