Veritas Appliance Safety and Maintenance Guide

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Platform: Veritas 3340,Veritas 5340,Veritas 5230,Veritas 5150,Veritas 5240,Veritas 5250,Veritas 5350


When you install and maintain equipment, observe standard laser safety precautions to prevent personal injury or device damage.

The laser that is emitted by the optical interface board is an invisible infrared ray. This laser can cause permanent damage to eyes.

During device maintenance, direct eye exposure to the laser light must be avoided.

To prevent device damage when you operate the device, take the following precautions:

  • Cap any unused optical interfaces and the optical connectors of unused tail fibers.

  • Use caps when you remove the optical tail fiber that connects to an optical port that is in use. Cover the optical port on the device and the optical connector of the tail fiber with dust-proof caps.

  • Use an attenuator when you perform a hardware loopback test on the optical connector with the tail optical fiber. The attenuator protects the optical transceiver from the received optical power.

  • Disconnect the optical tail fiber between the peer device and the local device when you use the Optical Time Domain Effect Reflectometer (OTDR). Disconnecting the fiber protects the optical transceiver from the optical power source.

  • Do not remove or insert the optical transceiver that connects to the optical fiber without proper safety procedures.

    See Optical fibers.