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    Removing an RE Module from an EX9208 Switch

    Caution: Do not lift the Routing Engine (RE) module by holding the ejector levers. The levers cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the module by the levers might bend the levers. Bent levers will prevent the RE module from being properly seated in the chassis.

    Before you begin to remove an RE module:

    Caution: Before you remove an RE module, you must take the host subsystem offline. If there is only one RE module installed in the switch, taking the host subsystem offline shuts down the switch.

    Caution: If the RE module to be replaced currently functions as the master Routing Engine, switch it to be the backup Routing Engine before removing it.

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove an RE module:

    • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1 and 2
    • Antistatic bag or antistatic mat
    • Replacement RE module

    To remove an RE module from an EX9208 switch:

    1. Take the host subsystem offline. See Taking the Host Subsystem Offline in an EX9208 Switch
    2. Place the antistatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
    3. Attach the antistatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
    4. Verify that the RE module LEDs are off.
    5. Loosen the screws on each side of the RE module by turning them counterclockwise using the screwdriver until they are completely unseated.
    6. Flip the ejector handles outward to unseat the RE module.
    7. Grasp the RE module by the ejector handles, and slide it about halfway out of the chassis.
    8. Taking care not to touch the leads, pins, or solder connections, place one hand underneath the RE module to support it and slide it completely out of the chassis.
    9. Place the RE module in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat.

      Caution: Do not stack hardware components on one another after you remove them. Place each component on an antistatic mat resting on a stable, flat surface.

      Note: To maintain proper airflow through the chassis, do not leave an Switch Fabric (SF) module installed in the chassis without an RE module for extended periods of time. If you remove a RE module, install a replacement RE module as soon as possible.

    Published: 2013-04-02