Option Cards and Versatile Interface Modules

Port option cards, versatile interface modules (VIMs), or stacking modules are installed in dedicated slots at the back of the switch to provide optional I/O ports or stacking ports. If no card or module is installed, the option slot is covered by a blank panel.

These optional items add 10-Gbps copper or fiber I/O ports or high-performance stacking ports to the back panel of compatible switches.

The following table lists the types of port option cards, VIMs, and stacking modules and their compatible Summit switch series.
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Summit Card, VIM, and Module Compatibility

Card or Module Type Name No. of Ports Type of Ports Compatible Switch Series

10-Gbps

I/O Port

XGM series

XGM-2xn

2

XENPAK optical I/O ports

Summit X450

XGM2-2xn

2

XENPAK optical I/O ports

Summit X450a, X450e

XGM2-2xf

2

XFP optical I/O ports

Summit X350, X450a, X450e

XGM2-2sf

2

SFP+ optical I/O ports

Summit X350, X450a, X450e

XGM2-2bt

2

10GBASE-T copper I/O ports

Summit X350, X450a, X450e

XGM3-2sf

2

SFP+ optical I/O ports

Summit X460 (slot A)

XGM3S-2sf

2

SFP+ optical I/O ports

with SyncE

Summit X460 (slot A)

XGM3S-2xf

2

XFP optical I/O ports

with SyncE

Summit X460 (slot A)

XGM3SB-4sf

4

SFP+ optical I/O ports

with SyncE

Summit X460 (slot B)

VIM1

VIM1-SummitStack

2

20-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X650

4

1-Gbps SFP I/O ports

Summit X650

VIM1-10G8X

2

20-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X650

8

10-Gbps SFP+ I/O ports

Summit X650

VIM1-SummitStack512

4

128-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X650

VIM1-SummitStack256

2

128-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X650

VIM2

VIM2-SummitStack

2

20-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X480

VIM2-10G4X

4

10-Gbps XFP I/O ports

Summit X480

VIM2-SummitStack128

2

64-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X480

VIM2-SummitStack-V80

2

40-Gbps QSFP+ stacking ports

Summit X480

Stacking Module

SummitStack

2

20-Gbps stacking ports

Summit X460 (slot B)

SummitStack-V80

2

40-Gbps QSFP+ stacking ports

Summit X460 (slot B)

VIM3

VIM3-40G4X

4

40-Gbps QSFP+ stacking ports

Summit X480, X650

VIM4

VIM4-40G4X

4

40-Gbps QSFP+ stacking ports

Summit X670V-48x switch