Connecting a SummitStack 64G/20G Stacking Cable

SummitStack 64G/20G cables are used to connect the 64-Gbps stacking ports on Summit X480 series switches to 20-Gbps stacking ports on Summit X480 series, Summit X650 series, or other Summit series switches.

The 64-Gbps ports are on VIM2-SummitStack128 modules in Summit X480 series switches. The 20-Gbps ports are on one of the following:
  • VIM1-10G8X module installed in a Summit X650 series switch
  • VIM1-SummitStack module in a Summit X650 series switch
  • VIM2-SummitStack module in a Summit X480 series switch
  • Rear panel of Summit X250e, X450, X450a, or X450e series switches

Follow these steps to connect a SummitStack 64G/20G cable:

  1. Connect the 64-Gbps connector to the VIM2 module as follows:
    1. Holding the cable connector with the release tab on top, align the connector with the stacking port on the VIM2 module in the Summit X480 series switch.
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      Connecting the 64G Connector
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    2. Firmly press the cable connector into the stacking port until the spring latch on top of the connector clicks into place.
  2. Connect the 20G connector as follows:
    1. Align the cable connector with the stacking port connector on the rear of the switch (see Connecting the 20G Connector).
    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.
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      Connecting the 20G Connector
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