Installing the GL Modules
Installing or Removing the mini-GBICs
You can install or remove the mini-GBIC from the mini-GBIC GL Module
without having to power off the switch. Use only HP Procurve mini-GBICs.
C a u t i o n
The HP Procurve mini-GBICs are Class 1 laser devices. Avoid direct eye
exposure to the beam coming from the transmit port.
Installing the mini-GBICs:
Hold the mini-GBIC by its sides and gently insert it into any of the slots in the
module until the mini-GBIC clicks into place.
Removing the mini-GBICs:
You should disconnect the network cable from the mini-GBIC before removing
it from the module.
Depending on when you purchased your HP Procurve mini-GBICs, it may have
either of three different release mechanisms: a plastic tab on the bottom of
the mini-GBIC, a wire bail, or a plastic collar around the mini-GBIC.
To remove the mini-GBICs that have the plastic tab or plastic collar, push the
plastic tab or collar toward the switch until you see the mini-GBIC release
from the switch (you can see it move outward slightly), and then pull it from
To remove the mini-GBICs that have the wire bail, lower the bail until it is
approximately horizontal, and then using the bail, pull the mini-GBIC from the