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Remove vEdge 2000 Router Components

The vEdge 2000 router is a stiff sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. The field-replaceable units (FRUs) in the vEdge routers are:

  • Power supply
  • Fan tray
  • Pluggable Interface Modules (PIM)
  • SFP and SFP+ transceiver

This article provides step-by-step procedures for removing these router components. For instructions on installing the components, see Install vEdge 2000 Router Components.

Caution: Before you install any components in the router chassis, make sure that you understand how to prevent Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See General Safety Standards.

Remove an AC Power Supply from a vEdge 2000 Router

The AC power supply in a vEdge 2000 router is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field replacement unit (FRU). You can remove and replace the power supply without powering off the router or disrupting normal functioning.

Caution: Make sure that you do not leave the power supply slot in the rear of the chassis empty for a long time while the router is operational. Once you remove the power supply, either replace it promptly or install a cover panel over the empty slot.

To remove the power supply from the router chassis, you need the following parts and tools:

  • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat
  • A replacement power supply or a cover panel for the power supply slot

To remove an AC power supply from the router:

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat 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. Turn the power switch on the outlet (if one exists) to the OFF (0) position.
  4. Disconnect the power cord from the power source.
  5. Press the release latch on the right side of the power supply to disconnect the power supply from the chassis.
  6. Grasp the power supply handle with one hand and slide the power supply firmly halfway out of the chassis.
  7. Place the other hand underneath the power supply and slide it completely out of the chassis making sure not to touch any power supply pins, leads, or solder connection.
  8. Place the removed power supply in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat.

Figure 1: Removing an AC Power Supply from a vEdge 2000 Router

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Remove a Fan Tray from a vEdge 2000 Router

The vEdge 2000 router contains four individual fan trays each comprising of a double-stacked fan module. The fan tray is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field-replaceable unit (FRU). You can remove and replace an individual fan tray without powering off the router or disrupting normal functioning.

The fan tray installs horizontally in the rear of the router chassis. Handles on each side facilitate installing and removing of the fan tray.

To remove the fan tray from the router chassis, you need the following parts and tools:

  • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat
  • A replacement fan tray

To remove a fan tray from a vEdge 2000 router:

  1. Place the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat 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. Unscrew the two thumb screws on the fan tray to release it from the router chassis. Then remove the fan tray.
  4. Place the fan tray in the antistatic bag or the antistatic mat.

Warning: When removing the fan tray, keep your hands and finger away from the spinning fan blades as the fans might still be spinning.

Figure 2: Removing a Fan Tray from a vEdge 2000 Router

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Remove a PIM from a vEdge 2000 Router

The vEdge 2000 router supports two flavors of the Pluggable Interface Modules (PIMs). Both modules install horizontally on the front of the chassis. See Front Panel of the vEdge 2000 Router.

Note: To remove a PIM and replace it with a different type of PIM in a PIM slot, you must power down the router, replace the PIM, and then power the router back again. Also, if there are any transceivers installed in the PIM, remove them before you remove the PIM. For instructions on removing a transceiver from a vEdge router, see below.

To remove a PIM from a PIM slot in a vEdge 2000 router, you need the following parts and tools:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
  • A replacement PIM or cover panel
  • An antistatic bag or antistatic mat

Caution: Make sure that you do not leave the PIM slot in the front of the chassis empty for a long time while the router is operational. Once you remove the PIM, either replace it promptly or install a cover panel over the empty slot.

To remove a PIM from a PIM slot in a vEdge 2000 router:

  1. Using a number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver, loosen the captive screws.
  2. Pull the PIM halfway out by holding on to the captive thumb screws.
  3. Hold the front edge of the PIM with both hands and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  4. Place the PIM in an antistatic bag or on an antistatic mat.

Figure 3: Removing a PIM from a vEdge 2000 Router

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Remove a Transceiver from a vEdge 2000 Router

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.

Note: It is recommended that you purchase the optical transceivers and optical connectors for your vEdge routers from Viptela.

To remove any type of transceiver from a vEdge 2000 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 from a vEdge router:

  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 a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

Figure 4: Removing a Transceiver from a vEdge 2000 Router

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