Selecting Stacking Cables

Depending on the switch model and the number and type of stacking ports, the bidirectional stacking link provides 40 Gbps, 80 Gbps, or 160 Gbps full-duplex bandwidth.

Stacking connections using the native stacking ports require stacking cables that are specific to the type of stacking port. These cables are available from Extreme Networks in lengths from 0.5 meter to 100 meters.

Available Stacking Cables for Extreme Networks Switches lists the cable types that have been verified by Extreme Networks for use as stack connection hardware, along with the switches or modules with which each type is compatible.

Caution

Caution

Use of non-recommended cables or optics could cause stack instability.
Note

Note

You can use certain other fiber cables and optical transceivers for stacking on X590, X690, and X870 switches. Additional configuration is required. For details, see Alternative Configuration for Optics on X590, X690, and X870 Switches.
Table 1. Available Stacking Cables for Extreme Networks Switches
Part Number Cable Type, Length Compatible Ports and Devices
16105 SummitStack, 5 meter

20-Gbps stacking ports on VIM-2ss on X460-G2 switches

16106 SummitStack, 0.5 meter
16107 SummitStack, 1.5 meter
16108 SummitStack, 3 meter
10304 10GBASE-CR SFP+ pre-terminated twin-ax copper cable, 1 meter

10G stacking ports on X440-G2, X450-G2 10G, and X620 switches

10305 10GBASE-CR SFP+ pre-terminated twin-ax copper cable, 3 meters
10306 10GBASE-CR SFP+ pre-terminated twin-ax copper cable, 5 meters
10307 10GBASE-CR SFP+ pre-terminated twin-ax copper cable, 10 meters

10G stacking ports on X440-G2 (48-port switches only) and X450-G2 10G switches

10311 QSFP+ direct-attach passive copper cable, 0.5 meter

21-Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 switches, QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

10312 QSFP+ direct-attach passive copper cable, 1 meter

21-Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 switches, QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

10313 QSFP+ direct-attach passive copper cable, 3 meters

21-Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 switches, QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

10313A QSFP+ direct-attach passive copper cable, 3 meters, 26 AWG

21-Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 switches, QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

10315 QSFP+ direct-attach active optical cable, 10 meters

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

10316 QSFP+ direct-attach active optical cable, 20 meters

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

10317 QSFP+ direct-attach active optical cable, 50 meters

QSFP+ ports on X670-G2-48x-4q switches

10318 QSFP+ direct-attach active optical cable, 100 meters
10323 QSFP+ direct-attach passive copper cable, 5 meters

21-Gbps stacking ports on X450-G2 switches

40-Gbps stacking ports on X465, VIM5-4x, and VIM5-4XE

10336 QSFP+ active optical cable, 3 meters

40-Gbps ports on X670-G2 switches; 40-Gbps VIM ports on X460-G2 switches

10337 QSFP+ active optical cable, 5 meters
10410 QSFP28 passive copper cable, 0.5 meters 100-Gbps ports on X590, X690, and X870 switches
10411 QSFP28 passive copper cable, 1 meter
10413 QSFP28 passive copper cable, 3 meters
10414 QSFP28 passive copper cable, 5 meters
10441 QSFP28 x 4SFP28 (4x25Gb) active optical breakout cable, 5 meters 100-Gbps ports on X590, X690, and X870 switches (see Alternative Configuration for Optics on X590, X690, and X870 Switches for more information)
10442 QSFP28 x 4SFP28 (4x25Gb) active optical breakout cable, 7 meters
10443 QSFP28 x 4SFP28 (4x25Gb) active optical breakout cable, 10 meters
10444 QSFP28 x 4SFP28 (4x25Gb) active optical breakout cable, 20 meters
Note

Note

For the most recent information about available cables, contact your Extreme Networks sales representative or refer to Extreme Hardware/Software Compatibility and Recommendation Matrices.