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Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

  • 1.  Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 10:56
    Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?


  • 2.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 10:58
    Hi Carol,
    No, you must power down the switch to swap the modules.
    Here's a GTAC Knowledge article to reference on this topic: Is it possible to hotswap VIM modules on Summit series switches?

    -Drew


  • 3.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 12:12
    Also, welcome to The Hub!


  • 4.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 01-26-2018 05:55
    Thanks to carol to ask same question i have and also thanks to Drew to answer this.

    Just in this moment i need this information because i want to expand a customer X460 Switch....

    Achieving this goal there are several steps needed:
    + power off to insert X460 Stacking Modul :-((
    + enabling stacking an that switch - but THIS erase the config -> hardly for remote workers
    + coverting existing standalone config (previously saved) to stacking config
    + loading config = reboot
    + checking if config is 100% complete converted because converting tool (non_stacking_config_convert.py) is NOT official supported :-(((

    If these steps are made easier in future switches networks admins life wil be easier than today.

    Regards,
    Matthias



  • 5.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 10:58
    Thanks, better I ask then blow it up!


  • 6.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 10:58
    haha, I don't think it will blow up, but it might be pretty grumpy :)
    There is risk to hardware and in the lab, I've seen switches reboot themselves when not powered off during a module swap.


  • 7.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 12:12
    Yes....and a big purple welcome to Carol.

    Thanks for joining the Hub. We're glad you're here and rocking an Summit X460-G2!


  • 8.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 12:12
    Thanks Ryan for the welcome. Can I ask just you another little question? What is the maximum numbers of switches in a X460-G2 stack? Thanks again.


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  • 10.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 07-22-2015 12:12
    Thanks


  • 11.  RE: Is it possible to hot swap a stacking module on a X460-G2 switch?

    Posted 01-26-2018 05:55
    To share not only bad experience ... ;-))))

    If standalone switch config was converted before via python script and stored on the switch. The rebooted stack-enabled switch (=Slot1) do NOT loose config (like in previous versions) it have a valid config and is still reacheable via SSH.

    So doing this step remotely is a great enhancement (whithout the need of serial console access).