50CM Type 3 Stacking Cable
1M Type 3 Stacking Cable
The devices feature separate stack ports and stack connectors which are used to tightly and securely attach the devices.
Simplified Stacking Cisco’s brand-new Integrated Circuit – the UADP ASIC – and their dual ports technology allows a maximum of 160 Gbps throughput on the 9200 devices while 80 on the 9200L. The system takes the final form of six unidirectional data transmission rings for efficient data transfer. The Cisco Stack discovery protocol then boots up and searches for all the devices on the stack. Once all devices are found - or half is found where it waits for two minutes – the discovery exits and active election can then occur. The series use complex algorithms and highly optimised procedures into determining the priority of switches and the active/standby state. Needless to say, the procedures all take place automatically and at a quick pace requiring minimal user input and providing the most efficient results. When adding or removing switches, the overall network is not disrupted; it continues to work at half the bandwidth until the procedure is completed. The smart licensing has been made mandatory, and the following command can be used to verify the license.
9200-STACK#sh license usage
Is it worth it? The 9200 series provide a simpler than ever stacking architecture and is great for companies looking for compact stack switching with high capabilities and trusted brand name. The Cisco 9200 series, with its powerful hardware and Cisco’s efficient software-driven environment, manages to pack a robust system in a simple and effective package.