Platform Guide VIPRION 4400 Series

Platform Guide  VIPRION 4400 Series
Platform Guide: VIPRION® 4400 Series
MAN-0311-07
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
Legal Notices..............................................................................................................................7
Legal Notices.....................................................................................................................7
®
The VIPRION 4400 Series Platform..........................................................................................9
About the platform..............................................................................................................9
About the chassis...............................................................................................................9
About the blades..............................................................................................................11
LCD panel........................................................................................................................13
About LCD menus.................................................................................................13
Using the LCD panel.............................................................................................14
Indicator LEDs.................................................................................................................15
Indicator LED actions............................................................................................15
Chassis standard operating states........................................................................15
Front bezel indicator LEDs....................................................................................15
Blade standard operating states............................................................................16
Blade LED status conditions.................................................................................16
Blade indicator LEDs.............................................................................................16
LED alert conditions..............................................................................................16
Defining custom alerts...........................................................................................17
Platform interfaces...........................................................................................................17
About blade interfaces...........................................................................................18
About 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces...........................................................................18
About managing interfaces....................................................................................20
Network interface LED behavior............................................................................22
Transceiver module specifications.........................................................................24
Cable pinout specifications....................................................................................24
Platform Installation.................................................................................................................27
About installing the platform.............................................................................................27
About general recommendations for rack mounting.........................................................27
Hardware included with the VIPRION 4400 Series AC chassis.......................................27
Hardware included with the VIPRION 4400 Series DC chassis.......................................28
Additional equipment for installing the VIPRION 4400 Series DC chassis......................28
Hardware included with blades........................................................................................29
Peripheral hardware requirements...................................................................................29
About installing the chassis..............................................................................................30
Installing the rack mount brackets.........................................................................30
Installing the handle kit..........................................................................................31
Installing the chassis into a rack............................................................................32
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Attaching the front bezel........................................................................................33
About installing blades.....................................................................................................34
Removing a blank..................................................................................................35
Removing a blade.................................................................................................35
Installing a blade...................................................................................................36
Blade compatibility................................................................................................38
About powering the VIPRION 4400 Series AC platform..................................................39
Powering the AC platform......................................................................................39
About powering the VIPRION 4400 Series DC platform..................................................40
Additional equipment for powering the DC platform..............................................40
About grounding the chassis.................................................................................41
About connecting the DC power source................................................................42
Connecting the cables and other hardware.....................................................................43
About cluster management..............................................................................................44
Configuring the cluster IP address from the LCD..................................................44
Configuring the cluster IP address using the config utility.....................................46
Configuring the cluster IP address using tmsh......................................................46
Licensing the platform......................................................................................................46
Verifying blade availability................................................................................................47
Platform Maintenance...............................................................................................................49
About maintaining the platform........................................................................................49
About AC power supplies.................................................................................................49
Installing an AC power supply...............................................................................50
About DC power supplies.................................................................................................50
Installing a DC power supply.................................................................................52
About the fan tray.............................................................................................................52
Replacing the fan tray............................................................................................53
About the storage drives..................................................................................................54
Replacing a storage drive assembly on a B4300 blade........................................54
About the front bezel (with LCD component)...................................................................55
Replacing the front bezel.......................................................................................55
Environmental Guidelines........................................................................................................57
General environmental guidelines....................................................................................57
Guidelines for the AC-powered platform..........................................................................58
Guidelines for the DC-powered platform..........................................................................58
NEBS platform guidelines................................................................................................59
Platform airflow diagram..................................................................................................59
Platform Specifications............................................................................................................61
General specifications for system features......................................................................61
Blade hardware specifications.........................................................................................61
Chassis hardware specifications......................................................................................62
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Chassis environmental operating specifications..............................................................63
About AC power requirements.........................................................................................63
About AC power cables.........................................................................................63
AC power redundancy provisioning.......................................................................63
AC platform power consumption (low-line input)...................................................64
AC platform power consumption (high-line input)..................................................64
DC power requirements...................................................................................................65
DC power redundancy provisioning......................................................................65
DC platform power consumption...........................................................................66
NEBS-compliant VIPRION system configurations...........................................................66
Safety requirements.........................................................................................................67
EMC requirements...........................................................................................................67
Acoustic, airflow, and altitude specifications....................................................................68
China RoHS Requirements......................................................................................................71
Hazardous substance levels for China.............................................................................71
Repackaging Guidelines..........................................................................................................75
About repackaging the platform.......................................................................................75
Repackaging the chassis.................................................................................................75
Repackaging a blade.......................................................................................................78
Returned Material Data Security Statement...........................................................................83
About returned material data security..............................................................................83
About memory technologies used in F5 equipment.........................................................83
Volatile memory.....................................................................................................83
Battery-backed volatile memory............................................................................83
Non-volatile memory.............................................................................................83
About removing data from F5 components......................................................................84
Removing sensitive data from storage drives........................................................84
Removing IP address data from Always-On Management....................................85
Removing sensitive data from an internal hardware security module (HSM)........85
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Legal Notices
Legal Notices
Publication Date
This document was published on September 8, 2015.
Publication Number
MAN-0311-07
Copyright
Copyright © 2015, F5 Networks, Inc. All rights reserved.
F5 Networks, Inc. (F5) believes the information it furnishes to be accurate and reliable. However, F5 assumes
no responsibility for the use of this information, nor any infringement of patents or other rights of third
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licenses. F5 reserves the right to change specifications at any time without notice.
Trademarks
AAM, Access Policy Manager, Advanced Client Authentication, Advanced Firewall Manager, Advanced
Routing, AFM, APM, Application Acceleration Manager, Application Security Manager, AskF5, ASM,
BIG-IP, BIG-IP EDGE GATEWAY, BIG-IQ, Cloud Extender, Cloud Manager, CloudFucious, Clustered
Multiprocessing, CMP, COHESION, Data Manager, DDoS Frontline, DDoS SWAT, Defense.Net, defense.net
[DESIGN], DevCentral, DevCentral [DESIGN], DNS Express, DSC, DSI, Edge Client, Edge Gateway,
Edge Mobile, Edge Mobility, Edge Portal, ELEVATE, EM, ENGAGE, Enterprise Manager, F5, F5
[DESIGN], F5 Agility, F5 Certified [DESIGN], F5 Networks, F5 SalesXchange [DESIGN], F5 Synthesis,
f5 Synthesis, F5 Synthesis [DESIGN], F5 TechXchange [DESIGN], Fast Application Proxy, Fast Cache,
FCINCO, Global Traffic Manager, GTM, GUARDIAN, iApps, IBR, iCall, iControl, iHealth, Intelligent
Browser Referencing, Intelligent Compression, IPv6 Gateway, iQuery, iRules, iRules OnDemand, iSession,
L7 Rate Shaping, LC, Link Controller, LineRate, LineRate Point, LineRate Precision, LineRate Systems
[DESIGN], Local Traffic Manager, LROS, LTM, Message Security Manager, MobileSafe, MSM,
OneConnect, Packet Velocity, PEM, Policy Enforcement Manager, Protocol Security Manager, PSM, Ready
Defense, Real Traffic Policy Builder, SalesXchange, ScaleN, SDAS (except in Japan), SDC, Signalling
Delivery Controller, Solutions for an application world, Software Designed Application Services, Silverline,
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Legal Notices
Export Regulation Notice
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RF Interference Warning
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
FCC Compliance
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant
to Part 15 of FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This unit generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area
is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user, at his own expense, will be required to take
whatever measures may be required to correct the interference.
Any modifications to this device, unless expressly approved by the manufacturer, can void the user's authority
to operate this equipment under part 15 of the FCC rules.
Canadian Regulatory Compliance
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Standards Compliance
This product conforms to the IEC, European Union, ANSI/UL and Canadian CSA standards applicable to
Information Technology products at the time of manufacture.
VCCI Class A Compliance
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment, this product may cause radio interference, in which
case the user may be required to take corrective actions. VCCI-A
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The VIPRION® 4400 Series Platform
About the platform
The VIPRION® 4400 Series system provides you with the flexibility and feature-rich capabilities of F5®
products on a powerful and highly-extensible hardware platform. With this platform, you install and configure
multiple F5 products using hot-swappable blades. This provides you with the ability to add, remove, or
change the platform's configuration to best fit your network. Many components are available for you to add,
remove, or change including the blades, power supplies, fan tray, LCD panel, and more. This configuration
allows for an extremely robust and flexible system that can manage large amounts of application traffic,
and remain operational even if one of its components goes offline.
VIPRION platforms include two types of components: blades, which provide the hardware and software
needed to manage network traffic, and a chassis, which houses the blades.
Important: The chassis and blades are shipped in separate boxes. The blades are not designed to be shipped
inside a chassis.
Although the VIPRION 4400 Series platform is highly extensible and designed to be easy to implement,
familiarity with the platform components can help ensure that you install and integrate the platform
successfully and effectively.
About the chassis
The chassis is the housing unit that contains all of the components necessary for the VIPRION® 4400 Series
platform to operate effectively.
The VIPRION 4400 Series includes two chassis models: the VIPRION C4400 and the VIPRION C4480.
The two chassis models appear identical, with the exception of the model number on the front. The VIPRION
C4480 is designed to support higher bandwidth blades, such as the B4300 Series blade.
The VIPRION C4400 and C4480 chassis and B4100, B4200, and B4300 Series blades are available in
DC-powered Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) compliant versions. For a system to be completely
NEBS-compliant, you must use a NEBS-compliant chassis and blades.
The VIPRION® 4400 Series Platform
1. Indicator LEDs (system and power status)
2. LCD display
3. LCD control buttons
Figure 1: Front view of a VIPRION C4400 chassis with four blades and front bezel (with LCD panel)
attached
1. Indicator LEDs (system and power status)
2. LCD display
3. LCD control buttons
Figure 2: Front view of a VIPRION C4480 chassis with four blades and front bezel (with LCD panel)
attached
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The back of the AC-powered chassis includes four AC power receptacles.
Figure 3: Back view of the AC chassis
The back of the DC-powered chassis includes two DC power block terminals.
Figure 4: Back view of the DC chassis
About the blades
A blade is the primary component that handles the traffic management within the VIPRION® platform. You
can install up to four blades in a VIPRION 4400 Series chassis. These blades comprise a group, known as
a cluster. The chassis includes blanks in the slots where blades are not installed.
Blanks must be installed in all unused slots, as they help ensure proper airflow within the chassis and EMI
compliance of the unit.
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You can use B4100, B4200, or B4300 Series blades in a VIPRION 4400 Series chassis. You can use only
B4200 and B4300 Series blades in the VIPRION 4480 chassis. For optimum performance, you should use
B4300 Series blades only in a VIPRION 4480 chassis.
Note: You should not mix B4300 blades with other blade types in a chassis.
Figure 5: Front view of the B4100 Series blade
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Compression screw
Blade indicator LEDs
Management port
USB ports (2)
Console port
Serial (hard-wired) failover port
XFP ports (2)
10/100/1000 interfaces (8)
SFP ports (12)
Figure 6: Front view of the B4200 Series blade
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Compression screw
Blade indicator LEDs
Management port
USB ports (2)
Console port
Serial (hard-wired) failover port
10/100/1000 interfaces (4)
SFP+ ports (8)
Figure 7: Front view of a B4300 Series blade
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
12
Compression screw
Blade indicator LEDs
Management port
USB ports (2)
Console port
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6.
7.
8.
9.
Serial (hard-wired) failover port
SFP+ ports (8)
40GbE QSFP+ fiber ports (2)
Interface indicator LEDs
LCD panel
The LCD panel provides the ability to manage the unit without attaching a console or network cable.
Figure 8: The LCD panel and control buttons
About LCD menus
There are three menus on the LCD panel. You can configure the display options to meet your needs.
Options menu
You can use the Options menu to adjust the display properties of the LCD panel.
Option
Description
Backlight
Specifies an LCD screen backlighting option. Select from these options:
•
•
•
ON enables the backlight.
GRAY enables the software to specify when the backlight is illuminated.
OFF disables the backlight.
Contrast
Sets the contrast of the LCD.
On Brightness
Adjusts LCD backlight brightness.
Off Brightness
Controls the brightness of the LCD when the backlight is off.
Screens menu
You can use the Screens menu to specify the information that is displayed on the default screens.
Option
Description
DateScreen
Displays the date and time.
InfoScreen
Displays the information screen menu.
VersionScreen
Displays product version information.
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System menu
You can use the System menu to configure the management interface on both clusters and blades. This
menu also provides various options for the hardware.
Option
Description
Cluster
Configures the cluster IP address, netmask, Cluster Mgmt
and default gateway for managing the
Select from these suboptions:
cluster.
• Cluster IP sets the cluster IP address.
• Cluster IP Mask sets the netmask.
• Gateway sets the default gateway for
managing the cluster.
• Commit saves your changes.
Configures the management IP addresses
of the blades within the cluster.
Suboptions
Cluster Mbrs
Select from these suboptions:
•
Blade [1-] Mgmt
•
•
Blade Mgmt IP sets the management IP
address of the selected blade within the
cluster.
Commit saves your changes.
Using the LCD panel
Put the LCD panel into Menu mode to manage the platform using the LCD menus and control buttons.
Press the X button to activate Menu mode for the LCD.
The Left Arrow, Right Arrow, Up Arrow, and Down Arrow buttons are functional only when the LCD
is in Menu mode.
Pausing on a screen
Normally, the screens cycle on the LCD panel at a constant rate, but you can pause on a specific screen.
Push the Check button to switch the LCD screen between Hold and Rotate modes.
In Hold mode, a single screen is displayed. The Rotate mode changes the screen that is displayed on the
LCD screen every four seconds.
Clearing alerts
Use the LCD control buttons to clear alerts from the LCD screen.
Press the Check button to clear any alerts on the LCD screen.
You must clear any alerts on the screen before you can use the LCD panel.
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Indicator LEDs
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform includes indicator LEDs in two locations: on the LCD panel and on
the individual blades. On the LCD panel, the LEDs provide information about platform power, blade alarms,
and status.
On the blades, the LEDs indicate whether the blade is a primary or secondary blade, and show alarm and
blade status. The Alarm LED status for blades is also displayed in the corresponding LED on the LCD
panel.
Indicator LED actions
The behavior of the LEDs indicate system or component status.
Action
Description
Off (none)
LED is not lit and does not display any color.
Solid
LED is lit and does not blink.
Blinking
LED turns on and off at a regular frequency.
Intermittent
LED turns on and off with an irregular frequency and might appear solid.
Chassis standard operating states
The chassis LEDs indicate the operating state of a chassis.
System state
Status LED
Alarm LED
Primary
Green solid
Off/None
Secondary
Green solid
Off/None
Powered off
Off/None
Off/None
Front bezel indicator LEDs
The front bezel LEDs indicate the overall operating status of the chassis.
LED
Status
Power
Indicates that a power supply is present and operational (green), present but
non-functioning (yellow), or does not have a power supply connected (off). The chassis
front bezel has one LED per power supply. There are eight power supply LEDs; however,
only the first four are functional in the four-slot chassis. The chassis front bezel has four
power supply LEDs: one LED per supply.
Status
Indicates the overall state of the chassis: functional (green) or experiencing errors
(yellow).
Alarm
Indicates both blade and chassis alarms. If a blade indicates an alarm condition, the
chassis Alarm LED mirrors that state. In situations where more than one blade is
generating an alarm, the chassis Alarm LED displays the most severe alarm status.
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Blade standard operating states
The blade LEDs indicate the operating state of a blade.
Note: On power up, the Status LED of each blade turns yellow. When the BIG-IP® software boots
successfully, the Status LED changes to green.
System state
Primary LED
Secondary LED
Status LED
Alarm LED
Active mode
Off/None
Off/None
Green solid
Off/None
Powered off
Off/None
Off/None
Off/None
Off/None
Blade LED status conditions
The blade LEDs indicate specific operating conditions, such as when a blade is shut down, reset, or not
properly seated.
Blade state
Primary LED
Secondary LED Status LED
Alarm LED
User-initiated blade
power down
Green blinking
(with traffic)
Green blinking
(with traffic)
Green blinking
(with traffic)
Off/None
Blade shut down due to
thermal overtemp limit
Yellow blinking
(with traffic)
Yellow blinking
(with traffic)
Yellow blinking
(with traffic)
Red solid
Blade not seated properly Yellow blinking
(with traffic)
Yellow blinking
(with traffic)
Yellow solid
Red solid
Blade indicator LEDs
The blade LEDs indicate whether the blade is a primary or secondary blade, and show alarm and blade
status.
LED
Status
Status
Indicates the state of the system: Active/Standalone (green) or Standby (yellow).
Alarm
Indicates a non-specific alert level. Use SNMP traps, system logs, or the LCD display for
more information.
Primary
Indicates that the blade is a primary blade for a cluster.
Secondary
Indicates that the blade is a secondary blade for a cluster.
LED alert conditions
The Alarm LED indicates when there is an alert condition on the system.
Note: The Alarm LED might continue to display until alerts are cleared using the LCD panel.
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Action
Description
System situation
Alarm LED behavior
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Action
Description
Emergency
Red blinking (with traffic)
Alert or Critical
Red solid
Error
Yellow blinking (with traffic)
Warning
Yellow solid
Defining custom alerts
The /etc/alertd/alert.conf and the /config/user_alert.conf files on the VIPRION® system
define alerts that cause the indicators to change. The /etc/alertd/alert.conf file defines standard
system alerts, and the /config/user_alert.conf file defines custom settings. You should edit only the
/config/user_alert.conf file.
1. Open a command prompt on the system.
2. Change to the /config directory.
cd /config
3. Using a text editor, such as vi or Pico, open the /config/user_alert.conf file.
4. Add these lines to the end of the file:
alert BIGIP_MCPD_MCPDERR_POOL_MEMBER_MON_DOWN "Pool member (.*?):(.*?) monitor
status down."
{
snmptrap OID=".1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.4.0.10";
lcdwarn description="Node down" priority="1"
}
alert BIGIP_MCPD_MCPDERR_NODE_ADDRESS_MON_DOWN "Node (.*?) monitor status
down." {
snmptrap OID=".1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.4.0.12";
lcdwarn description="Node address down" priority="1"
}
alert BIGIP_MCPD_MCPDERR_POOL_MEMBER_MON_UP "Pool member (.*?):(.*?) monitor
status up."
{
snmptrap OID=".1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.4.0.11"
}
alert BIGIP_MCPD_MCPDERR_NODE_ADDRESS_MON_UP "Node (.*?) monitor status up."
{
snmptrap OID=".1.3.6.1.4.1.3375.2.4.0.13"
}
5. Save the file and exit the text editor.
The front panel LEDs now indicate when a node is down.
Platform interfaces
Every platform includes multiple interfaces. The exact number of interfaces that are on the system depends
on the platform type.
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Each interface on the platform has a set of properties that you can configure, such as enabling or disabling
the interface, setting the requested media type and duplex mode, and configuring flow control.
About blade interfaces
B4100 and B4200 Series blades
The B4100 and B4200 Series blades have SFP connector optic interfaces, RJ45 10/100/1000 copper interfaces,
and 10GbE XFP or 10GbE SFP+ optic interfaces that are connected internally. Each set of interfaces is
numbered from x.1 through x.n, with each group of media types designated by a different prefix. It is
important to note some facts about these interfaces:
•
•
•
•
The RJ45 connectors can each support 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet speed, except where otherwise noted.
The SFP connectors can each support 1000 Mbit speed with a 1GbE optic module installed or
10/100/1000Mbit speeds with an F5®-branded copper SFP module.
The XFP connectors can each support 10G speed with an F5-branded XFP optic module installed. Only
B4100 Series blades include XFP interfaces.
The SFP+ connectors can each support 10G speed with an F5-branded SFP+ optic module or 1000 Mbit
speed with an F5-branded optic SFP 1GbE optic module installed.
B4300 Series blades
The B4300 Series blade has eight SFP+ interfaces and two 40GbE QSFP+ fiber interfaces that are connected
internally. The blade supports up to four 40GbE ports (2.1-2.4) that you can use as individual 10GbE ports
or as a 40GbE port, depending on how you bundle the ports.
Figure 9: B4300 Series blade interfaces and LEDs
About 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces
On platforms that include QSFP+ interface ports, you can use the ports as a single 40GbE port or as four
10GbE SFP+ ports.
The first group of ports (1.1-1.4 and 1.5-1.8) defaults to 10GbE. You can bundle them as ports 2.1 and 2.2
using a QSFP+ breakout cable. When bundled, the cable that you use when operating at 40GbE is an
industry-standard OM3 qualified multi-mode fiber optic cable with female MPO/MTP connectors at both
ends. You must provide your own cable for 40GbE operation.
You can also disable the 40GbE bundle and use them as individual 10GbE ports (1.1-1.4, 1.5-1.8, 1.9-1.12,
and 1.13-1.16) using a QSFP+ breakout cable. This cable has a female MPO/MTP connector at one end,
which connects to the QSFP+ port, and four LC duplex connectors at the other end, which connect to SFP+
modules on an upstream switch.
Note: If you are using a breakout cable for 10GbE connectivity, you should use the supported distance as
detailed in the Specifications for fiber QSFP+ modules section of this platform guide and not the
Specifications for fiber SFP+ modules section.
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Figure 10: An example of a QSFP+ breakout cable
You can order these QSFP+ components from F5® Networks:
•
QSFP+ breakout cables (MTP to LC), provided as a pair, in these lengths:
•
•
•
•
1 meter (F5-UPG-QSFP+-1M-2)
3 meter (F5-UPG-QSFP+-3M-2+)
10 meter (F5-UPG-QSFP+-10M-2)
F5-branded 40GbE QSFP+ transceiver modules (F5-UPG-QSFP+)
Note: Only the B4300 blade includes 40GbE QSFP+ interface ports.
Configuring bundling for 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces using tmsh
You can use tmsh to configure bundling for the 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces on the platform. When you disable
bundling, you can use the 40GbE ports as individual 10GbE ports.
1. Open the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh).
tmsh
2. Change to the network module.
net
The command prompt updates with the module name:
user@bigip01(Active)(/Common)(tmos.net)#.
3. Configure bundling for a specific interface, where <interface_key> is 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, or 2.4.
modify interface <interface_key> bundle [enabled | disabled]
Note: When a 2.x port is bundled, the LEDs for the 10GbE ports remain off. When a 2.x port is unbundled,
the 40GbE LEDs remain off.
Configuring bundling for 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces using the Configuration utility
You can use the Configuration utility to configure bundling for the 40GbE QSFP+ interfaces on the platform.
When you disable bundling, you can use the 40GbE ports as individual 10GbE ports.
1. On the Main tab, click Network > Interfaces.
This displays the list of available interfaces.
2. Click an interface name.
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The properties screen for that interface opens.
3. From the Bundled list, select whether to enable or disable bundling.
4. Click Update.
About managing interfaces
You can use tmsh or the Configuration utility to configure platform interfaces.
Viewing the status of a specific interface using tmsh
You can use tmsh to view the status of a specific interface on a platform.
1. Open the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh).
tmsh
2. Change to the network module.
net
The command prompt updates with the module name:
user@bigip01(Active)(/Common)(tmos.net)#.
3. Display the current status of a specific interface.
show interface <interface_key>
This is an example of the output that you might see when you issue this command on interface 1.2:
--------------------------------------------------------Net::Interface
Name Status Bits Bits Errs Errs Drops Drops Colli
In
Out
In
Out
In
Out sions
--------------------------------------------------------1.2
up 191.4K
0
0
0
374
0
0
Viewing the status of all interfaces using tmsh
You can use tmsh to view the status of all interfaces on the platform.
1. Open the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh).
tmsh
2. Change to the network module.
net
The command prompt updates with the module name:
user@bigip01(Active)(/Common)(tmos.net)#.
3. Display the current status of all interfaces.
show interface
This is an example of the output you might see when you issue this command:
-----------------------------------------------------------Net::Interface
Name Status
Bits
Bits Errs Errs Drops Drops Colli
In
Out
In
Out
In
Out sions
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-----------------------------------------------------------1.1
down
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.2
up 191.4K
0
0
0
374
0
0
1.3
down
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1.4
up 22.5K
0
0
0
44
0
0
2.1
miss
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2.2
miss
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Viewing the status of all interfaces using the Configuration utility
You can use the Configuration utility to view the status of all interfaces on the platform.
1. On the Main tab, click Network > Interfaces.
This displays the list of available interfaces.
2. Click Statistics.
The Statistics screen for all interfaces opens.
About interface media type and duplex mode
All interfaces on the system default to auto-negotiate speed and full duplex settings. We recommend that
you also configure any network equipment that you plan to use with the system to auto-negotiate speed and
duplex settings. If you connect the system to network devices with forced speed and duplex settings, you
must force the speed and duplex settings of the system to match the settings of the other network device.
Important: If the system is attempting to auto-negotiate interface settings with an interface that has the
speed and duplex settings forced (that is, auto-negotiation is disabled), you will experience severe
performance degradation. This applies to 10GbE and 40GbE interfaces.
By default, the media type on interfaces is set to automatically detect speed and duplex settings, but you
can specify a media type as well. Use the following syntax to set the media type:
tmsh modify net interface <interface_key> media <media_type> | auto
If the media type does not accept the duplex mode setting, a message appears. If media type is set to auto,
or if the interface does not accept the duplex mode setting, the duplex setting is not saved to the
/config/bigip_base.conf file.
Important: Auto-MDI/MDIX functionality is retained when you manually configure an interface to use
specific speed and duplex settings. You can use either a straight-through cable or a crossover cable when
media settings are forced, and you will be able to successfully link to either DTE or DCE devices.
Valid media types
These media types are valid for the tmsh interface command.
Note: This platform might not support all of the media type options that are available in tmsh.
10BaseT half
100BaseTX full
10BaseT full
1000BaseLX full
10GBaseER full
1000BaseCX full
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10GBaseLR full
1000BaseT half
10GBaseSR full
1000BaseT full
10GBaseT full
1000BaseSX full
10SFP+Cu full
auto
40GBaseSR4 full
none
40GBaseLR4 full
no-phy
100BaseTX half
Viewing valid media types for an interface
You can use tmsh to view the valid media types for an interface.
Note: This platform might not support all of the media type options that are available in tmsh.
1. Open the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh).
tmsh
2. Change to the network module.
net
The command prompt updates with the module name:
user@bigip01(Active)(/Common)(tmos.net)#.
3. Display the valid media types for a specific interface:
show running-config interface <interface_key> media-capabilities
Important: In all Gigabit Ethernet modes, the only valid duplex mode is full duplex.
This is an example of the output that you might see when you issue this command on interface 1.3:
net interface 1.3 {
media-capabilities {
none
auto
10T-FD
10T-HD
100TX-FD
100TX-HD
1000T-FD
1000T-HD
}
}
Network interface LED behavior
The appearance and behavior of the network interface LEDs on the blades indicate network traffic activity,
interface speed, and interface duplexity.
RJ45 copper interface LED behavior
The appearance and behavior of the RJ45 network interface LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface
speed, and interface duplexity.
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Blade type
Link
Speed LED
Activity LED
B4100, B4200
No link
Not lit
Not lit
B4100
10 Mbit/s, half duplex
Yellow blinking (with
traffic)
Yellow (with traffic)
B4100
10 Mbit/s, full duplex
Yellow blinking (with
traffic)
Green (with traffic)
B4100
100 Mbit/s, half duplex
Yellow solid
Yellow (with traffic)
B4100
100 Mbit/s, full duplex
Yellow solid
Green (with traffic)
B4100, B4200
1 Gbit/s, half duplex
Green solid
Yellow (with traffic)
B4100, B4200
1 Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
XFP port LED behavior
The appearance and behavior of the XFP optic interface LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface
speed, and interface duplexity.
Blade type
Link
Speed LED
Activity LED
B4100
No link
Not lit
Not lit
B4100
10Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
SFP port LED behavior
The appearance and behavior of the SFP optic interface LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface
speed, and interface duplexity.
Link
Speed LED
Activity LED
No link
Not lit
Not lit
10 Mbit/s, half duplex
Yellow blinking (with
traffic)
Yellow (with traffic)
10 Mbit/s, full duplex
Yellow blinking (with
traffic)
Green (with traffic)
100 Mbit/s, half duplex
Yellow solid
Yellow (with traffic)
100 Mbit/s, full duplex
Yellow solid
Green (with traffic)
1 Gbit/s, half duplex
Green solid
Yellow (with traffic)
1 Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
SFP+ port LED behavior
The appearance and behavior of the SFP+ optic interface LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface
speed, and interface duplexity.
Note: On the B4300 Series blade, the 40GbE interfaces are lit only when all four 10GbE interfaces contain
transceiver modules and have a link.
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Blade type
Link
Speed LED
Activity LED
B4200
No link
Not lit
Not lit
B4200
10 Mbit/s, half duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
10 Mbit/s, full duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
100 Mbit/s, half duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
100 Mbit/s, full duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
1 Gbit/s, half duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
1 Gbit/s, full duplex
Yellow solid
Green (with traffic)
B4200
10 Gbit/s, half duplex
Not supported
Not supported
B4200
10 Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
B4300
1 Gbit/s, full duplex
Yellow solid
Green (with traffic)
B4300
10 Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
QSFP+ port LEDs behavior
The appearance and behavior of the 40GbE QSFP+ optic interface LEDs indicate network traffic activity,
interface speed, and interface duplexity. There are two sets of LEDs for QSFP+ ports. One set is for operation
in 40GbE, and the other set is for operation in 4 x 10GbE.
Blade type
Link
Speed LED
Activity LED
B4300
No link
Not lit
Not lit
B4300
40 Gbit/s, full duplex
Green solid
Green (with traffic)
Transceiver module specifications
For current specification information for optical transceivers that are supported by this platform, see F5®
Platforms: Accessories.
Cable pinout specifications
These pinouts describe how specified connectors are wired. Pinouts are helpful when building and testing
connectors, cables, and adapters.
RJ-45 connector pinouts for the console port
This table lists the pinouts for the RJ-45 console (upper) port.
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Pin number
Name
1
RTS
2
DTR
3
TX
4
GND
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Pin number
Name
5
GND
6
RX
7
DSR (no connect)
8
CTS
RJ-45 connector pinouts for the failover port
This table lists the pinouts for the RJ-45 failover (lower) port.
Pin number
Name
1
RTS
2
DTR
3
CTS
4
GND
5
GND
6
DSR
7
TX
8
RX
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About installing the platform
After you have reviewed the hardware requirements and become familiar with the VIPRION® 4400 Series
platform, you can install the chassis.
Warning: Due to the weight of the platform, at least two people are required to install this chassis into a
rack. Failing to use two people can result in severe personal injury or equipment damage.
Important: Before you install this platform, review the environmental guidelines to make sure that you are
installing and using the platform into a compatible rack and in the appropriate environment.
Important: F5® Networks strongly recommends that you install the chassis into a rack before you install
any blades. This ensures that the weight of the chassis remains manageable as you install the chassis into
a rack.
Note: After you install a blade, wait approximately one to two minutes before installing another to ensure
that each blade has sufficient time to boot. When the Status LED is green, the blade is fully booted.
About general recommendations for rack mounting
Although not required, a 1U empty space between chassis makes it easier for you to remove the chassis
from the rack in the event that the chassis requires service. A 1U space between chassis also provides
additional cable routing options.
Leaving at least 100 mm of space from the front panel of the chassis to the rack front or rack door provides
enough room for you to route the cables without excessive bending or insulation damage.
A shelf or similar device is required to support the chassis if only one person is installing the chassis.
Warning: Due to the weight of the platform, at least two people are required to install this chassis into a
rack. Failing to use two people can result in severe personal injury or equipment damage.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Hardware included with the VIPRION 4400 Series AC chassis
The VIPRION 4400 Series AC-powered chassis should include all of the hardware components listed here.
Platform Installation
Quantity
Hardware
4
AC power cables, black (C19 to NEMA 6-20P)
4
AC power cable retention clips
2
Mounting brackets
4
Mounting handles
8
#8-32 1/4 inch black rack mount bracket screws
1
Front bezel (with LCD component)
1
Electrical static discharge (ESD) strap
Hardware included with the VIPRION 4400 Series DC chassis
The VIPRION 4400 Series DC-powered chassis should include all of the hardware components listed here.
Quantity
Hardware
1
Two-ring grounding terminal lug, 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) holes on 1.25 inch (3.18 cm)
centers
2
5/16-18 Keps nuts for the ground
2
Terminal block plugs for attaching leads to the platform
2
Quick-install rack mount brackets
8
Thumb screws
1
Front bezel (with LCD component)
2
Cable managers
Additional equipment for installing the VIPRION 4400 Series DC chassis
This equipment is required to install the VIPRION 4400 Series DC platform.
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Quantity
Hardware
1
Rack-mounted power disconnect
2
AWG copper ground wire
8 (minimum)
AWG copper wiring leads for four power supplies
1
Molex crimping tool for the ground wire
1
Screwdriver, #2 Phillips head or flat head
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Hardware included with blades
The VIPRION® B4000 Series blades should include all of the hardware components listed here.
Quantity
Hardware
1
Console cable, beige (B4100 and B4200 only)
1
RJ45 to DB9 console port cable, beige (B4300 only)
1
RJ45F to RJ45M rolled adapter, beige (B4300 only)
4
SFP transceiver modules (B4100 only)
2
SFP+ 10G transceiver modules (B4200 and B4300 only)
1
Electrical static discharge (ESD) strap
Peripheral hardware requirements
For each platform, you might need to provide additional peripheral hardware. If you plan to remotely
administer the system, it would be helpful to have a workstation already connected to the same subnet as
the management interface.
Type of hardware
Description
Network hubs, switches, or
connectors to connect to the
platform network interface
ports
You must provide networking devices that are compatible with the network
interface ports on the platform. You can use either 40 Gigabit Ethernet, 10
Gigabit Ethernet, or 10/100/1000 Ethernet switches. You can use either
10/100/1000/10000-Gigabit or 40-Gigabit Ethernet switches
External USB CD/DVD drive You can use any USB-certified CD/DVD mass storage device or a USB
flash drive for installing upgrades and for system recovery.
or USB flash drive
Note: External CD/DVD drives must be externally powered if they exceed
the maximum current draw allowed by the USB specification (500mA).
Serial console
You can remotely manage the platform by connecting to a serial console
terminal server through the console port.
Important: In the event that network access is impaired or not yet
configured, the serial console might be the only way to access the chassis.
You should perform all installations and upgrades using the serial console,
as these procedures require reboots, in which network connectivity is lost
temporarily.
Management workstation on You can use the default platform configuration if you have a management
the same IP network as the
workstation set up.
platform
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About installing the chassis
You should select a location for installing the VIPRION 4400 Series chassis that is easy to access for adding
or removing power supplies, the fan tray, or blades. The location should also provide adequate ventilation
to allow sufficient airflow through the platform. The platform employs a negative pressure fan system,
which draws cold air in from the front and right sides of the chassis and exhausts hot air out the back and
left sides of the chassis. After you have identified the intended location for the platform, you can install the
chassis into the rack.
The VIPRION 4400 Series chassis includes a rack mount kit and a handle installation kit. The rack mount
kit consists of two mounting brackets that you can attach at either the front, middle, or back of the platform,
using the screws provided with the chassis. The location at which you attach the brackets depends on the
configuration of the rack. The handle installation kit includes four handles and eight screws for attaching
the handles to the chassis. The handles make it easier to lift the chassis into position for rack mounting. You
must install the rack mount brackets before you can install the handle kit to lift the chassis into position.
The chassis is designed for 19-inch racks. If you are installing into a wider rack, you will need to provide
adapters. The four-point rack mounting rail kit will not work with 23-inch racks.
Caution: If you have not yet removed the chassis from the shipping pallet, F5® Networks highly recommends
that you have at least two people remove the chassis from the pallet. This ensures your safety and prevents
damage to the chassis.
Important: Before you install this platform, review the environmental guidelines to make sure that you are
installing and using the platform into a compatible rack and in the appropriate environment.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Installing the rack mount brackets
Before you install this platform, review the environmental guidelines to make sure that you are installing
and using the platform in the appropriate environment.
1. Locate the mounting brackets included with the chassis.
These brackets, along with their corresponding screws, are in an accessory box that is included with the
chassis.
2. Attach the mounting brackets to the appropriate location (front, middle, or rear) by using a Phillips
screwdriver and the screws provided in the ship kit.
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After you install the rack mount kit, you can install the handle kit and install the chassis into a rack.
Installing the handle kit
After the rack mounting rails are mounted on the chassis, you can mount the handle kit on the chassis.
1. Locate the handle kit included with the chassis.
These handles, along with their corresponding #10-32 7/8 inch screws, are in a box included with the
chassis. Remove the covers on the handles if they are installed.
2. Mount the two front handles on the screw holes in the rack mounting brackets. Two screws are provided
for each handle. Ensure the screws are tightened to 12 to 14 inch-pounds (1.4 to 1.6 Newton-meters).
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3. Mount the two back handles using the mounting holes provided on the back of the chassis.
After the handles are installed, the chassis is ready to be installed in a rack.
Installing the chassis into a rack
Before you install the chassis into a rack, verify that the front and back lift handles are securely installed.
F5 recommends that you use two or more people to install the chassis into a rack. Be sure to install the
chassis before you install blades.
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Important: If you are installing the chassis into a high position on the rack or if only one person is installing
the unit, be sure to use a lift or similar device.
Important: Before you install this platform, review the environmental guidelines to make sure that you are
installing and using the platform into a compatible rack and in the appropriate environment.
1. Using two or more people, lift the chassis to the appropriate location on the rack.
2. Secure the chassis to the rack using four manufacturer-provided rack screws on each side.
The chassis must be securely fastened to the rack to provide adequate stability and to prevent the unit
from falling out of the rack.
Attaching the front bezel
The front bezel includes an LCD component, which enables you to access several functions associated with
the platform, such as configuring the management port for the system. The front bezel is located in one of
the small boxes included in the main platform shipping crate.
1. Grasp the front bezel on either side, using the indentations provided.
Note: Failure to use the indentations could result in pinched fingers.
2. Align the guide pins on the front bezel to the corresponding holes in the chassis.
3. Press the front bezel onto the corresponding connections at the front of the chassis until it clicks into
place.
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About installing blades
The VIPRION® C4400 Series chassis supports up to four B4000 Series blades. The VIPRION C4400 chassis
supports B4100, B4200, or B4300 Series blades. The VIPRION C4480 chassis supports B4200 and B4300
Series blades. For maximum performance, F5® recommends that you do not mix blade types.
When you initially receive the platform, the slots that can contain these blades are filled with blanks. Blanks
protect the unit from dust and other particles when a slot is not in use. In addition to protecting the chassis
from dust, a blank must be installed in each empty slot to ensure proper airflow and electromagnetic
interference (EMI) performance in the chassis. To add a new blade, you first remove the blank from the
corresponding slot and then insert the blade. Be sure to keep the blanks in case you need to change the blade
configuration later. You should not operate the chassis for an extended period of time without all slots
populated.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Note: Ensure that you supply power to the chassis prior to installing any blades.
Note: You should install blades into the chassis starting at the top slot and then in each subsequent empty
slot.
Note: After you install a blade, wait approximately one to two minutes before installing another to ensure
that each blade has sufficient time to boot. When the Status LED is green, the blade is fully booted.
Note: The last blade that you install in a fully-populated chassis typically requires more insertion force
than the previous blades due to the cumulative compression of the electromagnetic interference (EMI)
gaskets.
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Removing a blank
If a blank is installed in the slot where you want to install a blade, you must remove it. If the slot does not
contain a blank, you can skip this procedure.
1. Select the slot in which you want to insert the blade.
2. Turn the compression screws (located on both sides of the blank) until the locking indicator changes
color from green (locked) to red (unlocked).
3. Grasp the two eject levers on the front of the blank and pull toward you.
4. Fully extend the eject levers on both sides of the blank and pull out toward you to remove the blank.
Removing a blade
1. Identify the blade that you would like to remove from the chassis.
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2. Halt the blade:
a) Connect to the blade using the serial console.
b) Halt the blade.
halt
The blade is halted when the system displays: halted.
3. Disconnect all cables and remove any optical modules.
4. Turn the compression screws, located on both sides of the blade, until the locking indicator changes
color from green (locked) to red (unlocked).
5. Grasp the two eject levers on the front of the blade and pull toward you.
6. Fully extend the eject levers on both sides of the blade and pull out toward you to remove the blade.
Installing a blade
If a blank is installed in the slot in which you want to install a blade, you must first remove it.
1. Fully extend the eject levers, located on each side of the blade, into the open position.
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2. Carefully lift the blade and align the guide grooves on either side with the corresponding grooves on
the interior of the slot.
Important: Verify that the blade is aligned with these grooves; otherwise, the blade does not seat
correctly in the platform.
3. Slide the blade in until it is fully seated in the slot.
4. When the eject levers engage the chassis, press the eject levers on the blade toward the center of the
blade until locked in place.
5. Turn the compression screws clockwise until they are completely secured to the platform in the green
(locked) position.
Note: The locking indicator on the compression screws turns green before the screws are completely
secured to the platform; however, F5 Networks highly recommends that you continue turning the screws
until they are firmly secured.
6. Repeat this process with each blade until all blades are secured in the unit.
Note: After you install a blade, wait approximately one to two minutes before installing another to
ensure that each blade has sufficient time to boot. When the Status LED is green, the blade is fully
booted.
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Blade compatibility
You can use B4100 Series blades and B4200 Series blades in a VIPRION 4400 chassis that is running
BIG-IP version 10.1 or later.
You can use B4200 and B4300 Series blades in a VIPRION 4480 chassis.
Both the VIPRION 4400 and 4480 chassis support B4300 Series blades, but for maximum performance,
F5 recommends that you use B4300 Series blades in a VIPRION 4480 chassis.
Note: You should not mix B4300 blades with other blade types in a chassis.
Blade performance in mixed clusters
If you choose to create a mixed cluster, a system that includes a mixture of blade types, all blades will
perform at the same level as the earliest blade model installed in the chassis.
For example, if you have three B4200 Series blades and one B4100 Series blade installed in a chassis, the
B4200 Series blades will perform at the same level as the B4100 Series blade. Removing all B4100 blades
from a mixed cluster, leaving only B4200 Series blades, enables the B4200 Series blades to perform at their
maximum capacity.
Blade software versions in mixed clusters
The behavior of a mixed cluster differs depending on the software versions installed on the blades.
B4200 Series blades in a cluster running BIG-IP version 10.0.x and earlier
If you install a B4200 Series blade into a B4100 cluster running a version of the BIG-IP software that is
earlier than version 10.1, you could experience these scenarios:
•
•
•
•
•
You receive an error message in the cluster status for the slot in which the B4200 Series blade is installed,
indicating that the blade is running the wrong software version. The software installation status also
displays an error for the B4200 Series blade slot.
Earlier BIG-IP software versions might display in the Configuration utility, but you will not be able to
install them to the B4200 Series blade. You receive an installation error message if you attempt to install
an earlier version of the BIG-IP software.
If you upgrade the cluster to version 10.1 or later, the B4200 Series blade joins the cluster as an active
member.
If the B4100 Series blades are subsequently removed from the cluster, the situation does not correct
itself automatically, as the system will remember that the version of software for that cluster is a version
prior to version 10.1. You can correct this issue by specifying that version 10.1 or later run on the cluster.
If you move a B4200 Series blade to a second chassis, this does not cause the other chassis to downgrade
to a version earlier than version 10.1. Cluster configuration information, which includes the software
version information, is tied to the chassis identifier on the chassis hardware and is removed from the
blade when it is moved to another chassis.
B4100 Series blades in a cluster running BIG-IP version 10.1 and later
If you install a B4100 Series blade into a chassis with B4200 Series blades running version 10.1 or later,
you could experience these scenarios:
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The B4100 Series blade upgrades to the new software and runs (this is the typical, expected behavior).
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The software images previously installed on the B4100 Series blade display as installable in the
Configuration utility. If you attempt to install one of those images, you receive an error on the B4200
Series blades, but the installation completes successfully on the B4100 Series blades.
Trunk configuration in mixed clusters
If you replace a B4100 Series blade with a B4200 Series blade in a cluster that uses one or more trunks
across the blades, you must adjust the trunk configuration to match the desired B4200 external interfaces.
For example, if your trunk uses 10G ports, interface 1.1 on a B4100 Series blade is 10G, and interface 2.1
on a B4200 Series blade is 10G.
For information about configuring your VIPRION system and creating BIG-IP system objects (for example,
trunks, VLANS, and self IP addresses), see VIPRION® Systems: Configuration.
Redundant system configuration and mixed clusters
If you have configured device service clustering (DSC™), previously known as a redundant system
configuration, and would like to use a mixture of B4100 and B4200 Series blades, you must put the same
blade type in the corresponding slots on each chassis. For example, if you install a B4200 Series blade in
slot 1 and a B4100 Series blade in slot 2 on the active chassis, you must install a B4200 in slot 1 and a
B4100 Series blade in slot 2 in the standby chassis.
About powering the VIPRION 4400 Series AC platform
The AC platform ships with four power cords that you must use with the installed power supplies to power
the chassis.
Important: Do not use any power cords other than those specifically designed for the VIPRION 4400 Series
platform.
Powering the AC platform
You can connect the power cables to the platform after you install it in a rack.
1. On the back of the platform, locate the power outlets that correspond to the locations of the power
supplies. Each outlet is labeled to ensure that you connect each power cord to the appropriate outlet.
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2. Attach a power cord to the outlet and press firmly until it is fully seated.
3. Plug the power cord into an approved power source.
4. Repeat this process for each power supply in the chassis.
After you successfully install the platform and provide it with power, you must assign a management IP
address to the cluster.
About powering the VIPRION 4400 Series DC platform
If you ordered DC power as a factory option, your VIPRION® 4400 Series platform comes pre-installed
with DC power supplies.
Before you power this VIPRION DC platform, see Guidelines for DC-powered equipment and Guidelines
for VIPRION DC platform installation.
Additional equipment for powering the DC platform
In addition to the equipment supplied with the standard AC platform, the DC platform requires some
additional equipment for installation and wiring. This additional equipment is supplied with the platform.
•
•
•
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Two-ring grounding terminal lug, 5/8 inch (1.59 cm) holes on 1.25 inch (3.18 cm) centers
Two 5/16-18 Keps nuts for the ground
Two terminal block plugs for attaching leads to the platform
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You need to supply this additional equipment.
•
•
•
•
•
Rack-mounted power disconnect
2 AWG copper ground wire
Minimum 8 AWG copper wiring leads for four power supplies
Crimping tool for the ground wire
Screwdriver, #2 Phillips head or flat head
About grounding the chassis
You should ground the platform after you install it in a rack.
Do not secure multiple bonding or grounding connectors with the same bolt. The grounding connectors do
not need to be removed to perform service or installation procedures. You can connect other bonding or
grounding conductors to a grounding connector provided a reliable bond between the connector and the
equipment is not disturbed during installation, service, or maintenance of the platform.
Important: All copper grounding cable compression-type terminal lugs used for grounding must meet all
appropriate safety standards.
Note: The VIPRION 4400 Series platform must be grounded to a common bonding network (CBN).
Figure 11: Chassis ground lugs
Connecting the ground lug to the ground terminal
After the unit is installed in the rack and before you provide power to the system, you need to connect the
grounding hardware.
1. Use a crimping tool to crimp the ground wire to the two-ring ground terminal lug.
Use a 2 AWG copper wire for grounding.
2. Attach the two-ring ground terminal lug to the ground terminal.
3. Install the M6 Keps nuts on the ground terminal lugs.
Use 16 to 18 inch-pounds (1.8 to 2.0 Newton-meters) of torque on these Keps nuts.
4. Connect the ground wire to a common bonding network (CBN).
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About connecting the DC power source
After the platform is installed in a rack, you can wire the platform to the DC power source. When you
connect the DC power source, you should also follow the safety requirements defined for your network
operations center (NOC).
There are two groups of terminals on the back of the chassis. When you view the chassis from the rear,
there is one on the left side and one on the right side. Each terminal group contains the leads for two power
supplies.
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•
Use the group of leads on the right rear of the chassis labeled PWR 2 and PWR 1 for power supplies 2
and 1.
Use the group of leads on the left rear of the chassis labeled PWR 4 and PWR 3 for power supplies 4
and 3.
Figure 12: DC terminal block plug
Note: The battery return terminals on the DC-powered platform are in an isolated DC return (DC-I)
configuration.
Connecting DC power to the platform
After the unit is installed in the rack and before you provide power to the system, you need to connect the
grounding hardware.
1. After you are sure the power is off and the ground lug is connected to the ground terminal, you can
connect the DC power source.
2. After you connect the ground lug, connect the negative DC power lead to the -48V terminal on the
terminal block plug.
The terminals are clearly labeled. You should strip at least 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) of insulation off of each
wire where you connect the wire to the terminal block plug.
3. Connect the positive DC wire to the RTN terminal on the terminal block plug.
You should strip at least 0.50 in. (12.7 mm) of insulation off of each wire where you connect the wire
to the terminal block plug.
4. Wire each supply in this manner until you have wired each terminal block plug for the two power
supplies.
5. Plug each terminal block plug into the plug on the back of the chassis.
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Use the screws supplied to attach each wiring block to the plug in the chassis. Use 16 to 18 inch-pounds
(1.8 to 2.0 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws.
6. Power on the DC power source.
The system begins to boot.
After you successfully install the platform and provide it with power, you must assign a management IP
address to the cluster.
Connecting the cables and other hardware
After you have installed the chassis into the rack, connect the cables and other hardware.
Note: Serial (hard-wired) failover is not currently supported between VIPRION chassis. If you would like
to set up device service clustering (DSC®), previously known as a redundant system configuration, you must
configure network failover. For more information, see BIG-IP® Device Service Clustering: Administration.
1. Connect an Ethernet cable to the MGMT port if you are using the default network configured on the
management interface.
2. Connect the platform to a serial console server.
Important: In the event that network access is impaired or not yet configured, the serial console might
be the only way to access the chassis. F5® strongly recommends that you perform all installations and
upgrades using the serial console, as these procedures require reboots, in which network connectivity
is lost temporarily.
•
Connect the serial console cable supplied by F5 to the CONSOLE port.
Note: The default serial port settings are 19200, n, 8, 1.
•
Connect the RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial adapter to the CONSOLE port if you are connecting the
system to a serial console server with a standard CAT5 cable, and then connect the CAT5 cable to
the adapter. The adapter provides the appropriate pinout connection to your equipment.
Figure 13: The RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial (pass-through) adapter
3. If you have not already done so, power on the chassis.
You can now assign a cluster IP address to the system, and then license and provision the software.
Optionally, you should run the latest version of the qkview utility. This utility collects configuration and
diagnostic information about your system into a single file that you can provide to F5 Support to aid in
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troubleshooting. For more information, see
http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/1000/800/sol1858.html.
About cluster management
The management IP address for a cluster is known as the cluster IP address. The cluster IP address enables
you to access the browser-based Configuration utility to configure other aspects of the product, such as the
product license, VLANs, trunks, and so on. Connecting to the cluster IP address connects you to the primary
blade in the system.
With VIPRION® platforms, you assign cluster IP addresses on a per-cluster basis. Initially, all blades installed
in the chassis belong to a single default cluster. During the initial setup, you only need to assign a single
cluster IP address.
A blade within a cluster is known as a cluster member. You can assign a management IP address to each
cluster member.
You can manage clusters using these methods:
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LCD panel
config utility
tmsh commands
Configuring the cluster IP address from the LCD
You can use the LCD panel to configure the cluster IP address. The options for cluster and blade management
are located in the Cluster menu item under the System menu.
Note: When using the LCD to manage clusters, be sure to use the Commit menu option after changing each
setting. Alternatively, you can change all cluster-related settings and use the Commit option to save all
settings at once.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
Use the arrow keys to select System and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster Mgmt and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster IP and press the Check button.
The LCD panel shows the current IP address of the cluster. The default value is 192.168.1.246.
6. Use the arrow keys to configure the IP address of the cluster.
7. Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
8. Use the arrow keys to select Commit and press the Check button.
The system saves the new IP address for the cluster. You can now access the browser-based Configuration
utility using the cluster IP address you assigned.
Configuring the cluster IP subnet mask from the LCD
You can use the LCD panel to configure the cluster IP subnet mask.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
Use the arrow keys to select System and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster Mgmt and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster IP Mask and press the Check button.
The LCD shows the current subnet mask address of the cluster. The default value is 255.255.255.0.
6. Use the arrow keys to configure the subnet mask of the cluster.
7. Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
8. Use the arrow keys to select Commit and press the Check button.
The system saves the new subnet mask for the cluster.
Configuring the default gateway IP address for the cluster from the LCD
You can use the LCD panel to configure the default gateway IP address for the cluster.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
Use the arrow keys to select System and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster Mgmt and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Gateway and press the Check button.
The LCD shows the current gateway IP address of the cluster. The default value is 0.0.0.0.
6. Use the arrow keys to configure the gateway IP address of the cluster.
7. Press the X button until you return to the Cluster Mgmt menu.
8. Use the arrow keys to select Commit and press the Check button.
The system saves the new default gateway IP address for the cluster.
Configuring the management IP address of a cluster member from the LCD
You can use the LCD panel to configure the management IP address of a cluster member.
Important: When you configure an IP address for a blade, that IP address corresponds to the slot in which
the blade resides. If you replace that blade with another, the new blade automatically receives the
previously-configured management IP address, provided that a second operating blade is installed in the
system. At least one operational blade is required at all time to preserve the existing configuration data.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Press the X button to access the LCD panel menus.
Use the arrow keys to select System and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Cluster Mbrs and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select the appropriate blade () and press the Check button.
Use the arrow keys to select Blade Mgmt IP and press the Check button.
The LCD shows the current IP address of the blade. The default value is 0.0.0.0.
7. Use the arrow keys to configure the IP address of the blade.
8. Press the X button until you return to the Blade [1-] Mgmt menu.
9. Use the arrow keys to select Commit and press the Check button.
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The system saves the new IP address for the blade.
Configuring the cluster IP address using the config utility
You can configure the cluster IP address using the config utility after you connect a blade to a serial
console.
1. Connect to the system using the serial console.
2. Start the config utility.
config
The config utility displays.
3. Follow the prompts to configure the cluster IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address for the
management port.
The system saves the new IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address for the cluster. You can now access
the browser-based Configuration utility using the cluster IP address you assigned.
Configuring the cluster IP address using tmsh
You can configure the cluster IP address using tmsh after you connect a blade to a serial console.
1. Connect to the system using the serial console.
2. Set the cluster IP address and subnet mask.
tmsh modify sys cluster default address <ip_address/mask>
Example: tmsh modify sys cluster default address 192.168.217.44/24
3. Set the default gateway for the cluster.
tmsh modify sys management-route default gateway <gateway_ip>
Example: tmsh modify sys management-route default gateway 172.20.80.254
4. Write the running configuration to the stored configuration files.
tmsh sys save [base-config | config]
The system saves the new IP address, subnet mask, and gateway address for the cluster. You can now access
the browser-based Configuration utility using the cluster IP address you assigned.
Licensing the platform
Once the cluster IP address is configured for the platform, you can use the browser-based Configuration
utility to license the appropriate BIG-IP software.
1. Using a Web browser, navigate to the cluster IP address that you assigned to the VIPRION system.
Use this format, where <cluster_ip_address> is the cluster IP address you assigned:
https://<cluster_ip_address>
2. Type admin as the user name and admin as the password.
If this is the first time you have accessed the Configuration utility, the first screen you see is the License
screen.
3. Follow the instructions in the Configuration utility to license the platform.
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For more information about licensing the system, click the Help tab.
Verifying blade availability
At this point, you have installed the VIPRION platform, powered it, installed blades, assigned a cluster IP
address to the system, and licensed it for use. Next, you need to ensure that the blades are recognized by
the software and available for processing network traffic.
1. Using a Web browser, navigate to the cluster IP address that you have assigned to the VIPRION platform.
The Configuration utility opens.
2. On the Main tab, click System > Clusters.
The Clusters screen opens.
3. In the Cluster Members area, verify that all blades listed have a green status icon in the Status column.
The green circle icon indicates that the cluster member is available.
Now you have installed a VIPRION platform successfully and prepared it for use on your network. The
next steps involve further configuration of the platform by adding the trunks, VLANs, and self IP addresses
that are necessary for the system to manage your network traffic effectively.
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Platform Maintenance
About maintaining the platform
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform contains several components that you can replace individually without
exchanging the entire system. This platform contains these replaceable components:
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•
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AC power supply
DC power supply
Fan tray
Storage drive assembly
Note: Applies only to the B4300 blade with hard disk drive (HDD).
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Front bezel (with LCD component)
Blades
About AC power supplies
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform supports up to four hot swappable power supplies. These power
supplies can operate in one of two modes: 120V and 220V, depending on the power source to which the
power supplies are connected.
The platform supports both symmetric and asymmetric power redundancy. Symmetric redundancy (2 * N)
requires an even number of power supplies, with half supplied by one power feed and half by another. If
one power feed fails, the system is unaffected because the remaining supplies are sufficient for the entire
load. With asymmetric redundancy (n + 1), it is not possible to split the supplies evenly between the power
feeds. As a result, if one power feed fails, the entire system can go down. In either type of redundancy, if
a single power supply fails, the system is unaffected by the loss of a single supply.
Figure 14: A power supply partially removed from the platform
Platform Maintenance
Caution: Running without all power supplies installed in the platform can affect cooling and electromagnetic
interference (EMI). If a power supply fails, you can leave it installed in the chassis and remove the power
cord; the system, however, will continue to log errors. If you need to run the unit without all power supplies
installed, you must install a blank supply bracket into any empty power supply slots. The blank supply
bracket is required to maintain proper airflow in the system.
Caution: The power socket outlet should be installed near the equipment and easily accessible.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Note: Depending on the model and revision type of the power supply, you might need either a Phillips or
a slotted screwdriver to replace the power supply.
Installing an AC power supply
If a power supply is already installed in the bay where you are installing the replacement supply, disconnect
the AC power cord for the corresponding power supply from the back of the chassis and remove the existing
supply from the chassis.
In the event of a power supply failure, you can replace an AC power supply without powering down the
system, provided that there are still enough power supplies to equal one less than the number of running
blades. For example, if the chassis has three blades, you can replace a power supply, as long as the platform
has at least two power supplies operating during the replacement process.
1. Using the indentations on either side of the LCD component, remove the front bezel from the chassis.
With the front bezel removed, you can see the power supplies and the available power supply bays.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the existing supply, if one is installed.
Slide the new power supply into the empty power supply bay.
Lower the power supply eject lever to fully seat the power supply in its bay.
Secure the power supply in its bay by tightening the screw in the middle of the power supply eject lever.
Note: The screw that holds the ejector handle in place is captive and cannot be removed from the
assembly.
6. Attach the power cord for the new power supply to the back of the unit, using the corresponding power
supply connector.
7. Replace the front bezel.
About DC power supplies
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform supports up to four hot swappable DC power supplies.
You can install a DC power supply without powering down the system, provided that there are still enough
power supplies to equal one less than the number of running blades. For example, if the chassis has three
blades, you can replace a power supply, as long as the platform has at least two power supplies operating
during the replacement process.
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The platform supports both symmetric and asymmetric power redundancy. Symmetric redundancy (2 * N)
requires an even number of power supplies, with half supplied by one power feed and half by another. If
one power feed fails, the system is unaffected because the remaining supplies are sufficient for the entire
load. With asymmetric redundancy (n + 1), it is not possible to split the supplies evenly between the power
feeds. As a result, if one power feed fails, the whole system can go down. In either type of redundancy, if
a single power supply fails, the system is unaffected by the loss of a single supply.
The DC power supply does not have an on/off switch. You can control the power from the rack switch or
the DC power source.
Figure 15: VIPRION 4400 Series DC power supply
Caution: Running without all power supplies installed in the platform can affect cooling and electromagnetic
interference (EMI). If a power supply fails, you can leave it installed in the chassis and remove the power
cord; the system, however, will continue to log errors. If you need to run the unit without all power supplies
installed, you must install a blank supply bracket into any empty power supply slots. The blank supply
bracket is required to maintain proper airflow in the system.
Caution: Before you begin to work with one of these platforms, refer to the DC-powered equipment
environmental warnings for this platform and review any safety requirements for the facilities where the
DC-powered platforms will be installed.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Important: The platform must be installed in a RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, such as a central
office or customer premises environment.
Note: All copper grounding cable must meet all appropriate safety standards and local electric codes.
Note: You should coat bare conductors with an appropriate antioxidant compound before you make crimp
connections. You should bring all unplated connectors, braided strap, and bus bars to a bright finish and
then coat them with an antioxidant before you connect them.
Note: The platform must be grounded to a common bonding network (CBN).
Note: The battery return terminals on the platform are in an isolated DC return (DC-I) configuration.
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Installing a DC power supply
If a power supply is already installed in the bay where you are installing the replacement supply, disconnect
the DC terminal block for the corresponding power supply from the back of the chassis and remove the
existing supply from the chassis.
In the event of a power supply failure, you can replace a DC power supply without powering down the
system, provided that there are still enough power supplies to equal one less than the number of running
blades. For example, if the chassis has three blades, you can replace a power supply, as long as the platform
has at least two power supplies operating during the replacement process.
Note: You should wait at least five seconds before re-inserting a power supply that you have removed.
Otherwise, the LEDs for the power supply might remain OFF, and the system will report that power supply
as being in a down state.
1. Using the indentations on either side of the LCD component, remove the front bezel from the chassis.
With the front bezel removed, you can see the power supplies and the available power supply bays.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Remove the existing supply, if one is installed.
Slide the new power supply into the empty power supply bay.
Lower the power supply eject lever to fully seat the power supply in its bay.
Secure the power supply in its bay by tightening the screw in the middle of the power supply eject lever.
Note: The screw that holds the ejector handle in place is captive and cannot be removed from the
assembly.
6. Connect the DC terminal for the new power supply to the back of the unit, using the corresponding
power supply connector.
7. Replace the front bezel.
About the fan tray
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform has a removable fan tray that is designed to maintain airflow throughout
the chassis. You can change or replace the fan tray as part of the routine maintenance of the unit, or in the
event of a fan failure. The fans in the fan tray run constantly while the unit is on. Over time, the fans can
wear out, requiring you to replace the fan tray.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
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Figure 16: Fan tray in the platform
Replacing the fan tray
You can replace the fan tray as part of routine maintenance or in the event of a fan tray failure. You do not
need special tools to replace the fan tray. You do not need to power down the unit when replacing the fan
tray; however, F5® Networks highly recommends that you do not leave the unit operating without a fan tray
for longer than 30 seconds.
Caution: Operating the unit without a fan tray for more than 30 seconds might cause permanent damage.
1. Turn the compression screws on the fan tray, until the locking indicator changes color from green (locked)
to red (unlocked).
2. Stand at the front of the platform and locate the ejector handle on the fan tray.
The ejector handle is located in the middle of the fan tray, which is located on the left side of the chassis.
3. Extend the fan tray handle by pressing the top portion of the handle into the unit.
The handle extends, revealing a ring that you can use to extract the fan tray.
4. Grasp the ejector handle and remove the fan tray from the chassis by pulling straight toward you.
5. Place the new fan tray into the fan tray bay.
6. Push the fan tray into the chassis until it is seated firmly in the fan tray bay.
Once seated, the fan tray automatically powers up and begins circulating air through the chassis.
Important: Use only the fan tray handle to seat the fan tray in the chassis. Using the edges of the fan
tray could result in pinched fingers, as a fully-seated fan tray is nearly flush with the other chassis
components.
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About the storage drives
By default, VIPRION® B4000 blades contain one storage drive. You can remove the drive from the blade
only if your company's security requirements necessitate it when performing a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) on the platform.
Important: F5® supports replacement of hard disk drives (HDD) only.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Replacing a storage drive assembly on a B4300 blade
You can change or replace a drive assembly in a VIPRION® B4300 Series blade as part of the routine
maintenance of the unit or in the event of a drive failure.
1. Disconnect all cables and remove any optical modules from the blade that contains the drive assembly
to be replaced.
2. Remove the blade from the chassis.
3. Remove the existing drive assembly, if one is installed:
a) Loosen the drive assembly screws (a) by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips screwdriver,
if necessary.
Note: These screws are captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
b) Remove the SAS cable assembly screws (b) by turning them counterclockwise with a Phillips
screwdriver.
c) Grasp the drive assembly screw on the end, lift the drive assembly slightly, and then pull straight
out to remove the drive assembly from the blade.
4. Slide the new drive assembly into the bay and connect it to the SAS cable assembly.
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5. Tighten all screws into place using 4 inch-pounds (0.45 Newton-meters) of torque.
The drive assembly is connected to the system when you tighten all screws completely.
6. Slide the blade back into the chassis.
About the front bezel (with LCD component)
The LCD component on the front bezel enables you to access several functions associated with the platform,
such as configuring the management port for the system.
Replacing the front bezel
You can replace the front bezel in the unlikely event of an LCD component failure. You do not need special
tools to replace the front bezel.
1. Remove the original front bezel by grasping the bezel on either side, using the indentations provided.
Note: Failure to use the indentations could result in pinched fingers.
2. Pick up the replacement front bezel using the indentations provided.
3. Align the guide pins on the bezel to the corresponding holes in the chassis.
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Environmental Guidelines
General environmental guidelines
The VIPRION® 4400 Series platform is an industrial network appliance that is designed to be mounted in
a standard 19-inch EIA rack. Follow these guidelines to adhere to safety precautions:
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Install the rack according to the manufacturer's instructions and check the rack for stability before placing
equipment in it.
Build and position the rack so that once you install the platform, the power supply and the vents on both
the front and back of the unit remain unobstructed. The platform must have adequate ventilation around
the unit at all times.
Do not allow the air temperature in the room to exceed 104°F (40°C).
Note: NEBS-certified units can withstand air temperatures up to 131°F (55°C). The maximum
temperature is only required to be met for a short period of time.
•
Do not plug the unit into a branch circuit shared by more electronic equipment than the circuit is designed
to manage safely at one time.
Important: This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5® Networks recommends that you
use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the unit.
Caution: Customers should not attempt to replace batteries. There is a risk of explosion if a battery is
replaced with an incorrect type. Field technicians should dispose of used batteries according to the
instructions.
Attention: Il y a risque d'explosion si la batterie est remplacée par une batterie de type incorrect. Mettre
au rebut les batteries usagées conformément aux instructions.
Environmental Guidelines
Guidelines for the AC-powered platform
An AC-powered installation must meet these requirements:
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•
Install the unit using a 20 amp external branch circuit protection device.
Normally, one power feed is used for each individual power supply.
Important: The platform must be installed in a RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, such as a central
office or customer premises environment.
Note: The power cables included with this unit are for exclusive use with this unit and should not be used
with other electrical appliances.
Note: These guidelines apply to STATIONARY PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT TYPE A with simultaneous
multiple connections to the AC MAINS SUPPLY:
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•
•
The building installation shall provide a means for connection to protective earth; and
The equipment is to be connected to that means; and
A SERVICE PERSON shall check whether or not the socket-outlet from which the equipment is to be
powered provides a connection to the building protective earth. If not, the SERVICE PERSON shall
arrange for the installation of a PROTECTIVE EARTHING CONDUCTOR from the separate protective
earthing terminal to the protective earth wire in the building.
Note: High leakage current. Earth connection essential before connecting supply.
Guidelines for the DC-powered platform
A VIPRION® DC-powered installation must meet these requirements:
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•
•
•
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Install the unit using a 25 amp external branch circuit protection device.
One power feed must be used for each individual power supply.
For permanently connected equipment, incorporate a readily accessible disconnect in the fixed wiring.
Use only copper conductors.
Platform Guide: VIPRION® 4400 Series
•
The DC MAINS powering the equipment shall be connected to protective earth.
Important: The platform must be installed in a RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, such as a central
office or customer premises environment.
Note: The power supply for the VIPRION® DC platform does not have an on/off switch. You control the
power from the DC power source.
Note: You must use copper wire for the ground wire and all lead wires.
Note: You should coat bare conductors with an appropriate antioxidant compound before you make crimp
connections. You should bring all unplated connectors, braided strap, and bus bars to a bright finish, and
then coat them with an antioxidant before you connect them.
NEBS platform guidelines
This information applies to the Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS) version of the VIPRION
4400 Series platform.
This equipment meets NEBS requirements per GR-63-CORE.
This equipment is suitable for installation in these locations:
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Network Telecommunication Facilities
Locations where the National Electrical Code (NEC) applies
Important: The intra-building interfaces of this platform, including Ethernet, are suitable for connection
to intra-building, or unexposed wiring or cabling only with shielded and grounded cables at both ends. The
intra-building ports of the equipment must not be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the
outside plant (OSP) or its wiring.
Note: You should coat bare conductors with an appropriate antioxidant compound before you make crimp
connections. You should bring all unplated connectors, braided strap, and bus bars to a bright finish and
then coat them with an antioxidant before you connect them.
Platform airflow diagram
When you install the platform into a rack, it is important to understand the unit’s airflow direction so that
you can ensure proper cooling.
The platform employs a negative pressure fan system, which draws cold air in from the front and right sides
of the chassis and exhausts hot air out the back and left sides of the chassis.
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Figure 17: Airflow in the VIPRION 4400 Series platform
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Platform Specifications
General specifications for system features
This table lists general specifications for the VIPRION® 4400 Series platform.
Item
Specification
Transceiver modules hot swap
Support for hot swap of SFP, SFP+, and QSFP+ transceiver modules
Dynamic routing protocols
BFD, BGP4, IS-IS, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIPv1/RIPv2, RIPng
Jumbo frames
Support for maximum Ethernet frame size of 1818 bytes and MTU of
1800 bytes (B4100 and B4200 Series blades)
Support for maximum Ethernet frame size of 9216 bytes and MTU of
9128 bytes (B4300 Series blade)
Virtual Clustered
Multiprocessing™ (vCMP™)
Supports provisioning and managing multiple, hosted instances of the
BIG-IP software on a single hardware device
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
Blade hardware specifications
This table lists hardware specifications for VIPRION B4000 Series blades.
Specification B4100
B4200
B4300
B4340N
®
Dimensions Proprietary to fit F5 Networks chassis
Weight 14.5 pounds (6.58 kg) 14.5 pounds (6.58 kg) 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg) 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg)
Processor 2 x Dual-Core AMD
Opteron™ processors
2 x Quad-Core AMD
Opteron™ processors
2 x Hex-Core Intel®
Xeon® processors
2 x Hex-Core Intel®
Xeon® processors
Communication 8x10/100/1000 Copper
interfaces ports
12 x 1GbE SFP fiber
ports
4 x 10/100/1000
Copper ports
8 x 1GbE/10GbE SFP+
fiber ports
2 x 40GbE QSFP+
fiber ports
8 x 10GbE SFP+ fiber
ports
2 x 40GbE QSFP+
fiber ports
8 x 10GbE SFP+ fiber
ports
•
10GBASE-SR •
850nm (LC
connector, four
modules included)
10GBASE-SR •
850nm (LC
connector, two
modules included)
10GBASE-SR •
850nm (LC
connector, two
modules included)
10GBASE-SR 850nm (LC
connector, two
modules included)
2 x 10G XFP ports
1 x 10/100/1000
1 x 10/100/1000
1 x 10/100/1000
1 x 10/100/1000
Ethernet Management Ethernet Management Ethernet Management
Ethernet Management port
port
port
port
Platform Specifications
Specification B4100
B4200
B4300
B4340N
Hard
1 x 160 GB
drive
1 x 8 GB
capacity CompactFlash
1 x 160 GB
1 x 8 GB
CompactFlash
1 x 600 GB
1 x 600 GB
RAM
16 GB
48 GB
96 GB
8 GB
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
Important: F5® Networks only provides support for F5-branded optical modules.
Important: The XFP ports on the B4100 Series blade are inverted. Insert XFP optical modules upside
down.
Chassis hardware specifications
This table lists hardware specifications for the VIPRION 4400 and 4480 chassis.
Item
Specification
Dimensions
H: 12.2 inches (30.9 cm) x W: 17.4 inches (44.2 cm) x D: 21 inches (53.3 cm)
rack-mount chassis
Weight
Fully-loaded system (4 blades, 4 power supplies, 1 fan tray, 1 system ID card):
139-143 pounds (63.0-64.9 kg)
Half-loaded system (2 blades, 2 blanks, 2 power supplies, 1 fan tray, 1 system ID
card): 105-109 pounds (47.6-49.4 kg)
Empty chassis (0 blades, 3 blanks, 0 power supplies, 1 fan tray, 1 system ID card):
69 pounds (31.3 kg)
Power supply: 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg)
B4100 Series blade: 14.5 pounds (6.58 kg)
B4200 Series blade: 14.5 pounds (6.58 kg)
B4300 Series blade: 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg)
Blank: 2 pounds (0.9 kg)
Fan tray: 8.5 pounds (3.9 kg)
System ID card: 0.5 pounds (0.2 kg)
Processor
See blade specifications
Hard drive capacity See blade specifications
RAM
See blade specifications
AC power input
requirements
1 to 4 x 90 VAC to 240 VAC auto-ranging
20A per input line (max)
DC power supply
1 to 4 x 1200W -36 to -72 VDC
10 to 40A maximum per supply
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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Chassis environmental operating specifications
This table lists environmental operating specifications for the VIPRION® chassis.
Item
Specification
Operational temperature
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operational temperature (NEBS-certified system)
23° to 131°F (-5° to 55°C)
Operational relative humidity
5 to 85% at 104°F (40°C)
Non-operational temperature
-40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C) non-condensing
Non-operational temperature (NEBS-certified system) -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Non-operational humidity
5 to 95% at 40°C non-condensing
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
About AC power requirements
When working with an AC-powered VIPRION® platform, it is important to understand the AC power
options and requirements.
About AC power cables
The power cable supplied with the hardware is a 220V high-line input cable. This type of cable requires a
NEMA 6-20R wall outlet or a region-specific equivalent. For 115V VAC low-line input, a different cable
is available that uses a NEMA 5-20P, or region-specific equivalent. Region-specific power cables are
available from F5® Networks.
Note: The power cables included with this unit are for exclusive use with this unit and should not be used
with other electrical appliances.
AC power redundancy provisioning
The platform supports one to four AC power supplies. The power supplies are auto-ranging 90VAC to
240VAC input. Each slot is provisioned to draw up to 600W, therefore, one power supply with low-line
input can support two blades with no redundancy, or the same supply with high-line input can support up
to three blades. This table shows some of the possible blade and power supply redundancy configurations.
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Table 1: AC power provisioning recommendations
No redundancy
1 + 1 redundancy
Blade
quantity
Supplies
(low-line)
Supplies
(high-line)
Supplies
(low-line)
Supplies
(high-line)
1 (600W)
1 (1200W available) 1 (2000W available) 2 (1200W available) 2 (2000W available)
2 (1200W)
1 (1200W available) 1 (2000W available) 2 (1200W available) 2 (2000W available)
3 (1800W)
2 (2400W available) 1 (2000W available) 4 (2400W available) 2 (2000W available)
4 (2400W)
2 (2400W available) 2 (4000W available) 4 (2400W available) 4 (4000W available)
AC platform power consumption (low-line input)
The actual amount of power draw from the AC source depends on the type and number of blades and the
power supply AC source voltage and redundancy configuration. This table shows several possible
configurations for low-line voltage and the typical and maximum power draw.
Table 2: AC mains total system power draw (low-line input)
Blade
quantity
and type
Typical system Maximum
power draw (W) system power
1
2
draw (W)
Typical
Maximum
system heat system heat
(BTU/hr)
(BTU/hr)
Number of
power
supplies
installed
1 x B4100
650
875
2218
2986
2
2 x B4100
950
1250
3242
4265
2
3 x B4100
1300
1625
4436
5545
4
4 x B4100
1600
2000
5459
6824
4
1 x B4200
675
900
2303
3071
2
2 x B4200
1000
1300
3412
4436
2
3 x B4200
1375
2000
4692
6824
4
4 x B4200
2000
2100
6824
7165
4
1 x B4300
653
738
2228
2518
2
2 x B4300
1083
1253
3695
4275
2
3 x B4300
1576
1831
5378
6248
4
4 x B4300
2006
2346
6845
8005
4
AC platform power consumption (high-line input)
The actual amount of power draw from the AC source depends on the type and number of blades and the
power supply AC source voltage and redundancy configuration. This table shows several possible
configurations for high-line voltage and the typical and maximum power draw.
2
1
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At 100% load and a temperature of 40°C.
At 50% load and a temperature of 25°C.
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Table 3: AC mains total system power draw (high-line input)
Blade
quantity
and type
Typical system Maximum
power draw (W) system power
3
4
draw (W)
Typical
Maximum
system heat system heat
(BTU/hr)
(BTU/hr)
Number of
power
supplies
installed
1 x B4100
675
900
2303
3071
2
2 x B4100
975
1275
3327
4350
2
3 x B4100
1325
1650
4521
5630
4
4 x B4100
1625
2025
5545
6910
4
1 x B4200
700
925
2388
3156
2
2 x B4200
1025
1325
3497
4521
2
3 x B4200
1400
1725
4777
5886
4
4 x B4200
1725
2125
5886
7251
4
1 x B4300
822
907
2805
3095
2
2 x B4300
1252
1422
4272
4852
2
3 x B4300
1798
2053
6135
7005
4
4 x B4300
2228
2568
7602
8762
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DC power requirements
When working with a DC-powered VIPRION® 4400 Series platform, it is important to understand the DC
power options and requirements.
DC power redundancy provisioning
The platform supports one to four DC power supplies. Each slot is provisioned to draw up to 600W; therefore,
one power supply can support two blade slots with no redundancy. This table shows some of the possible
blade and power supply redundancy configurations.
Table 4: DC power provisioning recommendations
4
3
Blade quantity
No redundancy
1 + 1 redundancy
1 (600W)
1 (1200W available)
2 (1200W available)
2 (1200W)
1 (1200W available)
2 (1200W available)
3 (1800W)
2 (2400W available)
4 (4800W available)
4 (2400W)
2 (2400W available)
4 (4800W available)
At 100% load and a temperature of 40°C.
At 50% load and a temperature of 25°C.
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DC platform power consumption
The actual amount of power draw from the DC power source depends on the type and number of blades
and the redundancy configuration. This table shows several possible configurations and the typical and
maximum power draw.
Table 5: DC Mains Total System Power Draw
Blade
quantity
and type
Typical system Maximum
power draw (W) system power
5
6
draw (W)
Typical
Maximum
system heat system heat
(BTU/hr)
(BTU/hr)
Number of
power
supplies
installed
1 x B4100
400
475
1365
1621
2
2 x B4100
650
800
2218
2730
2
3 x B4100
1000
1225
3412
4180
4
4 x B4200
1250
1550
4265
5289
4
1 x B4200
500
600
1706
2047
2
2 x B4200
850
1050
2900
3585
2
3 x B4200
1200
1400
4095
4777
4
4 x B4200
1550
1750
5289
5971
4
1 x B4300
572
657
1952
2242
2
2 x B4300
1002
1172
3419
3999
2
3 x B4300
1463
1718
4992
5862
4
4 x B4300
1893
2233
6459
7619
4
1 x B4340N 1190
1275
4060
4350
1
2 x B4340N 1620
1790
5528
6108
1
3 x B4340N 2050
2305
6995
7865
1
4 x B4340N 2480
2820
8462
9622
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NEBS-compliant VIPRION system configurations
This table lists available Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS)-compliant VIPRION® system
configurations. For a system to be completely NEBS-compliant, you must use a NEBS-compliant chassis
and blades.
Blade type
C4400 chassis
B4100N
x
B4200N
x
B4340N
6
5
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At 100% load and a temperature of 40°C.
At 50% load and a temperature of 25°C.
C4480 chassis
C4800 chassis
x
x
x
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Safety requirements
This equipment complies with these requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.
EC Type Examination Certificates:
EN 60950-1:2006, 2nd Edition
Evaluated to all CB Countries
UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-03
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
EMC requirements
This equipment complies with these EMC requirements.
USA
FCC Part 15 Class A
Japan
VCCI Class A
European Union
This equipment complies with these requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC:
As Telecommunication Network Equipment (TNE)
in Both Telecom Centers and Other Than Telecom
Centers per (as applicable):
EN
300 386
V1.3.2
(2003-05)
Required Limits:
EN
55022:2006 + Class A
C1:2006
EN
61000-3-2:2000 Pass
EN
61000-3-3:1995 Pass
+A1:2000
IEC 61000-4-2 6 kV (Direct), 8 kV (Air)
IEC 61000-4-3 3 V/m 80-1000MHz, 10 V/m 800-960
MHz and 1400-2000 MHz
IEC 61000-4-4 1 kV AC and DC Power Lines, 0.5
kV Signal Lines
IEC 61000-4-5 2 kV AC Line-Gnd, 1 kV AC
Line-Line and Outdoor Signal Lines,
0.5 kV Indoor Signal Lines > 10m.
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IEC 61000-4-6 3 V
IEC
61000-4-11
Pass
As Information Technology
Equipment (ITE) Class A per (as
applicable):
EN
55022:2006 +
C1:2006 Class A
Class A
EN
61000-3-3:1995
+A1:2000+
A2:2005
Pass
EN
55024:1998 +A1:
2001 +A2:2003
Required Limits:
IEC61000-4-2
4 kV (Direct), 8 kV (Air)
IEC61000-4-3
3 V/m
IEC61000-4-4
1 kV AC Power Lines, 0.5 kV Signal and DC
Power Lines
IEC61000-4-5
1 kV AC Line-Line and Outdoor Signal Lines,
2 kV AC Line-Gnd, 0.5 kV DC Power Lines
IEC61000-4-6
3V
IEC61000-4-8
1 A/m
IEC61000-4-11
Pass
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
Acoustic, airflow, and altitude specifications
This table lists acoustic levels, airflow movement, and operational altitude specifications for the VIPRION
4400 Series platform.
Specification type
Detail
Units
Chassis with blade
Front
Left
Right
Rear
dBA
dBA
dBA
dBA
72
77
75
67
Altitude 8
Operational
Non-operational
Feet
Feet
5905
40,000
Airflow 9
Entire chassis
CFM
650
Acoustic
7
8
9
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All measurements taken at 0.6 meter with one power supply operational and fans at 75% duty cycle. Measurements
recorded in Decibels A-weighting.
Per BELCORE GR-63-CORE, section 4.1.3: This unit is functional when installed at elevations between 60m (197 feet)
below sea level and 1800m (6000 feet) above sea level at the aisle ambient temperatures of 40°C.
Fan Tray airflow measurements taken at 100% duty cycle and in open air.
Platform Guide: VIPRION® 4400 Series
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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China RoHS Requirements
Hazardous substance levels for China
This table shows how the F5® Networks VIPRION® 4400 Series platform components conform to the
Restriction of Hazardous substances Directive (RoHS) standards for China.
China RoHS Requirements
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Repackaging Guidelines
About repackaging the platform
The VIPRION® 4400 Series chassis and blades are designed to be shipped and packaged separately. If it
becomes necessary to transport the platform to another location or return it to F5® Networks, these guidelines
will help ensure that you repackage the platform properly.
Important: Before returning any equipment, contact F5 Networks to obtain a Return Material Authorization
(RMA) case number.
Important: You must use shipping materials and packaging provided by F5 Networks when repackaging
the platform.
Note: Be sure to keep a record of the tracking number and ship date. These will be needed to track lost
shipments.
Note: Do not include any cables, removable XFP/SFP/SFP+ modules, GBICs, or other peripheral items
if you are returning the platform to F5 Networks.
Repackaging the chassis
The VIPRION® 4400 Series chassis must be shipped empty (with no blades installed) and in F5®-provided
packaging.
1. Disconnect the power cords and other cables from the platform.
2. Remove the front bezel from the chassis and place it in the bezel box.
3. (Optional) You can install the chassis handles if they are not already installed to help ease removal of
the chassis from the rack.
4. Remove all blades from the chassis.
5. Remove the chassis from the rack.
6. Place the empty chassis onto the shipping pallet.
Repackaging Guidelines
7. Secure the shipping brackets to both sides of the chassis and ensure that the brackets are securely fastened
to the pallet.
Use a 9/64 inch hex key for the four screws that secure each shipping bracket to the side of the chassis.
Use a 3/8 inch drive socket to secure the shipping brackets to the pallet.
8. Remove the handles from the chassis (if installed).
9. Remove the front bezel from the chassis and place it in the bezel box.
10. Place the foam insert, including the two accessory boxes, on top of the chassis.
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11. Place the outer corrugated box over the chassis.
12. Place the outer metal brace over the outer corrugated box and secure it to the pallet.
Use a 3/8 inch drive socket to secure the outer metal brace.
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Repackaging Guidelines
Repackaging a blade
The VIPRION® B4000 Series blades must be shipped in F5-provided packaging.
1. Disconnect the network cables and other cables from the blade, and then remove any optical modules.
2. Turn the compression screws, located on either side of the blade, until the locking indicator changes
from green (locked) to red (unlocked).
3. Grasp the two eject levers on the front of the blade and pull toward you.
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4. Fully extend the eject levers on both sides of the blade and pull out toward you to remove the blade from
the chassis.
Important: You should handle blades only by the edges and avoid touching the board components.
5. Place the blade into the antistatic bag, and then place the bagged blade into the black conductive wrapper
sheet.
Note: Use the printed guidelines inside the black wrapper sheet to orient the blade properly.
6. Close the black wrapper sheet by securing the tabs on the left and right sides of the box.
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7. Place the foam cover on top of the blade box.
8. Close the blade box.
9. Install the foam end caps onto the outside edges of the blade box, and then place the blade box into the
outer shipping box.
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10. Close and seal the outer shipping box.
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Returned Material Data Security Statement
About returned material data security
Follow these data security guidelines when returning equipment to F5® Networks for reprocessing or repair.
The guidelines include reprocessing procedures and optional customer-end procedures.
About memory technologies used in F5 equipment
F5® Networks equipment contains volatile, battery-backed volatile, and non-volatile memory. Volatile
memory loses all traces of data on power down. Battery-backed volatile memory retains data as long as
battery charge is maintained. Non-volatile memory retains data indefinitely.
Volatile memory
Volatile memory loses all traces of data on power down; therefore, customer data that is stored in volatile
memory is secure when power is removed from the platform. No further action is required by customers
for equipment that includes volatile memory.
Battery-backed volatile memory
This F5® platform contains a coin battery for maintaining BIOS settings and the system clock. All data
maintained by the coin battery is used only for system specific tasks. No customer data is maintained by
the battery-backed volatile memory. No further action is required by customers for equipment that includes
volatile memory.
Non-volatile memory
F5® platforms include various non-volatile memory components. These non-volatile memory components
can be categorized as either user inaccessible or user accessible.
Inaccessible non-volatile memory components are programmed during manufacture or software installation.
The data stored in user inaccessible non-volatile memory is used for setting voltage levels, determining the
sequence of operational events, and the managing appliance operational condition. Data held within user
inaccessible, non-volatile memory represents no data security risk to customers. User inaccessible, non-volatile
memory cannot be modified by appliance users, and therefore, contains no customer data.
Inaccessible non-volatile memory
This table lists the inaccessible non-volatile memory in this system.
Returned Material Data Security Statement
Description
Data
Customer data
Programmable firmware stores Firmware
No
Switch Card SEEPROM
Platform ID, serial number, part number, and No
so on.
PHY EEPROMs
PHY MAC address
No
Accessible non-volatile memory
This table lists the accessible non-volatile memory in this system. Not all platform variants include all of
these non-volatile memory items.
Description
Data
®
Customer data
Data security method
Hard disk drive (HDD)
F5 product software,
customer configuration,
and log files
Yes
Standard reprocessing or
customer removal
Solid-state drive (SSD)
F5 product software,
customer configuration
and log files
Yes
Standard reprocessing or
customer removal
Yes
Standard reprocessing or
customer action
FIPS security domain and Yes
private keys
Standard reprocessing or
customer action
Always-On Management AOM boot code and
(AOM) Flash chip
customer custom
(soldered-down flash
configuration
chip)
FIPS card (if present)
About removing data from F5 components
For components that contain sensitive customer data and cannot be removed from your F5® Networks
system, you can take optional steps to remove the data from these components before you return the system
to F5 for processing.
Removing sensitive data from storage drives
The hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive (SSD) components included in F5® platforms might include
sensitive customer data. If you purchase the HDD removal SKU, you can remove the HDD/SSD and coin
battery, and these components will be replaced during F5 reprocessing. Otherwise, HDD and SSD components
are processed by F5 through standard processing. You can perform a disk erase operation on your system
to remove sensitive customer data.
Perform a disk erase operation using one of these methods:
•
•
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On systems running BIG-IP® software version 11.6.0 and later, you can use the F5 Disk Erase
utility to remove all data on hard disk drives (HDDs) or solid-state drives (SSDs) using a single-pass,
zero write disk erase operation. For more information, see
http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/15000/500/sol15521.html.
On systems running earlier versions of BIG-IP software, you can create and use a bootable USB
drive to rebuild the system with a clean image of BIG-IP software. This runs a disk erase operation
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and removes the master boot record (MBR). For more information see
http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/100/sol13164.html.
Removing IP address data from Always-On Management
If you have configured an IP address for the Always-On Management (AOM) subsystem, you can remove
the customized IP address from the system before returning it to F5® Networks.
1. Connect to the system using the serial console.
2. Open the AOM Command Menu.
Esc (
3. Assign a new management IP address, netmask, and gateway:
•
•
To use DHCP to assign the addresses, type y when prompted about using DHCP.
To manually assign the addresses, type n when prompted about using DHCP. At the prompts, type
values for IP address (required), netmask (required), and gateway (optional).
A confirmation message displays the configured management IP address, netmask, and gateway.
4. (Optional) Type i to verify the assigned addresses.
Removing sensitive data from an internal hardware security module (HSM)
If the system includes an internal hardware security module (HSM), also referred to as a FIPS card, you
can remove the sensitive customer data from HSM before returning it to F5® Networks.
Important: The HSM cannot be removed from the platform.
1. Use the Configuration utility to delete all key/certificate pairs.
a) On the Main tab, click System > File Management > SSL Certificate List.
This displays the list of certificates installed on the system.
b) Select the certificates that you want to delete and click Delete.
This removes all .crt, .exp, and .key files from the system.
2. Log on to the command line of the system using an account with root access.
3. Initialize the HSM and reconfigure it using fictitious data.
run util fips-util -f init
For more information on using this command on a FIPS platform, see BIG-IP® Platform: FIPS
Administration.
Important: This deletes all keys and makes any previously exported keys unusable.
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Index
10GbE interfaces 18
10G direct attach copper cables 24
40GbE interfaces, See QSFP+ interfaces.
40G interfaces, See QSFP+ interfaces.
A
AC chassis
power consumption with high-line input 64
power consumption with low-line input 64
acoustic specifications 68
AC platform
powering 39
AC power cord
attaching 39
AC-powered equipment
cables 63
connecting to a power source 39
guidelines 58
power provisioning 63
AC power requirements
about 63
AC power supply
about 49
airflow
chassis installation 30
specifications 68
Alarm LED
behavior 16
blade standard operating state 16
blade status 16
chassis standard operating state 15
alerts
clearing 14
defining custom alerts 17
altitude specifications
operational 68
AOM IP address data
removing 85
Auto-MDI/MDIX 21
B
B4100 Series blade
38
BIG-IP version 10.1 and later 38
B4200 Series blade
38
BIG-IP version 10.0.x and earlier 38
B4300 Series blade 38
battery replacement 57
battery return terminals 42
blades
about 11
compatibility in chassis 38
components provided 29
installing 34, 36
LED status 16
blades (continued)
performance in mixed clusters 38
removing 35
software versions in mixed clusters 38
specifications 61
verifying availability 47
blanks
about 34
removing 35
breakout cable 18
C
cables
10G direct attach copper 24
connecting 43
CD/DVD-ROM drives
support for 29
chassis
about 9
environmental operating specifications 63
grounding 41
installing 32
operational temperature 63
ventilation 57, 59
chassis, AC
components provided 27
chassis, DC
additional equipment required 28
hardware provided 28
Check button
clearing alerts 14
China material content listing, See China RoHS Directive
standards.
China RoHS Directive standards 71
clear alert operation 14
cluster default gateway IP address
configuring 45
cluster IP address
about 44
configuring using config utility 46
configuring using LCD 44
configuring using tmsh 46
cluster IP subnet mask
configuring 44
cluster member
configuring management IP address 45
clusters
default cluster 44
management 44
mixed 38
Configuration utility
licensing the platform 46
config utility
accessing using serial console 46
console port
location 11
pinout 24
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cooling system
platform 59
D
data communications equipment (DCE) 21
data terminal equipment (DTE) 21
Date and Time screen 13
DC chassis
power consumption 66
DC-powered equipment
connecting 42
connecting to power source 42
equipment required for installation 28
equipment required for powering 40
NEBS-certified system configurations 66
NEBS platform guidelines 59
power provisioning 65
terminals 42
DC-powered platform
connecting to a power source 40
guidelines 58
DC power supply
about 50
device service clustering (DSC)
43
mixed clusters 39
DSC, See device service clustering (DSC).
duplex mode 21
dynamic routing protocols 61
E
electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) certifications 67
electromagnetic interference (EMI) 34
electrostatic discharge (ESD) 27, 30, 34, 57
EMC certifications 67
environmental guidelines 71
See also China RoHS Directive standards.
environmental operating specifications 63
environmental warnings 71
See also China RoHS Directive standards.
ESD, See electrostatic discharge (ESD).
Ethernet hubs
requirements 29
F
failover cable 43
failover port
location 11
pinout 25
fan tray
about 52
replacing the fan tray 53
FIPS cards, See hardware security module (HSM).
front bezel
attaching 33
LCD component 55
replacing 55
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G
Gigabit Ethernet 29
grounding the chassis 41
ground lug
connecting to ground terminal 41
guidelines
AC-powered equipment 58
DC-powered platform 58
NEBS platform 59
H
handle installation kit 30
handle kit
installing 31
hard disk drive (HDD)
about 54
hardware
AC-powered equipment 58
DC-powered platform 58
hardware installation
planning 27, 30
hardware requirements
peripherals 29
hardware security module (HSM)
removing data 85
hardware specifications 61–62
hard-wired failover 43
hazardous substance restrictions, See China RoHS Directive
standards.
Hold mode 14
hot swap
of power supply 49
of transceiver modules 61
hubs 29
I
indicator LEDs
about 15
actions 15
alert conditions 16
blades 16
chassis 15
interface command
valid media types 21
interface mode 21
interfaces
configuring 20
duplex mode 21
managing 20
media type 21
QSFP+ 18
viewing status of all interfaces using Configuration utility
21
viewing status of all interfaces using tmsh 20
viewing status of a specific interface using tmsh 20
viewing valid media types 22
isolated DC return 42
Index
J
jumbo frames 61
L
LCD component 33, 55
LCD menus 13
LCD panel
about 13
backlight option 13
brightness option 13
contrast option 13
control buttons 13
menus 13
pausing on a screen 14
using 14
license
configuring 46
M
maintenance
AC power supply 50
DC power supply 52
fan tray 53
front bezel 55
management IP address, See cluster IP address.
management IP address for cluster member, See cluster
member.
management port
connecting 43
location 11
memory technologies
about 83
battery-backed volatile memory 83
non-volatile memory 83
volatile memory 83
mixed clusters
blade compatibility 38
blade software versions 38
defined 38
device service clustering (DSC) 39
trunk configuration 39
N
NEBS
air temperature 57
blades 9
chassis 9
operational temperature 63
platform guidelines 59
NEBS-certified system configurations 66
negative pressure fan system 59
network interface LEDs
appearance of 22
QSFP+ 24
RJ45 22
SFP 23
SFP+ 23
XFP 23
network interface specifications, See transceiver module
specifications.
non-volatile memory
types 83
O
operational temperature 63
optical interfaces 18
Options menu 13
P
pass-through adapter, See RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial
adapter.
PB100 blade, See B4100 Series blade.
PB200 blade, See B4200 Series blade.
pinouts
cables 24
console port 24
failover port 25
specifications 24
platform
about 9
cooling system 59
installing 27
NEBS 9
replaceable components 49
ventilation 57, 59
platform airflow 59
platform specifications 61–62
power cables
AC 63
power consumption, AC high-line
4400 chassis 64
4480 chassis 64
power consumption, AC low-line
4400 chassis 64
4480 chassis 64
power consumption, DC
4400 chassis 66
4480 chassis 66
power provisioning, AC
4400 chassis 63
4480 chassis 63
power provisioning, DC
4400 chassis 65
4480 chassis 65
power supply
installing an AC power supply 50
replacing a DC power supply 52
Product version screen 13
Q
qkview utility 43
QSFP+ interfaces
about 18
breakout cable 18
bundling 18
configuring bundling using the Configuration utility 19
configuring bundling using tmsh 19
89
Index
QSFP+ interfaces (continued)
fiber ports 11
LEDs 24
location 11
ordering components 18
R
rack mount
bracket installation 30
brackets 27
chassis spacing 27
general environmental guidelines 57
rack mount installation
19-inch rack 30
23-inch rack 30
rack mount kit
about 30
redundancy
system 43
redundant system configuration, See device service clustering
(DSC).
remote administration 29
repackaging
about 75
blades 78
chassis 75
replaceable components
about 49
AC power supply 49
DC power supply 50
fan tray 52
front bezel 55
hard disk drive (HDD) 54
returned material data security
about 83
accessible non-volatile memory 84
battery-backed volatile memory 83
inaccessible non-volatile memory 83
memory technologies 83
non-volatile memory 83
removing data from components 84
volatile memory 83
RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial adapter 43
RJ45 interface LEDs 22
RMA 75
Rotate mode 14
S
safety agency approvals 67
Screens menu 13
serial console
hardware installation 29, 43
serial failover 43
SFP+ interface LEDs 23
SFP+ interfaces
location 11
SFP hot swap 61
SFP interface LEDs 23
specifications
acoustic 68
90
specifications (continued)
airflow 68
altitude 68
blades 61
chassis 62
chassis environmental operation 63
China RoHS 71
system features 61
standard operating state
blade Alarm LED 16
blade Status LED 16
chassis Alarm LED 15
chassis Status LED 15
Status LED
blade standard operating state 16
blade status 16
chassis standard operating state 15
storage drive
replacing on a B4300 blade 54
storage drives
removing sensitive data 84
switches 29
System menu 14
system objects
creating 39
T
tmsh, See Traffic Management Shell.
Traffic Management Shell 17
transceiver module specifications 24
transporting the platform 75
trunk configuration
mixed clusters 39
U
USB flash drives
support for 29
USB port
supported CD/DVD-ROM drives 29
V
vCMP 61
ventilation 57, 59
VIPRION 4400 chassis
supported blades 11, 38
VIPRION 4480 chassis
supported blades 38
VIPRION system configuration 39
Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing, See vCMP.
W
warnings
environmental 57
X
XFP interface LEDs 23
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