Install Optional Components

After the switch is secured to the rack, install optional components.

ExtremeSwitching switches support the use of pluggable transceivers and cables in the SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP28 formats.

For a list of the optical components supported with ExtremeSwitching devices, see the Extreme Optics website.

Pluggable Transceiver Modules

Extreme Networks offers several optical transceiver modules for transmitting and receiving data over optical fiber rather than through electrical wires.



A small flat-blade screwdriver can be used to free an obstructed bale clasp on an optical module.

Optical Cables

Direct-attach copper and fiber cables provide connections between populated SFP+, SFP28, QSFP+, and QSFP28 ports.