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Removing an SFP or XFP Transceiver from an EX-series Switch
EX-series switches have a field-replaceable
unit (FRU) uplink module on the front panel. You can install two SFP
transceivers in the SFP uplink module and four XFP transceivers in
the XFP uplink module. The SFP and XFP transceivers in EX-series switches
are hot-removable and hot-insertable.
Ensure you have the following tools and parts
available to remove an SFP or XFP transceiver from an EX-series switch
- Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
- An electrostatic bag or antistatic mat
- Needlenose pliers
- A rubber safety cap
Ensure you understand how to prevent ESD damage (see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage).
To remove an SFP or XFP transceiver from
an EX-series switch (see Figure 47):
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding
strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on
- Label the cable connected to the transceiver so
that you can reconnect it correctly.
Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver
or into the end of a fiber-optic cable. Fiber-optic transceivers contain
laser light sources that can damage your eyes.
- Remove the cable connector plugged into the transceiver.
- Pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver
to unlock the transceiver.
Make sure you open the ejector handle completely until
you hear it click. This prevents damage to the transceiver.
- Using the needlenose pliers, pull the ejector handle
out from the transceiver.
- Grasp the transceiver ejector handle and gently
slide the transceiver approximately 0.5 in (1.3 cm) out of the uplink
- Grasp the body of the transceiver and pull it out
of the uplink module.
- Place the rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
- Place the transceiver in the electrostatic bag
or on the antistatic mat.
Figure 47: Removing an SFP or XFP Transceiver from an EX-series Switch
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