Connecting a SummitStack Cable to a Stacking Port

SummitStack cables are used to connect 20-Gbps SummitStack ports on the following switches:
  • Summit X250e, X440, X450, X450a, and X450e series switches with integrated SummitStack ports

  • Summit X480 series switches with installed VIM2-SummitStack modules

  • Summit X650 switches with installed VIM1-SummitStack modules

To connect a SummitStack cable, follow these steps:

  1. Align the cable connector with the stacking port connector on the rear of the first switch (see Connecting a SummitStack Cable).
  2. Firmly press the cable connector into place on the mating stacking port connector.
  3. Align and tighten the retaining screws on the cable connector.
  4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to connect the cable to the second switch.
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    Connecting a SummitStack Cable


    Avoid making sharp bends in the cable. Sharp bends can stress the cable and cause damage.