Remove an active Fail-Open module from the chassis

Before you begin

You must make sure the Fail-Open module is fully powered off before you attempt to remove it from the chassis.

Note: McAfee recommends you to power off the Fail-Open module before removing it from its slot. The module can be individually powered down by pressing the corresponding M1 or M2 or M3 button for at least 4 seconds. If you replace a module with the same type, the replaced module will be active after inserting the module and does not require reboot of the system.

Follow the steps in this section to power off and remove the Fail-Open module.


  1. Power off the Fail-Open module using the web interface or CLI command prompt.
  2. When the Fail-Open module is powered off, remove the captive screws and slide it out of the chassis.