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3810m Flex Module

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  • 1.  3810m Flex Module

    Posted Oct 27, 2021 11:13 AM

    Is it safe/correct procedure to install a flex module in a 3810m switch while it is powered on?  Or must it be powered off?

    I have a 4-port 10Gbps flex-module that I need to install in a 3810m, but not sure if I must power off first.


  • 2.  RE: 3810m Flex Module

    Posted Oct 27, 2021 11:25 AM

    Hi @cobis !

    Here is the correct replacement procedure - https://support.hpe.com/hpesc/public/docDisplay?docId=a00026837en_us&docLocale=en_US

    It says "The 3810M Flex Port Module is not hot swappable" so the switch must be powered off. Also, the module installation procedure https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/hardware/switches/3810/IGSG/3810_igsg.pdf , page 40 lists explicitly  as last step "Power on the switch and make sure the module passes its self test" which normally is not the case with hot-pluggable and hot-swappable modules.