I’m happy to say I’m stacking more switches now, and this time they are Brocade units and not HP (H3C). Luckily Brocade switches are easier to stack and also offer much better performance. Here we go!
Step 1) RTFM. Read the manual. No really, read it. They have this: http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/html_product_manuals/FI_ICX6610_07400_IG/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm
But really what you need is the configuration PDF: http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/product_manuals/B_FastIron/FastIron_07400a_ConfigGuide.pdf You want to look at page 242 (in actuality it’s page 300). Connect the cables as in the diagrams. I’m using all 4 ports on each switch in a ring topology.
Step 2) Since I’m using fresh switches out of the box and I have nothing else connected to them I can use the secure setup that Brocade provides.
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Accept all the settings as long as they are in line with what you are trying to accomplish.
Step 3) The second switch will reboot and join the stack. I wouldn’t bet on the configs being saved on the second switch, so if there was anything important on the other switch make sure you had the config backed up somewhere else.
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Step 4) Have a beer because it was much easier than configuring HP’s IRF.