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    Replacing an SFP+ Transceiver on VXA Series Content Engines

    Small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+) transceivers are supported for ports on the 2-Port 10-Gigabit IOC on the VXA Series Content Engine.

    Removing an SFP+ Transceiver from VXA Series Content Engines

    You can remove SFP+ transceivers on IOCs that support these devices.

    You can replace the SFP+ transceivers without disabling the interfaces or removing the IOC from the appliance.

    To remove an SFP+ transceiver:

    1. Have ready a replacement transceiver or a transceiver slot plug, an antistatic mat, and a rubber safety cap for the transceiver.
    2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to an ESD point on the appliance or the rack. For more information about ESD, see Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage on VXA Series Content Engines.
    3. Remove the cable connector from the transceiver.
    4. Pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver to unlock the transceiver.

      Caution: Make sure that you open the ejector handle completely until you hear it click. This prevents damage to the transceiver.

      Use needlenose pliers to pull the ejector handle out from the transceiver.

    5. Place a rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
    6. Place the SFP+ transceiver into an antistatic bag.

    Installing an SFP+ Transceiver into an IOC Installed in VXA Series Content Engines

    To use fiber interface media, install SFP+ transceivers into transceiver IOCs on the desired ports of the 2-Port 10-Gigabit IOC.

    To install an SFP+ transceivers:

    1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to an ESD point on the appliance or the rack.
    2. Take each transceiver to be installed out of its electrostatic bag, and identify the slot on the component where it will be installed.
    3. Verify that each transceiver is covered by a rubber safety cap. If it is not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
    4. Carefully align the transceiver with the slots in the component so that the connectors face the component.
    5. Slide the transceiver 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 cap from the transceiver and the end of the cable. Insert the cable into 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 cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    8. Verify that the status LEDs on the IOC faceplate indicate that the SFP+ transceivers is functioning correctly.

      Ports are numbered from left to right, 0-1.

    Published: 2013-03-21