Dell 5500 stack issues – THIS UNIT WILL BE SHUT DOWN

If you are configuring a new switch stack and for some reason the slave unit keeps displaying THIS UNIT WILL BE SHUTDOWN, there is probably a stack configuration issue.

  1. Plug a console cable into switch
  2. Boot into the startup menu by pressing Enter/Return or ESC when the splash screen appears
  3. Select 5 – Stack Menu
  4. Select 2 – Set Unit Stack ID
  5. Set the ID to 0 or the actual stack number if its known. If you want to be safe, select 0.
  6. Back out of the menu and let the switch reboot.