Unable to enable VIM slot for stacking


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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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.
Brandon Clay wrote:

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.

ok, so can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?
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Brandon Clay wrote:

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.

Yes, you can use the VIM-2x as two 10 gigabit SFP+ ethernet ports. They are ports 53 and 54.
Brandon Clay wrote:

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.

They don't seem to be showing up in my port list. Suggestions?
Brandon Clay wrote:

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.

nm, they show up now. go figure. Thank you!
can I use the VIM-2x ports for anything on these switches?

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