Summit X480 Series Switches

The Summit X480 series switches are 24-port or 48-port switches that provide Ethernet connectivity using fixed 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ45 ports, installable SFP optical modules, or installable XFP optical modules. The Summit X480 series switches include the following base models:

Summit X480 series switches require an ExtremeXOS version of at least 12.4.1 but not greater than 16.x.

A serial console port on the front panel of the Summit X480 series switch allows you to connect a terminal and perform local management. An Ethernet management port can be used to connect the system to a parallel management network for administration. Alternatively, you can use an Ethernet cable to connect this port directly to a laptop to view and locally manage the switch configuration. The Ethernet management port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds.

The rear panel of the switch provides a slot for an installed option card called a versatile interface module or VIM. The VIMs allow you to add high-speed data ports or stacking ports to the switch. The following table lists the available VIM types for the Summit X480 series switches.


Only VIM2 modules are compatible with the Summit X480 switches. Other VIM types that may appear to be mechanically compatible with the Summit X480 switches will not function if they are installed in these switches.
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Versatile Interface Modules for Summit X480 Series Switches

VIM Model Number of Ports Port Type For More Information
VIM2-10G4X 4 10-Gbps XFP data VIM2-10G4X Versatile Interface Module
VIM2-SummitStack 2 20-Gbps stacking VIM2-SummitStack Versatile Interface Module
VIM2-SummitStack128 2 64-Gbps stacking VIM2-SummitStack128 Versatile Interface Module
VIM2-SummitStack-V80 2 40-Gbps stacking VIM2-SummitStack-V80 Versatile Interface Module

Switch cooling is provided by a replaceable fan module. Two power supply bays accommodate either AC or DC power supplies.