Installing or Removing a mini-GBIC or SFP transceiver
You can install or remove a mini-GBIC or SFP transceiver from the mini-GBIC
zl Module without having to power off the switch. Use only HP mini-GBICs or
The HP mini-GBICs and SFPs are Class 1 laser devices. Avoid direct
eye exposure to the beam coming from the transmit port.
Use only supported genuine HP mini-GBICs or SFP transceivers with your
switch. Non-HP mini-GBICs or SFP transceivers are not supported, and their
use may result in product malfunction. Should you require additional HP mini-
GBICs or SFP transceivers, contact your HP networking Sales and Service
Office or authorized dealer.
Installing the mini-GBICs or SFP transceivers:
Hold the transceiver by its sides and gently insert it into any of the slots in the
module until it clicks into place.
Figure 8. Example: Mini-GBIC or SFP transceiver being installed
Removing the mini-GBICs or SFP transceivers:
Disconnect the network cable from the transceiver before removing it from
the module. Depending on when you purchased your transceiver, it may have
either of three different release mechanisms: a plastic tab on the bottom, a
wire bail, or a plastic collar.
To remove the transceivers that have the plastic tab or plastic collar, push in
the plastic tab or collar toward the switch until you see the transceiver release
from the switch (you can see it move outward slightly), and then pull it from
To remove the transceivers that have the wire bail, lower the bail until it is
approximately horizontal, then using the bail, pull the transceiver from the
Installing the Modules