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aghashahan
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Breaking stack Dell PCM6348

I have two dell Powerconnect M6384 configured as a stack. I need to get rid of stack and make both the switches as stand alone. As per the configuration, i see these were configured in such a way that one port was used from each switch and then configured as a port channel. So i have a few questions as i am not much aware how dell switches would behave. I know Cisco way of breaking the stacks.

Steps i need to do:

1. Move any standalone ports configured on the switch-2 to the switch-1.
2. Remove the switch from stack and associate configuration

switch-1(config)#stack
switch-1(config-stack)#
switch-1(config-stack)#no member 2

3. Disbale the ports used for stack.
4. Configure a management IP on the switch-2
5. After having access to the switch renumber the ports

switch-2(config)#switch 2 renumber 1


Questions:
1. When the stack is broken would switch-2 lose all the configuration it previously copied from the master switch-1? Or would it still have the configuration?

2. Would the port association in the port-channel configuration be automatically removed once we break the stack? Would switch-2 ports go away after breaking stack?

3. Should this be done out of business hour to have the minimum outage?

Would appreciate any suggestion on this. 

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Re: Breaking stack Dell PCM6348

Hi,

Page 152 talks about removing stack members. https://downloads.dell.com/manuals/common/powerconnect-m6220_user%27s%20guide_en-us.pdf

Thanks,
Josh Craig
Dell EMC Enterprise Support Services
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masezza
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Re: Breaking stack Dell PCM6348

Hi, Thanks you.

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aghashahan
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Re: Breaking stack Dell PCM6348

Thank you Josh!

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