Connecting Active or Passive QSFP+ Cables

The QSFP+ direct-attach cable is used to connect ports on any of the following modules:
  • X460 switch, which supports SummitStack-V80
  • X460-G2 switch with VIM-2q module, which supports SummitStack-V160
  • X480 switch with VIM2-SummitStack-V80 module
  • X670-G2-48x-4q switch, which supports SummitStack-V80, V-160, or V-320
  • X770 switch, which supports SummitStack-V160 or V-320

Follow these steps to connect a QSFP+ direct-attach cable.

  1. Holding the QSFP+ connector by its sides, insert the connector into the port on the switch as shown in the following figures.
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    Connecting a QSFP+ Passive Copper Direct-Attach Cable to a SummitStack-V80 Module
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    Connecting a QSFP+ Active Optical Direct-Attach Cable to a SummitStack-V80 Module
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  2. Push the connector into the port until you hear it click into place.