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):
- Place the antistatic mat or the electrostatic bag on a firm, flat surface.
- Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist. Then connect the strap to the ESD point on the rack.
- Label the cables connected to the transceiver so that you can reconnect them correctly later.
- Remove the cable connector from the transceiver.
- Unlock the transceiver by pulling down the ejector handle from the transceiver.
- Grasp the transceiver ejector handle and pull the transceiver approximately 0.5 in. out of the router.
- Using your fingers, grasp the body of the transceiver and pull it out of the router completely.
- Place a rubber safety cap over the transceiver.
- Place the removed transceiver on the antistatic mat or in an electrostatic bag.
- 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