The stacking-support option is enabled by default for X460-G2 switches. For more information, see Enabling and Disabling the Stacking-Support Option.
The stacking port selection option, which allows you to choose between native and alternate ports, is enabled by default for X460-G2 switches. For more information, see Selecting Native and Alternate Stacking Ports.
|Stacking Method||Speed per Link (HDX)||Cable Type and Lengths|
(rear panel, with VIM)
|10 Gbps||0.5m, 1.5m, 3.0m, 5.0m|
(rear panel, with VIM)
(front panel 10G models)
Native Stacking for X460-G2 Switches
X460-G2 1-gigabit switch models (GE4) support native stacking through an attached VIM-2ss or VIM-2q module.
|1 = LEDs||2= Stacking ports|
|1 = LEDs||2= QSFP+ ports|
NoteVIMs are not hot swappable. You must power down the switch before installing any VIMs.
Alternate Stacking for X460-G2 Switches
X460-G2 10-gigabit switch models (10GE4) support alternate stacking (SummitStack-V feature) through the 10G SFP+ ports located on the front panel. See Summit X460-G2 (10G Models) Stack Configuration Guidelines for additional considerations.
X460-G2 1-gigabit switch models (GE4) support alternate stacking through an attached VIM-2x module. See Summit X460-G2 (1G Models Using VIM Ports) Stack Configuration Guidelines for additional considerations.
Note40G ports on the VIM-2q cannot be partitioned into four 10G ports.
Alternate Stacking Ports for X460-G2 Switches summarizes alternate stacking support for X460-G2 switches.
When the stacking-support option is enabled (with the enable stacking-support command), data communication stops on the physical data ports that are designated for alternate stacking. Then, when stacking is enabled (with the enable stacking command), those ports – listed in the Alternate Stacking Ports column of Alternate Stacking Ports for X460-G2 Switches – operate using the stacking protocol for the logical stacking ports.
|Switch Model||Type or location of Native Stacking Ports||Alternate Stacking Ports||Location of Alternate Stacking Ports|
|VIM-2ss or VIM-2q||33,34||VIM-2x|
|VIM-2ss or VIM-2q||53,54||VIM-2x|
|VIM-2ss or VIM-2q||31,32||Front panel|
|VIM-2ss or VIM-2q||51,52||Front panel|
- On X460-G2 24-port 10GE4 switches, ports 31 and 32 are not available as data ports when the alternate stacking ports are used.
- On X460-G2 48-port 10GE4 switches, ports 51 and 52 are not available as data ports when the alternate stacking ports are used.
Additional Stacking Considerations for X460-G2 Switches
- When using the VIM-2ss module, you can enable stacking without enabling stacking-support because the ports are native to the switch. All other VIMs require stacking-support to be enabled.
- The X460-G2 switch has “protocol enhanced” set by default. (Older switches, such as the X460, have “protocol standard” set by default. When you add a switch to a stack, make sure the new switch has "protocol enhanced" set so that it can communicate with the X460-G2 switch and the other switches in the stack.)
- See also Summit X460-G2 (10G Models) Stack Configuration Guidelines.
- See also Summit X460-G2 (1G Models Using VIM Ports) Stack Configuration Guidelines.