X460 & X 650 are core or access switches

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Are X460  &    X 650    are core or access switches
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Sai Prasad Rao Rapolu

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Hi Sai,

It's depend of your terminology of core switch and access switch and how the switch is placed in the network. Both of them can be upgraded with core license and both of them can be stacked for providing redundancy.

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Nick Yakimenko

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It depends on how big your network is and how you would manage them
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You mean to say wtth core license installed I can use it as core switch and without core license I can use it as LAYER 2 / access switch......

Or license no where being the concern I can use it as L2 as well as L3
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Both switches are L3 capable without any additional licensing. Depending on the extra features you need, a core license may be necessary. The answers provided above are accurate though, it depends on your use case.
Here's a link to the license documentation:  http://documentation.extremenetworks.com/FLR_22.2/EXOS_21_1/Feature_License_Requirements/r_overview....
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Both 460 and 650 supports basic layer 3 features with Edge licenses (static routing/RIP). If you need advanced feature set (OSPF,BGP) you may need to upgrade Adv. Edge or Core license pack. So you can use it as Access or Core switch depends on your network design.
Refer to EXOS 16.1 Feature license document for x460 G1.