Fibre Channel Transceiver
This document details procedures for replacing a failed
Small Form-factor Pluggable (SFP) Fibre Channel
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Second edition: November 2009
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Observe the following:
Transceivers that have been dropped may be damaged.
Problems resulting from a dropped transceiver include intermit-
tent errors and no port link. Mishandling fiber-optic cables
can degrade performance. Do not fold, pinch, or step on fiber-
optic cables. Do not bend fiber-optic cables tighter than a 2-
Parts can be damaged by electrostatic discharge; use proper
anti-static protection. Keep parts in electrostatic containers
until needed and ensure you are properly grounded when
touching static-sensitive components.
Verifying transceiver failure
Transceivers are part of the data path that includes multiple components,
such as the transceiver, a cable, another transceiver, and an HBA (host
bus adapter). When a fault is reported, it can be caused by any
component of the data path. To identify the location of the fault, check
the Link Status and Activity LEDs on the array controller and the server.
Check the cable path for kinks, crimping, or other issues. For detailed
LED information, see the user documents for the components.
Removing the failed transceiver
Disconnect the fiber-optic cable.
Depending on the transceiver model, rotate down or lift up the small
handle on the transceiver and gently pull on the handle to remove
the transceiver from the slot.