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Brianza
Brianza Posts: 11
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Does the XGS1930 take a stacking cable to join two XGS's together?

Specifically this:

https://store.zyxel.com/dac10g-1m-zz0103f.html

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  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 727  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @Brianza

    The XGS1930 does not support stacking functionality. If you're seeking to connect two XGS1930 switches together using the SFP+ ports, you can utilize a DAC cable such as the one you've linked: https://store.zyxel.com/dac10g-1m-zz0103f.html

    For information regarding compatible transceivers or DACs with your switch, I recommend consulting the model datasheet for detailed specifications: XGS1930’s datasheet

    Let me know if you have any further questions or concerns.

    ZYXEL switch products are recommended to be used exclusively with ZYXEL brand modules to ensure optimal performance and reliability.Using modules from third-party sources can potentially lead to decreased network performance and reliability, such as packet loss and connectivity issues, which also cannot be guaranteed by ZYXEL. ZYXEL may not offer technical support for networking issues that are identified as being caused by IOP with third-party modules.

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  • Brianza
    Brianza Posts: 11
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    thank you. Clear

  • fquadt
    fquadt Posts: 8
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    Hi @Zyxel_Kay ,

    I would like to stack two XGS1930 with two DACs for redundancy. Which Link Aggregation settings do you recommend (static, LACP, other settings)?

    Is it possible to use the last two SFP+ ports for the DAC trunk, and the other two SFP+ ports with transceivers with link aggregation and a VLAN configuration? As far as I read there might be restrictions in stacking mode but since the XGS1930 does not support stacking mode I hope I can use the SFP+ ports in such a setup.

    Thanks a lot,

    Florian

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 727  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @fquadt

    Regarding the Link Aggregation settings, it depends on your setup and the devices you are connecting. For more details on the differences between LAG and LACP, and to understand the mechanisms better, you may refer to this article:

    Additionally, you mentioned that you would like to use two SFP+ ports for a DAC trunk and another two SFP+ ports for LAG and VLAN configuration. To gain a clearer understanding of your setup, could you please share your network topology and how you intend to connect your switch?

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  • fquadt
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    Hi @Zyxel_Kay

    I'm afraid I've made my question unnecessarily complicated. I would like to reduce it to the bare essentials: How can I connect two XGS1930s with to two DACs? What do I have to configure in the switch settings when I want to use the last two SFP+ ports.

    Florian

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 727  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @fquadt

    If you would like to connect your SFP+ ports with DACs, please ensure you configure the port's media type to dac_10g in the switch’s web GUI. You can do this by navigating to Basic Setting > Port Setup.

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  • fquadt
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    Hi @Zyxel_Kay

    and I guess I have to enable Link Aggregation (the DACs connect two switches)?
    What settings do you recommend?

    DAC1
    XGS1930-1 ===== XGS1930-2
    DAC2

    Florian

  • Zyxel_Kay
    Zyxel_Kay Posts: 727  Zyxel Employee
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    Hi @fquadt

    You may try the following steps to properly set up your link aggregation:

    1. Navigate to Basic Setting > Port Setup. Configure the port's media type to dac_10g.
    2. Next, set up link aggregation (LAG) by navigating to Menu > Advanced Application > Link Aggregation > Link Aggregation Setting. Select the ports you want to group and enable this group with the criteria you select for outgoing traffic distribution.
    3. If you want to configure LACP, navigate to Menu > Advanced Application > Link Aggregation > Link Aggregation Setting > LACP. Enable the group you want to use for LACP and enable the LACP function.
    4. Once you have completed the above setup, remember to save it properly to your switch.
    5. Be sure to set up the same LAG/LACP configuration on the opposite switch to ensure the link aggregation functions correctly.

    If, after the above setup, you still cannot link your link aggregation, please collect your tech support file from Management > Maintenance and send it to us through a private message.

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