Disconnecting a Virtual Chassis Cable from an EX-series Switch
If you need to disconnect an EX 4200 switch from a virtual chassis configuration, you need to disconnect the virtual chassis cable from the virtual chassis ports.
Ensure you have the following tools and parts available to disconnect a virtual chassis cable from an EX-series switch:
- Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap
- Cross-head screwdriver
Ensure you understand how to prevent ESD damage (see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage).
To disconnect a virtual chassis cable from an EX-series switch (see Figure 1):
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
- Loosen the screws on the locking cover by using the cross-head screwdriver.
- Slide the locking cover back.
- 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.
- Gently pull the virtual chassis cable connector out of the virtual chassis port.
Figure 1: Virtual Chassis Cable Connector in an EX-series Switch
Note: If you order virtual chassis cables separately, you should reuse the locking covers that were provided with the original cable or order virtual chassis cable locking covers also separately.