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This guide demonstrates how to replace a Wedge switch system. == Acronyms and Terms == * AC - Alternating Current * DAC - Direct-Attach copper * DC - Direct Current * PSU - Power Supply Unit * QSFP - Quad Small Form-factor Pluggable; a type of hot-pluggable data communications transceiver.

  1. Grasp the AC power supply cable, as shown. Disconnect the AC power supply cables from the Wedge.
    • Grasp the AC power supply cable, as shown.

    • Disconnect the AC power supply cables from the Wedge.

  2. Disconnect cables connected to the console server. Disconnect the cable connected to the management network interface. Label the cables with their respective port connections.
    • Disconnect cables connected to the console server.

    • Disconnect the cable connected to the management network interface.

    • Label the cables with their respective port connections.

  3. Disconnect the QSFP uplink cables. Label the cables with their respective port connections. Label the cables with their respective port connections.
    • Disconnect the QSFP uplink cables.

    • Label the cables with their respective port connections.

  4. Disconnect the QSFP cables and direct-attach copper (DAC) breakout cables. Label the cables with their respective port connections. Label the cables with their respective port connections.
    • Disconnect the QSFP cables and direct-attach copper (DAC) breakout cables.

    • Label the cables with their respective port connections.

  5. Loosen the two thumbscrews located on each side side of the switch. A Phillips #2 screwdriver may be necessary if the this is the first time the Wedge has been serviced. A Phillips #2 screwdriver may be necessary if the this is the first time the Wedge has been serviced.
    • Loosen the two thumbscrews located on each side side of the switch.

    • A Phillips #2 screwdriver may be necessary if the this is the first time the Wedge has been serviced.

  6. Grasp the Wedge, as shown. Pull the Wedge forward. Once the sticker is visible (as shown), use your hand to support the Wedge weight.
    • Grasp the Wedge, as shown.

    • Pull the Wedge forward.

    • Once the sticker is visible (as shown), use your hand to support the Wedge weight.

    • Be prepared to counter the weight of the Wedge switch.

    • Continue sliding the Wedge out from the rack.

  7. The Wedge mounting brackets are placed about 51mm (fifty one millimeters) back from the front of the switch to provide clearance during power supply unit (PSU) removal. Check the bracket location prior to installation.
    • The Wedge mounting brackets are placed about 51mm (fifty one millimeters) back from the front of the switch to provide clearance during power supply unit (PSU) removal.

    • Check the bracket location prior to installation.

  8. Push the Wedge switch into the rack.
    • Push the Wedge switch into the rack.

    • Tighten (2) thumbscrews located on each side of the switch.

  9. Connect the QSFP cables and direct-attach copper (DAC) breakout cables to the switch.
    • Connect the QSFP cables and direct-attach copper (DAC) breakout cables to the switch.

  10. Connect the QSFP uplink cables.
    • Connect the QSFP uplink cables.

  11. Connect the cable connected to the management network interface.
    • Connect the cable connected to the management network interface.

    • Connect the console server cable.

  12. Connect the Wedge power cables.
    • Connect the Wedge power cables.

Conclusion

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