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    Removing an SF Module from an EX9208 Switch

    You must remove the Switch Fabric (SF) module from an EX9208 switch if you need to replace the module or if you need to remove the switch components before moving the chassis without using a mechanical lift. You can remove the SF module and the Routing Engine (RE) module as a unit, or remove the RE module separately.

    Note: Do not lift the SF module by holding the ejector levers. The levers cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the modules by the levers might bend the levers. Bent levers will prevent the SF module from being properly seated in the chassis.

    Caution: Before you replace an SF module, you must take the host subsystem offline. If there is only one host subsystem, taking the host subsystem offline shuts down the switch.

    Before you begin to remove an SF module:

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

    • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
    • Antistatic bag or antistatic mat
    • Replacement SF module or cover panel for the slot

    To remove an SF module (see Figure 1):

    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 electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
    4. Rotate the ejector handles simultaneously counterclockwise to unseat the SF module.
    5. Grasp the ejector handles, and slide the SF module about halfway out of the chassis.
    6. Place one hand underneath the SF module to support it, and slide it completely out of the chassis. Place it 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.

    7. If you are not replacing the SF module now, install a blank panel over the empty slot.

    Figure 1: Removing an SF Module from an EX9208 Switch

    Removing an SF Module from
an EX9208 Switch

    Published: 2013-04-02