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Installing and Removing EX4500 Switch Hardware Components


The EX4500 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. The field-replaceable units (FRUs) in EX4500 switches are:

  • Power supply

  • Fan tray

  • Uplink module

  • Intraconnect module

  • Virtual Chassis module

  • SFP transceiver

  • SFP+ transceiver

The power supply, fan tray, uplink module, and transceivers are hot-removable and hot-insertable: You can remove and replace them without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

The Intraconnect module and Virtual Chassis module are offline field–replaceable: You can remove and replace these components, but the switch must be powered off to replace the component.

See these topics for instructions for installing and removing components: