Summit X250e and X450a/e Stacking

Many switches, including most Summit X250e, X450a, and X450e series models, have standard stacking ports built in. The stacking ports are found on the rear of the switch.

Use any standard SummitStack stacking cables to connect the stacking ports.

The stacking-support option is disabled by default for Summit X250e, X450a, and X450e switches. For more information, see Enabling and Disabling the Stacking-Support Option.

The stacking port selection option, which allows you to choose between native and alternate ports, is enabled by default for X450a and X450e switches. For more information, see Selecting Native and Alternate Stacking Ports.

To use alternate stacking on a Summit X450a or X450e switch, you must install an XGM2-2xf, XGM2-2xn, XGM2-2sf, or XGM2-2bt port option card to add 10-Gbps ports to the switch.

Alternate Stacking Ports for X450a and X450e Switches summarizes alternate stacking support for X450a and X450e switches.

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Alternate Stacking Ports for X450a and X450e Switches

Switch Model Type or location of Native Stacking Ports Alternate Stacking Ports Location of Alternate Stacking Ports
X450a-24t

X450a-24tDC

X450a-24x

X450a-24xDC

X450e-24t

X450e-24p

Fixed (rear panel) 25,26 XGM2-2xf or

XGM2-2xn or

XGM2-2sf or

XGM2-2bt

X450a-48t

X450a-48tDC

X450e-48t

X450e-48p

Fixed (rear panel) 49,50 XGM2-2xf or

XGM2-2xn or

XGM2-2sf or

XGM2-2bt