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Aruba 8325-48Y8C middle row

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  • 1.  Aruba 8325-48Y8C middle row

    Posted Jun 01, 2023 11:08 AM

    Hi everyone,

    I'm facing a small problem with the Aruba 8325-48Y8C . Cause it has 3 rows of  sfp ports, the midlle row is very hard / impossible to access without unplugging the bottom row.
    In my scenario I am renewing big parts of this network, and multiple locations are only haveing one fiber cable (Singlemode) so I just can't unpluged them within working hours.

    Does someone also noticed this issue? Is there some kind of tool for accessing the middle row without removing the bottem one?


  • 2.  RE: Aruba 8325-48Y8C middle row

    Posted Jun 01, 2023 11:14 AM

    I don't have an 8325 but I have been in situations where LC connectors or SFP's have been other in situations where my fat fingers can't get to them.  I bought a special pliers that's designed for LC insertion and extraction and it has a hook on one side which also works to grab the lever on an SFP.  It's not always easy but I've always been able to make it work. The exact tool I have is a Ripley Miller 80860 which is available from a number of different retailers.   YMMV.