Cisco Champion 2019

Happy New Year 2019 All

Begining of the year Good Start, I have Got an a Email from Cisco that i have been choosen one of theĀ  Cisco Champion for 2019.

It is fantastic News for me and all my good effort and the time i have spent at Cisco Community to guide people and answering their queries and suggesting them right direction (finally the effort was not got wasted).

You can see the logo on my main page right side..Thanks for all who support..especially Family ( with out them i can not be here at this stage).

World Wide 270 Champions around 47 Countries : below statstics for information.

Just add my Champion 2019 in LinkedIN ( 24hours i got 250+ views) thats good new and happy and thank you all.

This weeked it was cross my linked in views 400+

Being this spirit and encourage, this year iam going to write more hand on labs and more experience in related to Technology and Designs.

Another Good one to share is, Now i have raised my level in the Cisco Community from Collaborator to VIP for Switching and Firewall. ( only 43 people earned world wide).

More to come keep tuned !!!

Happy Labbiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiing !

Cat 9300 8 Switch Stack

Finally

Got a chance to stack 8 x Cat 9300 Switches to stack and test it.

Requirement :

since you are stacking 8 Switches you need different Length of Stack Cables to reach SW1 to SW8

so i have done like below

0.5m X 4

1.0m x 3

3.0m x 1 – where this one connected Switch 1 to Switch 8

Follow good install guide from cisco

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9300/hardware/install/b_c9300_hig/b_c9300_hig_chapter_010.html

Default Cat 9300 come with Fuji 16.8.X may be it is not matching our production environment, so we need to degrade to 16.6.5 Eversest.

Stack all switches : change the switch provisioning and switch priority and reboot. so Master switch have high priority and alway elect as master.

Once all switch booted.

copy the Everest firmare in to switch 1(master) using USB to flash:

Then follow Cisco IOS XE install and upgrade/downgrade guide

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst9300/software/release/16-6/configuration_guide/sys_mgmt/b_166_sys_mgmt_9300_cg/b_166_sys_mgmt_9300_cg_chapter_01101.html