The following article explains the steps required to replace and clone stacked switches. The steps below should be used for the following use cases:
- Replacing a Stack Member
- A stacked switch has failed and needs to be replaced.
- A stacked switch needs to be replaced in a stack with 8 switches.
- Cloning a Stack Member
- A stacked switch needs to be replaced, but the new switch should be up and running before the replacement occurs.
- A new switch needs to be added and requires the same port configurations of another stack member.
Replacing a Stack Member
The following steps will clone the original stack member and remove it from the stack:
- Power off the stack member to be replaced.
- Claim the new/replacement switch in the inventory:
- Navigate to Organization > Inventory.
- Click the Claim button.
- Enter the serial number of the new switch. If replacing multiple members, list all serials.
- Click Claim.
- Add the switch to the network containing the stack.
- Select the switch to be added to the network.
- Click Add to...
- Select the network and Add to existing.
- (Optional) Edit the name of the new switch.
- Navigate to Switch > Switches.
- Select the new switch.
- Click the next to the title to rename the switch.
- Clone and replace the stack member.
- Navigate to Switch > Switch stacks.
- Select the existing stack.
- Navigate to the Clone and replace member tab.
- Select the source switch to be replaced.
- Select the destination switch which will replace the source switch.
- Click Clone switch.
- Physically swap the switches.
The old switch can then be repurposed as a standalone switch or removed from the network.