The transceivers for the vEdge 1000 router are hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable units (FRUs). You can remove and replace them without powering off the router or disrupting router functions.
Caution: Before you install a transceiver or any component in the router chassis, make sure that you understand how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See General Safety Standards.
Note: It is recommended that you purchase the optical transceivers and optical connectors for the vEdge router from Viptela.
Install a Transceiver
To install a transceiver in a vEdge router (see Figure 1):
- Gently remove the new transceiver from the plastic bag in which it was shipped.
- If the port in which you plan to install the transceiver is covered with a dust cover, remove the cover, and save it for later use.
- Carefully slide the transceiver in the empty port until it is firmly seated.
- Remove the safety cap when you are ready to connect an optic fiber cable to the port.
Warning: Do not look directly into fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to a transceiver as they emit laser light that can damage your eyes.
Figure 1: Installing a Transceiver in a vEdge 1000 Router