EX 2200 Virtual Chassis or Stacking ?

‎04-12-2020 10:21 AM

Hello, I want to set up a virtual chassis for my 5 ex 2200 switches. Would this effectively be equivalent to switch stacking design?


Or are they different?



Accepted by topic author VirtuousMight
‎04-12-2020 11:16 AM

Re: EX 2200 Virtual Chassis or Stacking ?

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‎04-12-2020 10:57 AM

Hi VirtuousMight,


Greetings, I hope you are doing great and you are also enjoying Junos, the answer is yes, just a different name for the same tech.


Switch stacking: Cisco, Arista, and some other vendor 

Virtual chassis: Juniper


Here is how you can accomplish the task: https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/example/virtual-chassis-ex2200.html


Note: Please keep in mind that Juniper does not recommend more than 4  EX2200's in a virtual chassis, actually they say that once can have up to 4 ( which is the same just different words) however I have seen stacks of 6,7,10 members working just fine but again this will be at your own risk, please check  https://www.juniper.net/documentation/en_US/junos/topics/concept/virtual-chassis-ex4200-overview.htm...


And something that would definitely not work is mixing them up with another platform, just in case, you were asking yourself ( it is also in the doc I shared).



If this solves your problem, please mark this post as "Accepted Solution" so we can help others too \:)/



Lil Dexx
JNCIE-ENT#863, 3X JNCIP-[SP-ENT-DC], 4X JNCIA [cloud-DevOps-Junos-Design], Champions Ingenius, SSYB