Mixed stacking overview

A stack is a group of Brocade stackable units and their connected stacking links that are connected so that the stack is managed as a single entity.

Distributed Services extend advanced features such as Layer 3 services, VRF, and IPv6 multicast across devices in a stack. Mixed stacking is a topology that allows the distribution of services to occur between stack members. In mixed stacking, Distributed Services enable the mixing of premium and entry-level devices in a single domain so that the advanced features and services of premium devices are propagated to all switches in the domain.