Replacing a Versatile Interface Module, Solid-state Drive, or Clock Module in an X460-G2 Series or X465 Series Switch

Before you begin

This section describes how to replace versatile interface modules (VIMs) or a clock module in the rear slot of an X460-G2 switch, or VIM5 in the front and SSD in the rear slot of an X465 switch.

Note

Note

Clock module ports are output ports; clock module ports are not to be used as input ports.

You need the following tools and materials to install a VIM or clock module:

  • ESD-preventive wrist strap
  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
    Caution

    Caution

    VIMs, SSDs, and clock modules are not hot-swappable. Disconnect power to the switch before removing an installed VIM, SSD, or clock module or installing a new one.

About this task

The replacement procedure is the same for all X460-G2 VIMs and clock modules, and all X465 VIM5s and SSDs, with the exception that the VIMs and SSDs use slotted retaining screws and the clock module uses Phillips retaining screws.

To replace a VIM, SSD, or clock module:

Procedure

  1. Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap to your wrist and connect the metal end to an appropriate ground point on the rack.
  2. Disconnect the switch power.
  3. Remove the existing VIM, SSD, or clock module:
    1. Remove the retaining screws holding the existing module in place.
    2. Save the retaining screws to secure the new module in the switch.
    3. Pull the old module out of the module slot.
  4. Remove the new VIM, SSD, or clock module from its anti-static packaging.
  5. Install the VIM, SSD, or clock module in the switch:
    1. Carefully slide the module into the switch.
    2. Insert and tighten the retaining screws you removed in step 3. The clock module uses Phillips screws and the VIM and SSD modules use slotted screws.
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      Tighten Screws on the Inserted VIM5 Module
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      Tighten Screws on the Inserted SSD Module
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      Tighten Screws on the Inserted Clock Module
      1= retaining screw locations