Combining Switches from Different Series

ExtremeSwitching switches can be stacked in the combinations listed in Matrix of Switches and Stacking Methods. For each combination, one or more of the following stacking methods are displayed:
40G
40G mode (X460-G2 switches with VIM)
SS
SummitStack
V
SummitStack-V
V80
SummitStack-V80
V84
SummitStack-V84 (X450-G2 switches)
V160
SummitStack-V160
V320
SummitStack-V320
V400
SummitStack-V400
Table 1. Matrix of Switches and Stacking Methods
Stack with X440-G21 X450-G22 X460-G21 X5903 X465 X620 X670-G24 X690 X695 X870
X440-G21 V V V V V
X450-G22 V V

V84

V V V
X460-G21 V V 40G

SS

V

V160

V V

V160

X5903 V400

V160

V400 V400 V400
X465

V160

V160 V160
X620 V V V V V
X670-G24 V V V

V160

V V

V80 (supported in EXOS 30.1 and prior releases)

V160

V320

X690 V400 V160 V400 V400 V400
X695 V400 V160 V400 V400 V400
X870 V400 V400 V400 V400
Note

Note

  1. For X440-G2 and X460-G2, SummitStack-V is available only on 10G models.
  2. For X450-G2, SummitStack-V is available only on 10G models. SummitStack-V84 is available only in stacks that consist entirely of X450-G2 switches.
  3. The X590 is not supported with ExtremeXOS version 30.1.
  4. The X670-G2-72x can stack only with SummitStack V using front panel 10G ports.

In a stack that has switch models from more than one series, we recommend that the stack master and backup nodes be from the same switch series. For example, if an X460-G2 switch is the stack master, the backup node should also be an X460-G2 switch. Refer to the list in Master/Backup Switch Redundancy.

Stack configuration, easy setup, and redundancy are fully described in the ExtremeXOS 30.6 User Guide .