Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking

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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
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Posted 3 months ago

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Brandon Clay, Escalation Support Engineer

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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.
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ok, so can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?
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Yes, you can use the VIM-2x as two 10 gigabit SFP+ ethernet ports. They are ports 53 and 54.
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nm, they show up now.  go figure.  Thank you!
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can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?