Replacing a Versatile Interface Module (VIM) in a Summit X480, X650 or X670 Series Switch

You need the following tools and materials to replace a VIM:
  • ESD-preventive wrist strap
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver


    Summit VIMs are not hot-swappable. Disconnect power to the switch before removing an installed VIM. After a VIM is installed in a compatible switch, you can hot-swap the installed SFP, SFP+, and QSFP+ modules. Use only SFP, SFP+, and QSFP+ modules approved by Extreme Networks.


    VIM1 modules must be installed in Summit X650 series switches, VIM2 modules must be installed in Summit X480 series switches, and VIM4 modules must be installed in Summit X670 series switches. VIM3 modules can be installed in X480, X650, and X670 series switches. AVIM will not operate if it is installed in the wrong switch series.

To replace a VIM, follow these steps:

  1. Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap to your bare wrist and connect the metal end to an appropriate ground point on the rack.
  2. Disconnect the switch power.
  3. Remove the installed VIM (see Removing a VIM (VIM1-SummitStack Module Shown)):
    1. Remove the retaining screws at the top corners of the module, and set the screws aside in a safe place.
    2. Save the retaining screws to secure the new module in the switch.
    3. Rotate the inserter/extractor levers downward to disconnect the internal module connectors.
    4. Carefully slide the module out of the switch and set it on an anti-static surface.
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      Removing a VIM (VIM1-SummitStack Module Shown)
  4. Remove the replacement VIM from its anti-static packaging.
  5. Install the replacement VIM in the switch (see Installing a VIM):
    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 VIM