Replacing a Versatile Interface Module or Clock Module in an X460-G2 Series or X465 Series Switch

This section describes how to replace versatile interface modules (VIMs) or a clock module in the rear slot of an X460-G2 switch, or VIM5 in the front slot of an X465 switch.



Clock module ports are output ports; clock module ports are not to be used as input ports.

You need the following tools and materials to install a VIM or clock module:

  • ESD-preventive wrist strap
  • #1 Phillips screwdriver (for clock module) or flat-bladed screwdriver (for all other VIM modules)


    Extreme Networks VIMs and clock modules are not hot-swappable. Disconnect power to the switch before removing an installed VIM or clock module or installing a new VIM or clock module.

The replacement procedure is the same for all X460-G2 VIMs and clock modules, and all X465 VIM5s, with the exception that the VIMs use slotted retaining screws and the clock module uses Phillips retaining screws.

To replace a versatile interface module or clock module:

  1. Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap to your wrist and connect the metal end to an appropriate ground point on the rack.
  2. Disconnect the switch power.
  3. Remove the existing VIM or clock module:
    1. Remove the retaining screws holding the existing module in place.
    2. Save the retaining screws to secure the new module in the switch.
    3. Pull the old module out of the module slot.
  4. Remove the new VIM or clock module from its anti-static packaging.
  5. Install the VIM or clock module in the switch:
    1. Carefully slide the module into the switch.
    2. Insert and tighten the retaining screws you removed in step 3. The clock module uses Phillips screws and the VIM modules use slotted screws.
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      Tighten Screws on the Inserted VIM/VIM5 Module
      1 = VIM/VIM5 module retaining screw locations
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      Tighten Screws on the Inserted Clock Module
      1= clock module retaining screw locations