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Hardware Installation and Maintenance Guide

CloudEngine 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800

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Installing a Card

Installing a Card


Only the CE8860, CE8861, and CE8868 support pluggable cards. An applicable card can be installed in any slot of the switch.

This section uses a CE8860 switch as an example to describe the procedure of installing a card. The CE8861 and CE8868 chassis have the same way as the CE8860 chassis.

  • Install filler panels in vacant slots. A switch is delivered with filler panels in slots 2 to 4. Slot 1 that has no filler panel is preferred for card installation.
  • When installing a card, slowly push it into the slot. If you feel resistance or find the card inclined, pull the card out and push it into the slot again. Do not push the card with force; otherwise, the connectors on the card and backplane may be damaged.
  • All cards are hot swappable.

Tools and Accessories

  • ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves


  1. Wear an ESD wrist strap or ESD gloves. When wearing an ESD wrist strap, ensure that the ESD wrist strap is grounded and in close contact with your wrist.
  2. Remove the filler panel from the slot where the card needs to be installed. Keep the filler panel for later use.
    1. Press the two green locking clips in the middle of the filler panel to eject the ejector levers.
    2. Turn the ejector levers outward and slowly pull the filler panel out.

  3. Install the card in the slot.
    1. Press the two green locking clips in the middle of the card to eject the ejector levers.
    2. Slowly push the card into the slot, and then turn the ejector levers inward to lock the card in the slot. When the card is completely seated in the slot, the ejector levers will buckle with the locking clips.

    1. Turn the ejector levers of the card 45 degrees outward, and slowly push the card into the slot horizontally until it cannot move forward.
    2. Turn the ejector levers inward and push them, until they cannot move forward.
    3. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the captive screws on the card.

Updated: 2020-01-08

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