Product Documentation

Installing and Removing 1G SFP Transceivers

Aug 09, 2017
A Small Form-Factor Pluggable (SFP) is a compact transceiver that can operate at speeds of up to 1 gigabit per second and is available in both copper and fiber types. Inserting a 1G SFP copper transceiver converts the 1G SFP port to a 1000BASE-T port. Inserting a 1G SFP fiber transceiver converts the 1G SFP port to a 1000BASE-X port. Auto-negotiation is enabled by default on the 1G SFP port into which you insert your 1G SFP transceiver. As soon as a link between the port and the network is established, the speed and mode are matched on both ends of the cable.
 

Note

Some SD-WAN Standard Edition appliances do not require SFP transceivers.

Important

SFP transceivers must be ordered separately.  With exception to fiber FTW ports that have integrated transceivers, which are not removable.

To install a 1G SFP transceiver

  1. Remove the 1G SFP transceiver carefully from its box.
    Align the 1G SFP transceiver to the front of the 1G SFP transceiver port on the front panel of the appliance, as shown in the following figure.
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Warning

Do not look directly into fiber optic transceivers or cables. They emit laser beams that can damage your eyes.

2. Hold the 1G SFP transceiver between your thumb and index finger and insert it into the 1G SFP transceiver port, pressing it in until you hear the transceiver snap into place.

3. Lock the transceiver.

4. Verify that the LED is green and blinks twice, which indicates that the transceiver is functioning correctly.

5. If you are using a fiber 1G SFP transceiver, do not remove the dust caps attached to the transceiver and the cable until you are ready to insert the cable.

To remove a 1G SFP transceiver

  1. Disconnect the cable from the 1G SFP transceiver. If you are using a fiber optic cable, replace the dust cap on the cable before putting it away.
    Danger: Do not look directly into fiber optic transceivers or cables. They emit laser beams that can damage your eyes.
  2. Unlock the 1G SFP transceiver.
  3. Hold the 1G SFP transceiver between your thumb and index finger and slowly pull it out of the port.
  4. If you are removing a fiber 1G SFP transceiver, replace the dust cap before putting it away.
  5. Put the 1G SFP transceiver into its original box or another appropriate container.

Warning

Insert 1G SFP transceivers into the 1G SFP ports on the front panel of the appliance. Frequent installation and removal of transceivers shortens their life span. Follow the removal procedure carefully to avoid damaging the 1G SFP transceiver or the appliance.

Do not install the transceivers with the cables attached. Doing so can damage the cable, the connector, or the optical interface of the transceiver.