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Maintaining EX4550 Virtual Chassis Cable

 

Disconnecting a Virtual Chassis Cable from an EX4550 Switch

Use the procedure described in this topic to disconnect a Virtual Chassis cable from the dedicated Virtual Chassis port (VCP) on a Virtual Chassis module.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To disconnect a Virtual Chassis cable from a dedicated VCP on an EX4550 switch (see Figure 1):

  1. Loosen the screws on the cable connector retainer by using the screwdriver.
  2. Slide the cable connector retainer back.
  3. Gently pull the release pull tab on the Virtual Chassis cable connector to release the lock holding the Virtual Chassis cable connector in the Virtual Chassis port.
  4. Gently pull the Virtual Chassis cable connector out of the Virtual Chassis port.
Figure 1: Disconnecting a Virtual Chassis Cable from a Dedicated VCP on a Virtual Chassis Module
Disconnecting a Virtual Chassis Cable from a Dedicated VCP
on a Virtual Chassis Module
Note

With separately ordered Virtual Chassis cables, you can use the cable connector retainers provided with the original cable; you can also use separately ordered Virtual Chassis cable connector retainers.

Connecting a Virtual Chassis Cable to an EX4550 Switch

The Virtual Chassis module has two dedicated Virtual Chassis ports (VCPs) that can be used to interconnect the EX4550 switch with EX4200, EX4500, or EX4550 switches to form a Virtual Chassis. You can install the Virtual Chassis module in either of the two module slots: one each on the front panel and the rear panel of the switch. Use the procedure described in this topic to connect a Virtual Chassis cable to a dedicated VCP on a Virtual Chassis module.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

Note

Virtual Chassis cables and Virtual Chassis cable connector retainers are not part of the EX4550 switch’s shipping configuration. If you want to purchase these, you must order them separately.

To connect a Virtual Chassis cable to a dedicated VCP on an EX4550 switch (see Figure 2) :

  1. Taking care not to touch module components, pins, leads, or solder connections, remove the Virtual Chassis cable from its bag.
  2. Using both hands, place the Virtual Chassis cable connector in the empty VCP and slide it in gently until it is fully seated.
  3. Slide the cable connector retainer over the Virtual Chassis cable connector.
  4. Tighten the screws on the cable connector retainer by using the screwdriver.
Figure 2: Connecting a Virtual Chassis Cable to a Dedicated VCP on a Virtual Chassis Module
Connecting a Virtual Chassis Cable to a Dedicated VCP on a Virtual
Chassis Module