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    Installing a Transceiver in an OCX1100 Switch

    The transceivers for OCX1100 switches are hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable units (FRUs): You can remove and replace them without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

    Note: After you insert a transceiver or after you change the media-type configuration, wait for 6 seconds for the interface to display operational commands.

    Use only optical transceivers and optical connectors purchased from Juniper Networks for your OCX1100 switches.

    Before you begin installing a transceiver in an OCX1100 switch:

    Figure 1 shows how to install a QSFP+ transceiver. The procedure is the same for all types of transceivers.

    To install a transceiver in an OCX1100 switch:

    Caution: To prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to the transceiver, do not touch the connector pins at the end of the transceiver.

    1. Remove the transceiver from its bag.
    2. Check to see whether the transceiver is covered with a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the transceiver with a rubber safety cap.

      Warning: Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing a cable. The rubber safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

    3. If the port in which you want to install the transceiver is covered with a dust cover, remove the dust cover and save it in case you need to cover the port later. If you are hot-swapping a transceiver, wait for at least 10 seconds after removing the transceiver from the port before installing a new transceiver.
    4. Using both hands, carefully insert the transceiver in the empty port. The connectors must face the switch chassis.

      Caution: Before you slide the transceiver into the port, ensure that the transceiver is aligned correctly. Misalignment causes the pins to bend, making the transceiver unusable.

    5. Slide the transceiver in gently until it is fully seated.
    6. By using your fingers, push the ejector lever up completely until you hear a click, which indicates that the transceiver is locked. See Figure 1.

      Figure 1: Installing a Transceiver in an OCX1100 Switch

a Transceiver in an OCX1100 Switch
      Ejector lever
    7. Remove the rubber safety cap when you are ready to connect the cable to the transceiver.

      Warning: Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to transceivers emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    Modified: 2015-05-27