Technical Documentation

Disconnecting a Virtual Chassis Cable from an EX-series Switch

If you need to disconnect an EX 4200 switch from a virtual chassis configuration, you need to disconnect the virtual chassis cable from the virtual chassis ports.

Ensure you have the following tools and parts available to disconnect a virtual chassis cable from an EX-series switch:

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
  • Cross-head screwdriver

Ensure you understand how to prevent ESD damage (see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage).

To disconnect a virtual chassis cable from an EX-series switch (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. Loosen the screws on the locking cover by using the cross-head screwdriver.
  3. Slide the locking cover back.
  4. Gently pull the release pull tab on the virtual chassis cable connector to release the lock holding the virtual chassis cable connector in the virtual chassis port.
  5. Gently pull the virtual chassis cable connector out of the virtual chassis port.

Figure 1: Virtual Chassis Cable Connector in an EX-series Switch

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Note: If you order virtual chassis cables separately, you should reuse the locking covers that were provided with the original cable or order virtual chassis cable locking covers also separately.