Applies To:Show Versions
- 1.5.0, 1.4.0, 1.3.2, 1.3.1, 1.3.0, 1.2.0, 1.1.1, 1.1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.0
Platform installation overview
Quick-install rails overview
Quick-install rail kit hardware
#8-32 truss head screws (from rail kit)
Flat washers (from rail kit)
M3 x 8mm flathead screws, black with patch (threadlock) (for rail lock brackets)
Install the rail lock brackets
- Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to attach the rail lock brackets to each side of the unit using two of the black M3x 8mmflathead screws that are provided with the platform.Use 5 inch-pounds (0.6 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws.
- Slide the unit into the rack.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.
- Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to secure the rail lock brackets to the rack on each side of the unit using one of the #8-32trusshead screws that are provided with the platform.Use 14 to 16 inch-pounds (1.6 to 1.8 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws.For square hole racks, use one screw and washer from the quick-install rail kit hardware to secure the rail to the rear end of the rack.
Mid-mount bracket overview
Mid-mount bracket kit hardware
M3 x 8mm flathead screws, black with patch
Install to a two-post rack using a mid-mount kit
- Align the holes on the mid-mount bracket with the hardware on the side of the unit, and slide the bracket forward to secure it into place.
- Secure the bracket to the unit using three of the M3 x 8mm flathead screws that are provided with the kit. Use 4 to 6 inch-pounds (.5 to .7 Newton-meters) of torque on these screws.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other bracket.
- Lift the unit into place in the rack.Due to the weight of the appliance, this step requires two people.
- Secure the unit to the rack using appropriate rack mount screws for the rack on each side. The unit must be fastened securely to the rack to provide adequate stability and to prevent the unit from falling out of the rack.
Chassis ground overview
Connect the ground lug to the ground terminal
- Crimping tool
- Singlering ground terminal lug
- One6AWG copper wire long enough to reach from the chassis to the common bonding network (CBN)
- Remove theM5Keps nuts from the ground lug on the back of the chassis.
- Attach a ground ring terminal to the6AWG copper ground wire.
- Install the ground ring terminal onto the chassis ground terminal.
- Secure the ground ring terminal with theM5Keps nuts.Use 18 to 24 inch-pounds (2.0 to 2.7 Newton-meters) of torque on these Keps nuts.
- Connect the ground wire to a common bonding network (CBN).
Connect the cables and other hardware
- If you are using the default network configured on the management interface, connect an Ethernet cable to the management port.For EMI compliance, shielded cables are required for the management port, and the shield must be grounded at both ends.
- Connect the console port to a serial console server. Depending on which system you have and the console network to which you are attaching, you can use either the supplied RJ45 to DB9 console port cable or the RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial adapter to connect the system to a serial console.
- Connect the RJ45 to DB9 console port cable to the console port on the system.The default baud rate and serial port configuration is 19200/8-N-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. For information about cable and connector pinout specifications, seeF5 Platforms: Accessoriesat techdocs.f5.com/en-us/hw-platforms/f5-plat-accessories.html.
- Connect power to installed power supply units (PSUs):Be sure to route the power cords away from the fan tray so that the cords do not impede access to it.
- For AC-powered systems, connect an auto-locking power cable to the power input panel on all installed PSUs, and then connect the cable to the power source.Not all country-specific power cables include a locking feature.To remove the locking power cord, pull one or both of the power cord locking tabs away from the power supply.
- For HVDC-powered systems, connect an auto-locking power cable to the power input panel on all installed PSUs, and then connect the cable to the power source.Not all country-specific power cables include a locking feature.To remove the locking power cord, pull one or both of the power cord locking tabs away from the power supply.
- For DC-powered systems, attach an assembled DC terminal block to all installed PSUs, and then connect the cables to your DC mains power source.
- Connect any optical transceiver modules.
- Remove the protective film from the LCD touchscreen using the small cutout on the lower right corner of the film.
System management overview
- Rest API