Inserting and Removing Firepower 8000 Series
The Firepower 8000 Series devices use network modules (NetMods) that contain either copper or fiber
sensing interfaces, allowing for modular flexibility in your deployment. The devices can be shipped fully
assembled or you can install the modules. You may also need to replace or change a module.
Use the procedures in this section to insert a new NetMod or to remove or replace a preinstalled NetMod.
You cannot hot-swap NetMods. You must power down and unplug both power cords from the appliance
before inserting or removing modules.
When replacing NetMods on a stacked configuration, complete all procedures on the secondary units
first, then perform any replacements on the primary unit.
About Firepower 8000 Series Modules
For a new appliance, assemble your device before installing the Firepower System. See the assembly
instructions included with your NetMods.
Replacing a NetMod can alter the configuration of a fully configured Korean-certified (KCC mark)
Firepower device. For more information, see the original configuration documentation for your
appliance and the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for FirePOWER and FireSIGHT
Identify the Module Parts
The sensing interfaces for the Firepower 8000 Series appliances can be delivered with copper or fiber
interfaces, and can have configurable bypass sensing interfaces or non-bypass sensing interfaces. All
NetMods contain the same parts, regardless of sensing interface, speed, or size of the module.
A P P E N D I X
Firepower 8000 Series Hardware Installation Guide