ExtremeSwitching X465 Series Switches

The X465 series switches provide 24 or 48 Ethernet ports that can be deployed in either Enterprise LAN or high-density, top-of-rack high-performance enterprise and aggregation applications. In addition, some models offer either 24 or 48 PoE+ ports.

The 10/100/1000BaseT ports on the X465-24W/48T/48P/48W/24MU-24W models can operate in half-duplex mode when operating at 10Mbps or 100Mbps. In addition, these models support IEEE 802.1AE MACsec.

The X465 series switches include the following base models:
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X465 Series Switch: Front Panel (48-port model shown)

1 = Mode Button and System LEDs

3 = USB A ports

5 = Access ports

2 = USB micro B management port

4 = Stacking ports

6 = VIM slot, shown with VIM installed

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X465 Series Switch: Rear Panel

1 = Grounding lug

3 = SSD slot

5 = Power supplies

2 = RJ45 console and management ports

4 = Fan modules


You can use a serial console port on the rear panel of the X465 series switch to connect a terminal and perform local management. An Ethernet management port can be used to connect the system to a parallel management network for administration. Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect this port directly to a laptop to view and locally manage the switch configuration. The Ethernet management port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds.

There is also a USB console port. If the USB console port is connected, it will be selected over the RJ45 console port. The USB console port will disconnect when the switch is rebooted. You can re-connect the port if needed. When the USB console is active, any messages from the switch to the client terminal will be echoed to both the USB console and the rear panel RJ45 serial port; however, no user input will be accepted from the rear panel port.


Each base model is available with front-to-back cooling.

Switch cooling is provided by replaceable fan modules. The available fan module uses airflow from front to back. Two modular power supply slots accommodate AC power supplies. Power supplies have integrated cooling fans that operate independently of the switch fan.

A spare fan module (XN-FAN-002-F) with front-to-back airflow is available for X465 switches.

Power Supplies

Two power supply bays accommodate AC power supplies. Power supplies have integrated cooling fans that operate independently of the switch fans. When selecting power supplies to use in the X465 series, the airflow of the power supply must be front to back. When using two power supplies in an X465 switch that both power supplies should be the same wattage. For more information about the power supplies used in the X465 switches, see Replaceable Internal Power Supplies.

Power supplies are ordered separately.



Air must flow in the same direction for all installed fan modules and power supplies in a switch.

Versatile Interface Module (VIM5) Options for X465 Series Switches

The following VIM5s are available for X465 series switches:



The switch must be powered off before you install any interface module options (VIM5s). The interface module options are not hot swappable.

Solid-state Drives (SSD)

Solid-state Drives (SSD) provide modular storage support. Your X465 Series switch accommodates one SSD module using a reserved slot on the rear of the switch, and is supported on EXOS release 30.3 and later.

See Solid-state Drives for more information.


Each X465 unit comes equipped with two 40GbE stacking ports using a QSFP interface, located on the front panel of the switch. Standard 40 Gb Ethernet Optics and passive and active cables can be used in the QSFP ports for stacking X465s together using SummitStack-V160.

Stacking cables for X465 switches are ordered separately. For a list of X465 ports that can be used with SummitStack-V160, see ExtremeSwitching X465 Stacking.

For information about QSFP and QSFP+ optical modules, see the Extreme Networks Pluggable Transceivers Installation Guide.

Operating Temperatures

All X465 switch models support an operating range from 0°C to 50°C. Temperature restrictions apply for some models at high altitudes.