Installing a Versatile Interface Module in a Summit X460, X480, X650, or X670 Series Switch

This section describes how to install versatile interface modules (VIMs).

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

  • ESD-preventive wrist strap
  • #1 Phillips screwdriver


    Summit VIMs are not hot-swappable. Disconnect power to the switch before removing an installed VIM or installing a new VIM.

The installation procedure is the same for all VIMs attached to Summit X480, X650, and X670 series switches.

To install a VIM, follow these steps:

  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 cover plate from the VIM slot:
    1. Remove the retaining screws at the top corners of the cover plate or module, and set the screws aside in a safe place.
    2. Save the retaining screws to secure the new module in the switch.
    3. Pull the cover plate away from the module slot.
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      Removing a VIM Cover Plate
  4. Remove the new VIM from its anti-static packaging.
  5. Install the VIM in the switch (see Installing a Versatile Interface Module):
    1. Make sure the inserter/ejector levers are rotated down.
    2. Carefully slide the module into the switch until the inserter/ejector levers begin to rotate upward.
    3. Simultaneously rotate both levers upward to seat the module internal connectors.
    4. Insert and tighten the retaining screws you removed earlier.
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      Installing a Versatile Interface Module