Co-author: Ambrose Taylor
You need to add a new switch to a stack of Catalyst 9300 switches, but it will not join the stack. You could open a Technical Assistance Center (TAC) Case for help but would rather find the answers yourself. Finding the answer on your own timeline is the easiest way to solve the problem quickly, which is easily done as you go and find the solution at Verify and Troubleshoot Stackwise on Catalyst’ 9200/9300
Cisco Support Services’ TAC is on a quest to improve self-service offerings, make information easier to find, and help you resolve issues without opening a case. To achieve this goal, we have refactored and remodeled the oldest but most heavily used type of intellectual capital: Documentation. Focusing on continual improvement and innovation, we will keep transforming with your feedback.
We have created a new framework called DOC-IC (Documentation Intellectual Capital) to create high-value content, that is easy to find. Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across our technology spaces, create documents and videos based on what our customers need and the trends in our product.
Here is how we are simplifying your experience:
Making Self-Service Easy
- Integrating troubleshooting documents with certain configuration guides. These guides are in an easily “findable” location, which allows us to create a complete record of information for our features. For switching posts or when applicable, the Catalyst 17.8 contains troubleshooting and other documents authored by our SMEs.
- Looking for our new ‘Troubleshooting’ Chapter under each major section. Locate the relevant feature section to find troubleshooting content. For example, look for the section Troubleshooting Stacking and High Availability within the Guide.
- Providing regular updates about authored articles. We are posting regular updates on the SCM (Support Case Manager) portal, Cisco Communities, and other channels to inform our interested customers each time there is a recent publication.
- Making our content easier to find on search sites. As a result of cross-linking within Cisco.com, find-ability within search sites is much easier.
- Cisco community: There is a wealth of information and advice available from other Cisco customers who may have experienced an issue already and have provided a solution. For more information, visit the applicable Cisco Community.
- Raising a case: If you are not able to find a resolution on the Community, raise a support case at Cisco Support.
Feedback and Improvement
Your input helps. If you find an issue specific to a document, please let us know. Remember to provide as much detail as possible when submitting a request or feedback on an existing document including information regarding the section, area, or issue you had with the document and what could be improved.
You can provide feedback in a few ways:
- Using the Feedback button located at the right panel of the corresponding article.
- Submitting your feedback on an existing article or video, or new document request to email@example.com.
- If you are opening a TAC (Technical Assistance Center) case, you can notify your engineer of the gap or missing content and they can create a request on your behalf.
As we transform and innovate our business, we’d love your input!
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