Model Number : C2960X-STACK Cisco 2960X Switch Stack Module

Detail : Catalyst 2960-X FlexStack Plus Stacking Module

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C2960X-STACK Overview

C2960X-STACK is a Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Series Switches FlexStack Plus Stacking Module, which allows these switches stack with each other to offer flexible management.


FlexStack-Plus is the name of the stacking technology used by the Cisco Catalyst 2960-X and 2960-XR Series switches. FlexStack-Plus is specific to the 2960-X and 2960-XR Series of switches.

Table 1 shows that with C2960X-STACK, the 2960-X and 2960-XR can support:

Stacking Item C2960-X C2960-XR
Bidirectional stack bandwidth 80 Gbps 80 Gbps
Hot-swappable stack module Yes Yes
Max stack members 8 8
Supports FlexStack Yes No
Supports FlexStack-Plus Yes Yes

Mixed Stacks: FlexStack and FlexStack-Plus

The 2960-S and 2960-X support a mixed stack of 2960 models. All these 2960 models run the FlexStack protocol, allowing them to be stacked together into a single stack. The exception is the 2960-XR does not stack with either the 2960-X or the 2960-S. The 2960-XR has the IP-Lite feature set, and this is not compatible with the LAN Base feature set on the 2960-X and 2960-XR.

Table 2 shows all the allowed mixed stack combinations. All 2960 models with the LAN Base Cisco IOS Software feature set can stack together.

Mixed Stack Combination 2960-XR IP Lite 2960-X LAN Base 2960-S LAN Base
2960-XR IP Lite Yes No No
2960-X LAN Base No Yes Yes
2960-S LAN Base No Yes Yes

Quick Installation

Figure 1 shows that one C2960X-STACK module, some stack cable and four stackable switches can be installed a whole stackable switches with four members.

Next figures show how to use this C2960X-STACK.

First, C2960X-STACK should be installed in the switches which support to stack.

The stack module slot is on the back panel of the switch.

Second, Use the stack cable to connect each switch installed C2960X-STACK.

There are two stack port and stack cable should be inserted into them.

Use stack cable to connect switches one by one through professional ways.

Last, set up the stackable switches and use one of them to be the manager.

The Recommended Switches and Stack Cables

Table 3 shows some recommend stackable switches and stack cables.

Cisco 2960X Switches Cisco 2960XR Switches
WS-C2960X-24TS-L WS-C2960XR-24TS-I
WS-C2960X-24PS-L WS-C2960XR-48TS-I
WS-C2960X-48FPD-L WS-C2960XR-24PD-I
WS-C2960X-48LPS-L WS-C2960XR-24PS-I
WS-C2960X-48FPS-L WS-C2960XR-24TD-I
WS-C2960X-48TD-L WS-C2960XR-48LPD-I
WS-C2960X-48TS-L WS-C2960XR-48LPS-I
WS-C2960X-24TD-L WS-C2960XR-48TD-I
WS-C2960X-24PD-L WS-C2960XR-48FPS-I
WS-C2960X-48LPD-L WS-C2960XR-48FPD-I
Stack Cables  

C2960X-STACK Specifications

Model Info: C2960X-STACK
Type FlexStack-Plus hot-swappable stacking module
Designed For Catalyst 2960-X Series
Catalyst 2960-XR Series
Bidirectional stack bandwidth C2960-X: 80Gbps
C2960-XR: 80Gbps
Hot-swappable stack module C2960-X: Yes
C2960-XR: Yes
Max stack members C2960-X: 8
C2960-XR: 8
Supports FlexStack C2960-X: No
C2960-XR: Yes
Supports FlexStack-Plus C2960-X: Yes
C2960-XR: Yes
Net Weight 1.6 Kg
Package Weight 2.24 Kg

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