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Install a Transceiver

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):

  1. Gently remove the new transceiver from the plastic bag in which it was shipped.
  2. 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.
  3. Carefully slide the transceiver in the empty port until it is firmly seated.
  4. 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


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