C2960X-STACK | Cisco Catalyst 2960-X Flexstack-Plus Stack Module

    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 80Gbps 80Gbps
    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.

    C2960X-STACK Elements

    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.


    C2960X-STACK Specification

    C2960X-STACK Specifications

    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
    Part Number





    Brand New

    Networking Type

    FlexStack-Plus hot-swappable stacking module