Removing the Commander

  1. Establish a console session with the stack via direct console cable connection or telnet. If using the console cable, connect it to a switch other than the Commander

  2. Enter the following command to force the Commander status over to the Standby switch:

    switch(config)# redundancy switchover

    This results in the Standby switch taking the role of the Commander and a new Standby being selected from the remaining member switches. The former Commander becomes a Member of the stack.

  3. To remove the former Commander from the stack:

    switch(config)# stacking member N remove

    where N is the member number of the former Commander

  4. Power down the removed switch.

  5. Disconnect the stacking cables from the removed switch and from the other switches in the stack.