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Removing an Uplink Module from an EX4300 Switch

The uplink module in EX4300 switches is hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable unit (FRU): You can remove and replace it without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

Before you begin removing an uplink module from the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • ESD grounding strap
  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • A replacement uplink module or cover panel
  • An antistatic bag or antistatic mat

Caution: We recommend that you install either a replacement uplink module or a cover panel in the empty module slot to prevent chassis overheating and dust accumulation.

To remove an uplink module from the switch (see Figure 71, Figure 72, and Figure 73):

  1. Take the uplink module offline by issuing the following CLI command:
    user@switch> request chassis pic offline fpc-slot slot-number pic-slot slot-number
  2. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Loosen both captive screws on the faceplate of the uplink module by using your fingers. If you are unable to unscrew the captive screws by using your fingers, use the screwdriver.
  4. Hold both the ejector handles and gently pull the uplink module toward you and out of the module slot.
  5. Place the uplink module in an antistatic bag or on an antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.
  6. If you are not replacing the uplink module, install the cover panel over the slot.

    Note: After you have removed an uplink module, wait for at least 5 seconds before you install an uplink module. If you do not wait for at least 5 seconds, the interfaces on the uplink module might not come up.

Figure 71: Removing a 4-Port SFP+ Uplink Module from a 24-Port or 48-Port EX4300 Switch

Removing a 4-Port SFP+ Uplink Module from a 24-Port or 48-Port EX4300
Switch

Figure 72: Removing a 2-Port QSFP+ Uplink Module from a 32-Port EX4300 Switch

Removing a 2-Port QSFP+ Uplink Module from a 32-Port EX4300 Switch

Figure 73: Removing an 8-Port SFP+ Uplink Module from a 32-Port EX4300 Switch

Removing an 8-Port SFP+ Uplink Module from a 32-Port EX4300 Switch

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Modified: 2015-06-23