Replacing SRX5800 Services Gateway XFP and SFP Transceivers

To replace an XFP or SFP transceiver, perform the following procedures:

  1. Removing an SRX5800 Services Gateway SFP or XFP Transceiver
  2. Installing an SRX5800 Services Gateway SFP or XFP Transceiver

Removing an SRX5800 Services Gateway SFP or XFP Transceiver

Small form-factor pluggable (SFPs) and XFPs are optical transceivers that are installed in an IOC. SPC, or port module. SFPs and XFPs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. Removing an SFP or XFP does not interrupt the functioning of the card, but the removed SFP or XFP no longer receives or transmits data.

To remove an SFP or XFP transceiver (see Figure 84):

  1. Have ready a replacement transceiver or a transceiver slot plug, an antistatic mat, and a rubber safety cap for the transceiver.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Label the cables connected to the transceiver so that you can reconnect them correctly later.

    Warning: Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

  4. Remove the cable connector from the transceiver.
  5. Carefully arrange the disconnected cable in the cable manager to prevent the cable from developing stress points.

    Caution: Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  6. Pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver to unlock the transceiver.

    Caution: Make sure that you open the ejector handle completely until you hear it click. This prevents damage to the transceiver.

    Use needlenose pliers to pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver.

  7. Grasp the transceiver ejector handle and pull the transceiver approximately 0.5 in. (1.3 cm) out of the card.
  8. Using your fingers, grasp the body of the transceiver and pull it the rest of the way out of the card.

    Figure 84: Removing SFPs or XFPs

    Removing SFPs or XFPs
  9. Place a rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
  10. Place the removed transceiver on an antistatic mat or in an electrostatic bag.

Caution: After removing a transceiver from the card, wait at least 30 seconds before reinserting it or inserting a transceiver into a different socket.

Installing an SRX5800 Services Gateway SFP or XFP Transceiver

Small form-factor pluggable (SFPs) and XFPs are optical transceivers that are installed in an IOC, SPC, or port module. SFPs and XFPs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. Removing an SFP or XFP does not interrupt the functioning of the card, but the removed SFP or XFP no longer receives or transmits data.

Note: We strongly recommend the use of Juniper Networks SFP and XFP transceivers. We cannot guarantee correct operation if other transceivers are used. The transceiver type can be different in each port, as long as a supported part number is used.

To install an SFP or XFP:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Take each transceiver to be installed out of its electrostatic bag and identify the slot on the component where it will be installed.
  3. Verify that each transceiver is covered by a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
  4. Carefully align the transceiver with the slots in the component. The connectors should face the component.
  5. Slide the transceiver until the connector is seated in the component slot. If you are unable to fully insert the transceiver, make sure the connector is facing the right way.
  6. Close the ejector handle of the transceiver.
  7. Remove the rubber safety cap from the transceiver and the end of the cable. Insert the cable into the transceiver.
  8. Verify that the status LEDs on the component faceplate indicate that the SFP or XFP is functioning correctly.