Combining Different Types of Stacking Ports

Combining Stacking Port Types: Example 1 shows a sample configuration using the following switches:
  • Summit X650 series switches with installed VIM1-SummitStack256 modules
  • Summit X450a series switch with integrated SummitStack ports
  • Summit X480 series switch with installed VIM2-SummitStack module
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Combining Stacking Port Types: Example 1
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The following cables are used to make the stacking connections:
  • SummitStack 128G cable between the two Summit X650 series switches at the top (slot 1 and slot 2)
  • SummitStack 128G/20G stacking cable between the Summit X650 series switch and the Summit X480 series switch (between slot 2 and slot 3)
  • SummitStack 20G stacking cable between the Summit X480 series switch and the Summit X450a series switch (between slot 3 and slot 4)
  • SummitStack 128G/20G stacking cable between the Summit X450a series switch and the Summit X650 series switch (between slot 4 and slot 1)
Combining Stacking Port Types (Example 1): Connections lists the recommended order for connecting the stacking ports in this example.
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Combining Stacking Port Types (Example 1): Connections

Connect this slot and port . . . . . . To this slot and port
Slot 1 Stack Port 2 Slot 2 Stack Port 1
Slot 2 Stack Port 2 Slot 3 Stack Port 1
Slot 3 Stack Port 2 Slot 4 Stack Port 1
Slot 4 Stack Port 2 Slot 1 Stack Port 1
Combining Stacking Port Types: Example 2 shows a similar stack configuration using the following switches:
  • Summit X650 series switches with installed VIM1-SummitStack256 modules
  • Summit X460 series switches with installed SummitStack stacking modules
  • Summit X450a series switch with integrated stacking ports
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    Combining Stacking Port Types: Example 2
    ../Graphics/SH_224_X460_mixed_stack.png
The following cables are used to make the stacking connections:
  • SummitStack 128G cable between the two Summit X650 series switches at the top (slot 1 and slot 2)
  • SummitStack 128G/20G stacking cable between the Summit X650 series switch and the Summit X460 series switch (between slot 2 and slot 3)
  • SummitStack 20G stacking cable between the two Summit X460 series switches (between slot 3 and slot 4)
  • SummitStack 20G stacking cable between the Summit X460 series switch and the Summit X450a series switch (between slot 4 and slot 5)
  • SummitStack 128G/20G stacking cable between the Summit X450a series switch and the Summit X650 series switch (between slot 5 and slot 1)
Combining Stacking Port Types (Example 2): Connections lists the recommended order for connecting the stacking ports in this example.
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Combining Stacking Port Types (Example 2): Connections

Connect this slot and port . . . . . . To this slot and port
Slot 1 Stack Port 2 Slot 2 Stack Port 1
Slot 2 Stack Port 2 Slot 3 Stack Port 1
Slot 3 Stack Port 2 Slot 4 Stack Port 1
Slot 4 Stack Port 2 Slot 5 Stack Port 1
Slot 5 Stack Port 2 Slot 1 Stack Port 1