Expansion ModulesNEW!

Several different hardware accessories are available for expanding the capabilities of your Extreme Networks switch. Collectively, they are referred to as expansion modules.

  • Port option cards and versatile interface modules (VIMs) are installed in dedicated slots at the back of the switch to provide optional I/O ports or stacking ports. These optional items add 10-Gbps copper or fiber I/O ports to the back panel of compatible switches. If no card or module is installed, the option slot is covered by a blank panel.
  • The TM-CLK Clock Module is required for Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) processing on the X460-G2 switch.

The following table lists the types of expansion modules and the switch series with which they are compatible.

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Compatibility of Expansion Modules

Module Type Name No. of Ports Type of Ports Compatible Switch Series
VIM2 VIM-2q 2 40 gigabit QSFP+ optical ports X460-G2
VIM-2ss 2 high-performance SummitStack ports X460-G2
VIM-2t 2 10-gigabit copper BASE-T ports X460-G2
VIM-2x 2 10-gigabit SFP+ optical ports X460-G2
Clock TM-CLK Clock Module NA Reference frequency for SyncE and 1588v2 precision time features X460-G2
VIM5-2Y 2 25GbE SFP28 optical ports X465
VIM5-4X 4 10GbE SFP+ optical ports X465
VIM5-4XE 4 10GbE SFP+ LRM MACsec capable optical ports X465
VIM5-4Y 4 25GbE SFP28 optical ports X465
VIM5-4YE 4 25GbE SFP28 LRM MACsec capable optical ports X465