Manual Chapter : Platform Overview

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F5OS-A

  • 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.0
Manual Chapter

Platform Overview

F5
r2000/r4000 Series
models

F5
r2000/r4000 Series
platforms are powerful systems that are designed specifically for application delivery performance and scalability.
For more information, please see the data sheet at www.f5.com/services/resources/datasheets.

Platform overview

Before you install this platform, review information about the controls and ports located on both the front and back of the platform.
On the front of the platform, you can use the LCD touchscreen to view information about, manage, and reset the system. You can also use the front-panel LEDs to assess the condition of the system.
Front view of the r2000 Series platform
  1. 1000-BaseT management port
  2. USB 3.0 port
  3. Serial console port
  4. Serial failover port
    *
  5. 10G/1G RJ45 ports (4)
  6. M.2 SSD assembly (removable)
  7. 25G/10G/1G SFP+/SFP28/SFP ports (4)
  8. Indicator LEDs
  9. 2.2 inch LCD touchscreen
Front view of the r4000 Series platform
  1. 1000-BaseT capable management port
  2. USB 3.0 port
  3. Serial console port
  4. Serial failover port
    *
  5. 10G/1G RJ45 ports (4)
  6. M.2 SSD assembly (removable)
  7. 25G/10G/1G SFP+/SFP28/SFP ports (4)
  8. Indicator LEDs
  9. 2.2 inch LCD touchscreen
* Serial (hardwired) failover is not supported by the F5OS-A software layer. If high availability (HA) failover is required, configure network failover between BIG-IP tenants.
The back of the r2000/r4000 Series platform includes one power supply unit (PSU), one power blank, and a chassis ground terminal.
Back view of the r2000/r4000 Series AC-powered platform
  1. Power input panel 1 (AC power receptacle)
  2. Power blank
  3. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r2000/r4000 Series DC-powered platform
  1. Power input panel 1 (DC terminal)
  2. Power blank
  3. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r2000/4000 Series High Voltage DC-powered platform
  1. Power input panel 1 (HVDC power receptacle)
  2. Power input panel 2 (HVDC power receptacle)
  3. Chassis ground terminal

Hardware included with the platform

This platform includes all of the hardware components listed here.
Quantity
Hardware
1
Power cables (black), AC power only, per platform configuration. Might include multiple power cable types if product is delivered outside of the US/Canada.
By default, these platforms include one power supply unit (PSU) and one power cable:
r2000/
r4000
Series.
4
DC ring terminals, DC power only. By default, this platform includes two DC PSUs and two ring terminals per supply.
1
RJ45 to DB9 console port cable (beige)
1
RJ45F to RJ45M rolled adapter (beige)
1
Quick-install rail kit
2
Rail lock brackets
4
M3 x 6mm flathead screws, black with patch

Peripheral hardware recommendations

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 interfaces
You must provide networking devices that are compatible with the network interface ports on the platform.
You can use 1000/10000-Megabit Ethernet switches.
External USB CD/DVD drive or USB flash drive
You can use any USB-certified CD/DVD mass storage device or a USB flash drive for installing upgrades and for system recovery.
External CD/DVD drives must be externally powered.
Serial console
You can remotely manage the platform by connecting to a management console or console server through the console port.
In the event that network access is impaired or not yet configured, the serial console might be the only way to access the unit. 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 the same IP network as the platform
You can use the default platform configuration if you have a management workstation set up.

F5OS software on
F5
rSeries

F5
rSeries
platforms include a new software layer known as F5OS. F5OS is the operating system software for
rSeries
hardware, and it manages the configuration for software components, such as networking, tenants, and users.
For more information about installing and configuring F5OS on your rSeries system, see these documents at support.f5.com/csp/knowledge-center/software/F5OS:
  • F5 rSeries Systems: Getting Started
  • F5 rSeries Systems: Software Installation and Upgrade
  • F5 rSeries Systems: Administration and Configuration

LCD menus overview

The LCD touchscreen includes a Health menu, which enables you to run LCD tests.

Health menu

You can use the Health menu to run LCD tests.
Option
Description
Run LCD Tests
Performs tests for the logo ball test and system LEDs.

LCD configuration overview

You can configure options for the LCD touchscreen from the CLI.

Show the LCD mode from the CLI

You can show the current mode for the LCD touchscreen from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show which LCD mode is currently configured.
    show components component lcd
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show components component lcd components component lcd state serial-no sub0872g00ct state part-no "SUB-0872-02 REV 1" state empty false state mode standard

Configure LCD secure mode from the CLI

The LCD touchscreen supports a secure mode, which allows access only to management and setup options. No customer data is shown. You can enable secure mode for the LCD touchscreen from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Enable secure mode for the LCD.
    components component lcd config mode secure
    In this example, you enable secure mode for the LCD:
    appliance-1(config)# components component lcd config mode secure
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Disable the LCD from the CLI

You can choose to disable the LCD touchscreen from the CLI. This prevents access to all options and shows only an image to indicate that it is disabled.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Enable secure mode for the LCD.
    components component lcd config mode disabled
    In this example, you disable the LCD:
    appliance-1(config)# components component lcd config mode disabled
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Enable LCD standard mode from the CLI

You can choose to enable standard mode for the LCD touchscreen from the CLI. This allows access to all options.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Enable standard mode for the LCD.
    components component lcd config mode standard
    In this example, you enable standard mode for the LCD:
    appliance-1(config)# components component lcd config mode standard
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Platform LEDs overview

The behavior of the various LEDs on the platform indicate the status of the system or component.

Status LED

The status LED indicates the operating state of the system.
State
Description
off/none
System is powered down, or LCD module has failed.
green solid
System is running in normal mode.
amber solid
System is running in an impaired mode or is operating in one of these conditions:
  • It is in the standby power state
  • It is powered on and in the process of booting
  • It is powered on, but offline
amber/yellow blinking
System might be in a state in which a software or hardware problem is interfering with control of the LCD or communication is lost between the system and the LCD.

Alarm LED

The alarm LED indicates system alarm conditions and the severity of the alarm condition.
There are five levels of messages.
The alarm LED remains lit until you have used the LCD panel to clear alerts above an informational level.
State
Description
off/none
Informational or no alarm conditions are present. System is operating properly, is completely unpowered, or the LCD module has failed.
amber/yellow solid
Warning (0). System might not be operating properly, but the condition is not severe or potentially damaging. An error will occur if action is not taken.
amber/yellow blinking
Error (1). System is not operating properly, but the condition is not severe or potentially damaging. Notifications about error conditions, but the system is not unusable.
red solid
Alert (2) or Critical (3). System is not operating properly, and the condition is potentially damaging. Requires immediate attention.
red blinking
Emergency (4). System is not operating, and the condition is potentially damaging. System is not usable.

Management port LED

The management port LED indicates the link and activity status of the management port.
LED
State
Description
link
off/none
Not linked.
green solid
Linked at 1GbE.
amber solid
Linked at 10MbE or 100MbE.
activity
off/none
Not linked or link is idle.
green blinking
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data.

F5 logo ball LED

The F5 logo ball on the front of the chassis indicates when the platform has valid input power and can also function as a chassis locator. You can enable the chassis locator from the touchscreen LCD.
State
Description
on
System has valid input power applied.
blinking
Chassis locator function is enabled (only available when the platform is powered on).
off
System is powered completely off.

Power 1 and Power 2 LEDs

The Power 1 and Power 2 LEDs on the front of the chassis indicate the general operating state of the power supply units (PSUs).
Power supply state
Description
green solid
PSU is present and operating properly. Also indicates when the system is in power standby mode.
amber/yellow solid
PSU is present and operating in one of these conditions:
  • PSU not powered
  • PSU has experienced a fault or failure
  • Mismatched PSU configuration detected
  • Unidentified PSU configuration detected
off/none
PSU is not present or not fully seated in the chassis.

250W AC power supply unit (PSU) LEDs

The LEDs located on 250W AC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output LED
Condition (PWR-0334-xx)
green solid
green solid
Normal operation
off
off
Fault: Input UV
off
amber/yellow solid
Not valid
green solid
amber/yellow solid
Warning: VSB OC
Fault: SC, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green solid
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: VOUT OC, VOUT OV/UV
Fault: VSB OC, VSB SC
green blinking
amber/yellow solid
Fault: Input OV
green blinking
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: Input OV, Input UV
green blinking
off
Not valid
green solid
green blinking
PS_ON_L is high
green solid
off
PS_KILL PSU not inserted
OV - Over Voltage; OTP - Over Temperature Protection; UV - Under Voltage; OC - Over Current; VSB - Standby Voltage

650W AC power supply LEDs

The LEDs located on the 650W AC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output LED
Condition (PWR-0306-xx)
green solid
green solid
Normal operation
off
off
Fault: Input UV, Input OV, VSB SC
off
amber/yellow solid
Not valid
green solid
amber/yellow solid
Warning: VSB OC
Fault: Fan, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green solid
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: FAN, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green blinking
amber/yellow solid
Fault: Input OV
green blinking
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: Input OV, Input UV
green blinking
off
Not valid
green solid
green blinking
PS_ON_L is high
green solid
off
PS_KILL PSU not inserted
OV - Over Voltage; OTP - Over Temperature Protection; UV - Under Voltage; OC - Over Current; VSB - Standby Voltage

650W DC power supply LEDs

The LEDs located on the DC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output/Fault LED
Condition (PWR-0307-xx)
green solid
green solid
Normal operation
off
off
Fault: Input UV, VSB SC
off
amber/yellow solid
Not valid
green solid
amber/yellow solid
Warning: VSB OC
Fault: Fan, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green solid
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: FAN, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green blinking
amber/yellow solid
Fault: Input OV
green blinking
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: Input OV, Input UV
green blinking
off
Not valid
green solid
green blinking
PS_ON_L is high
green solid
off
PS_KILL PSU not inserted
OV - Over Voltage; OTP - Over Temperature Protection; UV - Under Voltage; OC - Over Current; VSB - Standby Voltage

650W HVDC power supply LEDs

The LEDs located on the DC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output/Fault LED
Condition (PWR-0378-xx)
green solid
green solid
Normal operation
off
off
Fault: Input UV
off
amber/yellow solid
Not valid
green solid
amber/yellow solid
Warning: VSB OC
Fault: Fan, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green solid
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: FAN, OTP, OC, VOUT OV/UV
green blinking
amber/yellow solid
Fault: Input OV
green blinking
amber/yellow blinking
Warning: Input OV, Input UV
green blinking
off
Not valid
green solid
green blinking
PS_ON is high
green solid
off
PS_KILL PSU not inserted
OV - Over Voltage; OTP - Over Temperature Protection; UV - Under Voltage; OC - Over Current; VSB - Standby Voltage

Platform interfaces overview

Every platform includes multiple interfaces. The exact number of interfaces that are on the system depends on the platform type.
Each interface on the platform has a set of properties that you can configure, such as enabling or disabling the interface and setting the requested media type and duplex mode.

10G SFP+ interfaces

The r2000/r4000 Series platforms include 1G SFP ports (1.0-4.0 and 7.0-10.0) and 10G SFP ports (5.0-6.0, 11.0-12.0), in which you can use 10 G (SFP+) or 1G (SFP) transceiver modules.
The SFP+ ports on these platforms are not backwards compatible with SFP transceiver modules.

25G SFP28 interfaces

F5
r2000/r4000 Series
platforms include 25 G (SFP28) ports (3 to 10 and 13 to 20), in which you can use 25G (SFP28), or 10G (SFP+) transceiver modules.
The SFP28 ports on these platforms are not backwards compatible with SFP transceiver modules.

Interface duplex mode and port speed

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.
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.
By default, the media type on interfaces is set to automatically detect speed and duplex settings. The system provides restrictions to prevent you from configuring an interface with invalid settings.
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.

Management port configuration overview

You can configure the front-panel management port on this platform from the CLI or webUI.

Enable the management port from the CLI

You can enable the management port from the CLI.
  1. Connect to the system using a management console or console server.
    The default baud rate and serial port configuration is 19200/8-N-1.
  2. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  3. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  4. Enable the specified management port.
    interfaces interface mgmt config enable
    In this example, you enable the management port on the platform:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface mgmt config enable
  5. Return to user (operational) mode.
    end
  6. Verify that the management interface is enabled.
    show interfaces interface mgmt state enabled
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface mgmt state enabled state enabled true

Disable the management port from the CLI

You can disable the management port from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Disable the specified management port.
    interfaces interface mgmt config disabled
    In this example, you enable the management port on the platform:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface mgmt config disabled
  4. Return to user (operational) mode.
    end
  5. Verify that the management interface is disabled.
    show interfaces interface mgmt state enabled
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface mgmt state enabled state enabled false

Configure auto-negotiation for the management port from the CLI

You can configure auto-negotiation for the management port from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Configure auto-negotiation for the management port.
    interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config auto-negotiate {
    true
    |
    false
    }
    In this example, you enable auto-negotiation:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config auto-negotiate true
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Configure duplex mode for the management port from the CLI

You can configure duplex mode for the management port from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Configure duplex mode for the management port.
    interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config duplex-mode {
    FULL
    |
    HALF
    }
    In this example, you configure the management port to be full speed:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config duplex-mode FULL
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Configure port speed for the management port from the CLI

You can configure port speed for the management port from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Configure the port speed for the management port.
    interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config port-speed {
    SPEED_1GB
    |
    SPEED_10MB
    |
    SPEED_100MB
    }
    In this example, you configure the management port to use 100MB speed:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface mgmt ethernet config port-speed SPEED_100MB
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Front-panel interface configuration overview

You can manage the front-panel interfaces on the platform from the CLI or webUI.

Show the status of all interfaces from the webUI

You can show the status of all interfaces on the platform from the webUI.
  1. Log in to the webUI using an account with admin access.
  2. On the left, click
    NETWORK SETTINGS
    Interfaces
    .
    A table showing all interfaces displays.

Configure an interface from the CLI

You can configure front-panel interfaces from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Configure settings for the specified interface.
    interfaces interface <
    interface
    > config {
    disabled
    |
    enabled
    } description <
    interface-description
    > type <
    interface-type
    >
    In this example, you enable and configure interface 1.0 with a custom description:
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface 1.0 config enabled description "Interface 1.0"
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Show the state of a specific interface from the CLI

You can show the state of a specific interface on a platform from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Display the current status of a specific interface.
    show interface interface <
    interface-number
    >
    When you specify a specific interface, a summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface 5.0 interfaces interface 5.0 state name 5.0 state type ethernetCsmacd state mtu 9600 state enabled true state ifindex 26 state oper-status DOWN state counters in-octets 0 state counters in-unicast-pkts 0 state counters in-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters in-multicast-pkts 0 state counters in-discards 0 state counters in-errors 0 state counters in-fcs-errors 0 state counters out-octets 0 state counters out-unicast-pkts 0 state counters out-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters out-multicast-pkts 0 state counters out-discards 0 state counters out-errors 0 state forward-error-correction auto state lacp_state LACP_DEFAULTED ethernet state port-speed SPEED_25GB ethernet state hw-mac-address 00:12:a1:34:56:78 ethernet state counters in-mac-control-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-mac-pause-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-oversize-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-jabber-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-fragment-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-8021q-frames 0 ethernet state counters in-crc-errors 0 ethernet state counters out-mac-control-frames 0 ethernet state counters out-mac-pause-frames 0 ethernet state counters out-8021q-frames 0 ethernet state flow-control rx on

Show the state of all interfaces from the CLI

You can show the state of all interfaces on the platform from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show the current state of all interfaces.
    show interfaces interface
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface state oper-status OPER NAME STATUS -------------- 5.0 UP 6.0 UP 7.0 DOWN 8.0 DOWN mgmt UP

Show statistics for all interfaces from the CLI

You can show statistics for all interfaces from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show statistics for all interfaces.
    show interfaces interface state counters
    Possible completions include:
    in-broadcast-pkts in-discards in-errors in-fcs-errors in-multicast-pkts in-octets in-unicast-pkts out-broadcast-pkts out-discards out-errors out-multicast-pkts out-octets out-unicast-pkts
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface state counters interfaces interface 1.0 state counters in-octets 0 state counters in-unicast-pkts 0 state counters in-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters in-multicast-pkts 0 state counters in-discards 0 state counters in-errors 0 state counters in-fcs-errors 0 state counters out-octets 0 state counters out-unicast-pkts 0 state counters out-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters out-multicast-pkts 0 state counters out-discards 0 state counters out-errors 0 interfaces interface 2.0 state counters in-octets 0 state counters in-unicast-pkts 0 state counters in-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters in-multicast-pkts 0 state counters in-discards 0 state counters in-errors 0 state counters in-fcs-errors 0 state counters out-octets 0 state counters out-unicast-pkts 0 state counters out-broadcast-pkts 0 state counters out-multicast-pkts 0 state counters out-discards 0 state counters out-errors 0 ...

Show the current running configuration for all interfaces from the CLI

You can show the current running configuration for all interfaces from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show the current running configuration for all interfaces.
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show running-config interfaces interface interfaces interface 1.0 config name 1.0 config type ethernetCsmacd config enabled ! interfaces interface 2.0 config name 2.0 config type ethernetCsmacd config enabled ! interfaces interface 3.0 config name 3.0 config type ethernetCsmacd config enabled ! ...

Show the current running configuration of VLAN interface members from the CLI

You can show the current running configuration of VLAN interface members from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show the current running configuration of VLAN interface members.
    show running-config interfaces interface
    ethernet
    switched-vlan
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show running-config interfaces interface ethernet switched-vlan interfaces interface 1.0 ethernet switched-vlan config trunk-vlans [ 2001 ] !

Reset counters for specified interfaces from the CLI

You can reset counters for specified interfaces from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Reset counters for specified interfaces.
    reset counters interfaces [ <
    interface-number
    > ]
    In this example, you reset counters for interfaces 1.0 and 2.0:
    appliance-1(config)# reset counters interfaces [1.0 2.0]
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Create a LAG interface from the CLI

You can create a LAG interface from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Create a LAG interface.
    interfaces interface <
    lag-name
    > config
    Possible completions include:
    aggregation config hold-time
    In this example, you create an IEEE 802ad LAG interface named "new-lag":
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface new-lag config type ieee802adLag
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Show the current running configuration for LAG interfaces from the CLI

You can show the current running configuration for LAG interfaces from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show the current running configuration for LAG interfaces.
    show running-config interfaces interface <
    lag-name
    > aggregation
    When you specify a LAG interface, a summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show running-config interfaces interface lag-test aggregation interfaces interface lag-test aggregation config lag-type STATIC aggregation config distribution-hash src-dst-ipport

Associate an interface with a specified LAG from the CLI

You can associate an interface with a specified LAG from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Associate an interface with a specified LAG.
    interfaces interface <
    interface-number
    > ethernet config aggregate-id <
    lag-name
    >
    In this example, you associate interface 1.0 with a LAG named "new-lag":
    appliance-1(config)# interfaces interface 1.0 ethernet config aggregate-id new-lag
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Port profiles overview

The front-panel SFP28 25G ports on F5
r2000/r4000 Series
systems support port profile functionality. Port profiles enable you to change which mode, or port speed, that port uses. SFP28 ports operate at 25G by default, and SFP+ ports operate at 10G by default. Only these configurations are available:
​2x25G​ - 4x10G
Two 25G (SFP28) ports run at 25G speed, and four 10G (SFP+) ports run at 10G.
4​x25G​
All four 25G (SFP28) ports run at 25G speed.
8x10G
All eight 10G (SFP+) ports run at 10G speed. This is the default configuration.
Changing the mode for a port profile reboots the system, and then removes stale interfaces and any references to stale interfaces from your configuration. You must reconfigure any previously-configured protocols to use your modified port group.

Configure a port profile from the CLI

You can configure port profiles for the interfaces on the system from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Change to config mode.
    config
    The CLI prompt changes to include
    (config)
    .
  3. Change the port profile configuration.
    port-profiles config mode [
    2x25G-4x10G
    |
    4x25G
    |
    8x10G
    }
    In this example, you configure the port profile to use the 4x25G mode:
    appliance-1(config)# port-profiles config mode 4x25G
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit
Changing the mode for a port profile reboots the system, and then removes stale interfaces and any references to stale interfaces from your configuration. You must reconfigure any previously-configured protocols to use your modified port profile.

Show the state of port profiles from the CLI

You can show the state for port profiles on the system from the CLI.
  1. Log in to the command line interface (CLI) of the system using an account with admin access.
    When you log in to the system, you are in user (operational) mode.
  2. Show which port profile is currently configured.
    show port-profile
    A summary similar to this example displays:
    appliance-1# show port-profile port-profile state mode 8x10G

Network interface LED behavior

The appearance and behavior of the network interface LEDs on the platform indicate network traffic activity, interface speed, and interface duplexity.

SFP/SFP+ port LED behavior

The appearance and behavior of the SFP/SFP+ port LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface speed, and interface duplexity.
State
Description
off (not lit)
No link.
green solid
Linked at 1GbE/10GbE.
green blinking
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 1GbE/10GbE.

SFP28 port LED behavior

The appearance and behavior of the SFP28 port LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface speed, and interface duplexity.
State
Module
Description
off (not lit)
SFP28 or SFP+
No link.
green solid
SFP28 or SFP+
Linked at 1GbE/10GbE/25GbE.
green blinking
SFP28 or SFP+
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 100MbE/1GbE/10GbE/25GbE.

Always-On Management overview

The Always-On Management (AOM) subsystem enables you to manage the system remotely from a serial console, even if the host is powered down. The AOM Command Menu operates independently of F5OS.
You can use the command menu to reset the unit if the system has locked up or get access to the system directly, so that you can configure it from the command-line interface.

Access the AOM Command Menu from the serial console

You can access the AOM Command Menu after connecting to the front panel serial console.
  1. Connect to the system using a management console or console server.
    The default baud rate and serial port configuration is 19200/8-N-1.
  2. Open the AOM Command Menu.
    Esc (
Quitting the AOM Command Menu returns you to the system console.

AOM Command Menu options

The AOM Command Menu provides the AOM options for the platform. You can access the AOM Command Menu from a serial console.
The availability of menu options varies depending on the platform type.
Letter
Option
Description
A
Reset AOM
Resets the AOM subsystem.
B
Set baud rate
Configures the baud speed for connecting to AOM from the serial console. These options are available:
  • 9600
  • 19200 (default)
  • 38400
  • 57600
  • 115200
I
Display platform information
Displays information about the AOM firmware and bootloader; chassis serial number, power status for the active console, front-panel USB port status, and system runtime status; power supply unit (PSU) status and serial numbers; and FIPS initialization error status (if applicable).
P
Power on/off host subsystem
Powers the host subsystem on or off.
R
Reset host subsystem
Resets the host subsystem with a hardware reset.
F5 does not recommend using this option under normal circumstances. It does not allow for graceful shutdown of the system.
U
Front panel USB port
Enables or disables the front-panel USB port on the platform.
When you change the USB port configuration, the system must restart for the change to take effect. The BIOS enables/disables the USB port as configured during startup.
Q
Quit menu and return to console
Exits the AOM Command Menu and returns to terminal emulation mode.