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Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

  • 1.  Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-04-2018 18:18
    As one can imagine, I'm new to Extreme and EXOS. I've inherited some X460-G2 10Gbit switches and they have the Summit X460-G2 VIM-2x cards installed in the VIM slot. They aren't in use at the minute and I wanted to be able to enable these for stacking / MLAG.

    I've enabled stacking and rebooted the switch, but when I go
    show stacking-support

    It only shows the SFP+ ports 51 and 52 (which are the front fiber ports).
    show switch does show the VIM-2x card.

    Any suggestions?

    EXOS version: 21.1.4.4



  • 2.  RE: Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-04-2018 18:27
    Hi Sean,

    On the X460-G2-10G, the front 10G ports are used for alternate stacking (to allow alternate stacking without requiring the VIM-2x).

    On the X460-G2-1G (without built-in 10G ports), the VIM-2x is needed for alternate stacking.

    Unfortunately, there isn't a way to use the VIM-2x ports for alternate stacking on the 10G version of the X460-G2.


  • 3.  RE: Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-05-2018 13:59
    can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?


  • 4.  RE: Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-04-2018 18:27
    ok, so can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?


  • 5.  RE: Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-04-2018 18:27
    Yes, you can use the VIM-2x as two 10 gigabit SFP+ ethernet ports. They are ports 53 and 54.


  • 6.  RE: Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

    Posted 04-04-2018 18:27
    nm, they show up now. go figure. Thank you!