X460-G2 VIM-2q : Can this be used with fan-out cables to give 8x10G

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Hi folks,

Quick question...

Is it possible to use the QSFP VIM-2q ports as 4x 10G ports (as is possible, for example, with the X670's 40G ports) in an X460-G2?

The reason I'm asking is that the X460-G2 datasheet says that the maximum number of 10G ports available on an X460-G2 is 6 (for a -24x switch), but am hoping that I can get an extra 8 using a VIM-2q.

Thanks

Paul.
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Posted 3 years ago

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Brandon Clay, Escalation Support Engineer

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Hi Paul,

Unfortunately, this is not possible on the X460-G2. Due to the hardware design, the switch is only able to recognize two ports on the VIM, regardless of port speed.

-Brandon
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No. I was told that was not supported. 
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Paul Thornton

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Thanks for the confirmation of that, Brandon.  I'll just tell the customer he needs to buy some more X670s :-)

Paul.
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Brandon Clay, Escalation Support Engineer

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Depending on application, the new X620 may also be useful for them.
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Yep.  It doesn't have the port buffer of the x670 but it is 10G
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And extremely good in price :-). We are planning to use it as 10G aggregation switch, L2 only, in Wireless infrastructure networks. They do support routing, but that should be looked at carefully as performance might not be enough.
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You can do 6 with 4 in the front and with a VIM-2x or VIM-2t for the extra 2.