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Remove a Transceiver

The transceivers for the vEdge 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 remove a transceiver or any component from 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.

Remove a Transceiver

To remove any type of transceiver from a vEdge router, you need the following parts and tools:

  • A transceiver slot dust cover
  • An antistatic mat or an electrostatic bag
  • A rubber safety cap for the transceiver

To remove any type of transceiver from a vEdge router (see Figure 1):

  1. Place the antistatic mat or the electrostatic bag on a firm, flat surface.
  2. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist. Then connect the strap to the ESD point on the rack.
  3. Label the cables connected to the transceiver so that you can reconnect them correctly later.
  4. Remove the cable connector from the transceiver.
  5. Unlock the transceiver by pulling down the ejector handle from the transceiver.
  6. Grasp the transceiver ejector handle and pull the transceiver approximately 0.5 in. out of the router.
  7. Using your fingers, grasp the body of the transceiver and pull it out of the router completely.
  8. Place a rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
  9. Place the removed transceiver on the antistatic mat or in an electrostatic bag.
  10. If you are not installing a new transceiver, place the transceiver slot dust cover over the empty 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: Removing a Transceiver from a vEdge 1000 Router

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