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    Installing SFP, SFP+, and XFP Transceivers

    Small form-factor pluggable (SFP), enhanced small form-factor pluggable (SFP+), and 10-Gigabit SFP (XFP) are transceivers that you install in sockets in various cards or modules in the services gateway. These transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-removable. Removing a transceiver does not interrupt the functioning of the card or module, but the removed transceiver no longer receives or transmits data.

    Caution: If you are having a problem running a Juniper Networks device that is using a third-party optic or cable, the Juniper Networks Technical Assistance Center (JTAC) can help you diagnose the source of the problem. Your JTAC engineer might recommend that you check the third-party optic or cable and potentially replace it with an equivalent Juniper Networks optic or cable that is qualified for the device.

    For detailed information about supported transceivers, see the SRX Series Services Gateway Transceiver Guide PDF Document at

    To install an SFP, SFP+, or XFP transceiver:

    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 socket on the card or module where you will install it.
    3. For each fiber interface transceiver, verify that the interface port is covered by a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the interface port with a safety cap. The safety cap prevents the release of laser light that can damage your eyes.
    4. Carefully align the transceiver with the socket in the component. The connector should face the component.
    5. Slide the transceiver into the socket 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 caps 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.

    Published: 2015-02-12