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


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

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Userlevel 7
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
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
Thanks, better I ask then blow it up!
Userlevel 7
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
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.
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Userlevel 6
Also, welcome to The Hub!
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!
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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.
Userlevel 7
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All switches have a max of 8 nodes in a stack.

https://gtacknowledge.extremenetworks.com/articles/Q_A/What-is-the-maximum-number-of-nodes-in-a-Summit-Stack
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Thanks
Userlevel 6
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
Userlevel 6
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

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).

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