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Platform Overview

F5
r5000/r10000 Series
models

F5
r5000/r10000 Series
platforms are powerful systems that are designed specifically for application delivery performance and scalability.
The
r5000 Series
platforms are available with a FIPS-validated hardware security module (HSM) as a factory-installed option (r5820-DF). These platforms have dual solid-state drives (SSDs).
The r5000 Series platforms are available with either an AC
, a standard DC,
or a high-voltage DC (HVDC) configuration. HVDC power supply units (PSUs) are available as a field-installed upgrade option (part number PWR-0378-xx) only on r5000 Series platforms with a part number of 200-0411-xx.
The r10000 Series platforms are available with either an AC
, a standard DC,
or a high-voltage DC (HVDC) configuration. HVDC power supply units (PSUs) are available as a field-installed upgrade option (part number PWR-0384-xx) only on r10000 Series platforms with a part number of 200-0413-xx.
High-voltage DC (HVDC) power supply units (PSUs) are specially designed to operate at a DC voltage range from 180VDC to 400VDC, and they are NOT compatible with standard DC PSUs that operate from -44VDC to -72VDC. DO NOT attempt to install an HVDC PSU for standard DC PSU operations OR mix HVDC PSUs and DC PSUs in the same unit.
Verify the part number of your platform by logging in to the CLI of the system and typing this command:
show components component platform state
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 r5000 platform
  1. 1000-BaseT capable management port
  2. USB 3.0 port
  3. Serial console port
  4. Serial failover port (future use)
  5. 100GbE QSFP28 ports (2)
  6. 25GbE SFP28 ports (8)
  7. Indicator LEDs
  8. 2.2 inch LCD touchscreen
Front view of the r10000 Series platform
  1. 1000-BaseT capable management port
  2. USB 3.0 port
  3. Serial console port
  4. Serial failover port (future use)
  5. 100GbE QSFP28 ports (2)
  6. 25GbE SFP28 ports (8)
  7. 100GbE QSFP28 ports (2)
  8. 25GbE SFP28 ports (8)
  9. Indicator LEDs
  10. 2.2 inch LCD touchscreen
The back of the r5000 Series platform includes one power supply unit (PSU), one power blank, and a chassis ground terminal. The dual PSU option is shown below.
Back view of the r5000 Series AC-powered platform
  1. Power input panel 1 (AC power receptacle)
  2. Power input panel 2 (AC power receptacle)
  3. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r5000 Series DC-powered platform
  1. Power input panel 1 (DC terminal)
  2. Power input panel 1 (DC terminal)
  3. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r5000 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
The back of the r10000 Series platform includes a removable fan tray, two power supply units (PSUs), and a chassis ground terminal.
Back view of the r10000 Series AC-powered platform
  1. Fan tray (removable)
  2. Power input panel 1 (AC power receptacle)
  3. Power input panel 2 (AC power receptacle)
  4. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r10000 Series DC-powered platform
  1. Fan tray (removable)
  2. Power input panel 1 (DC terminal)
  3. Power input panel 2 (DC terminal)
  4. Chassis ground terminal
Back view of the r10000 Series high-voltage DC-powered platform
  1. Fan tray (removable)
  2. Power input panel 1 (HVDC power receptacle)
  3. Power input panel 2 (HVDC power receptacle)
  4. 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:
r5000
Series.
2
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 two PSUs and two power cables: r10000 Series.
4
DC ring terminals, standard DC power only. By default, this platform includes two DC PSUs and four ring terminals.
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 8mm 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 either 1/10/25/40/100-Gigabit 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.

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.

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
arning: 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

1200W AC power supply LEDs

The LEDs located on the 1200W AC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output LED
Condition (PWR-0388-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

1200W DC power supply LEDs

The LEDs located on the 1200W DC power supply units (PSUs) indicate PSU operating state.
Input LED
Output/Fault LED
Condition (PWR-0385-xx)
green solid
green solid
Normal operation
off
off
Fault: Input UV
off
amber/yellow solid
Not valid
green solid
amber/yellow solid
arning: 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, setting the requested media type and duplex mode, and configuring Ethernet flow control.

25GbE SFP28 interfaces

F5
r5000/r10000 Series
platforms include 25 GbE (SFP28) ports (3 to 10 and 13 to 20), in which you can use 25GbE (SFP28), or 10GbE (SFP+) transceiver modules.
The SFP28 ports on these platforms are not backwards compatible with SFP transceiver modules.

100GbE QSFP28 interfaces

On platforms that include 100GbE interface ports, you can use only F5-branded 100GbE QSFP28 transceiver modules in those ports.
When a 100GbE interface operates at either 40GbE and 100GbE speeds, it is considered to be
bundled
.
On
the r10000 platform, the 100GbE ports (1, 2, 11, and 12)
default to 100GbE. The cable that you use when operating at 100GbE with 100GBASE-SR4 transceiver modules is an industry-standard OM4 qualified multi-mode fiber optic cable with female MPO/MTP connectors at both ends. The cable that you use with 100GBASE-LR4 transceiver modules is an industry-standard SMF fiber optic cable with LC duplex connectors and a reach of up to 10km. You must provide your own cable and F5-branded QSFP28 transceiver modules for 100GbE operation.

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 interface configuration overview

You can configure the platform front-panel management interfaces from the command-line interface (CLI) or the 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 <
    system-controller-slot
    >/mgmt0 config enable
    In this example, you enable the management port on blade 2:
    interfaces interface 2/mgmt0 config enable
    The system controller management port shows an operational state of
    UP
    .

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 <
    system-controller-slot
    >/mgmt0 config disable
    In this example, you disable the management port on blade 2:
    interfaces interface 2/mgmt0 config disable
    The system controller management port shows an operational state of
    DOWN
    .

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 command-line interface (CLI) or the 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.

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
    >
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command on a specific interface:
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface 1.0 interfaces interface 1.0 state name 1.0 state type ethernetCsmacd state mtu 9600 state enabled true state ifindex 19 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_100GB ethernet state hw-mac-address 00:94:a1:69:34:0d 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
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command.
    appliance-1# show interfaces interface state oper-status OPER NAME STATUS -------------- 1.0 DOWN 2.0 DOWN 3.0 DOWN 4.0 DOWN 5.0 DOWN 6.0 DOWN 7.0 DOWN 8.0 DOWN 9.0 DOWN 10.0 DOWN 11.0 DOWN 12.0 DOWN 13.0 DOWN 14.0 DOWN 15.0 DOWN 16.0 DOWN 17.0 DOWN 18.0 DOWN 19.0 DOWN 20.0 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
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command:
    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.
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command:
    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
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command:
    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
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command on a specified LAG interface:
    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 groups overview

The front-panel QSFP28 100GbE ports on
rSeries
systems support port group functionality. Port groups enable you to change which mode, or port speed, that port uses. QSFP28 ports operate at 100GbE by default, but depending on the optical transceiver module that you have installed in the port, you can configure the port group to use one of these modes:
100GbE mode
Creates one interface at 100G speed. This is the default mode for 100G ports.
​40GbE​ mode
Creates one interface at 40G speed. This is the default mode for 40G ports.
Changing the mode for a port group reboots the system, removes stale interfaces from your configuration, and removes any references to stale interfaces from your configuration. You will then need to reconfigure any previously-configured protocols to use the modified port group.

Available interfaces for port groups

The system creates and breaks down interfaces based on how you have configured port groups.
Optical transceiver module
Port group mode
Interfaces
QSFP28
100G
x.0
QSFP+
40G
x.0

Configure the mode of a port group from the CLI

You can configure a port group for the interfaces on the system at either 100GbE or 40GbE speeds from the CLI. You can also can break out the ports to either 4x25GbE or 4x10GbE.
  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 port groups for a specific interface.
    portgroups portgroup <
    interface-number
    > config mode [
    MODE_100GB
    |
    MODE_40GB
    ]
    In this example, you configure the port group mode on interface 2 to use the 100GB mode:
    appliance-1(config)# portgroups portgroup 2 config mode MODE_100GB
  4. Commit the configuration changes.
    commit

Show the state of port groups from the CLI

You can show the state for port groups 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 the current state for the port groups configuration.
    show portgroups portgroup
    This is an example of the output that you might see when you run this command:
    appliance-1# show portgroups portgroup portgroups portgroup 1 state vendor-name "F5 INC." state vendor-oui 009065 state vendor-partnum "OPT-0031 " state vendor-revision A0 state vendor-serialnum "A1B2C3D40 " state transmitter-technology "850 nm VCSEL" state media 100GBASE-SR4 state optic-state QUALIFIED state ddm rx-pwr low-threshold alarm -14.0 state ddm rx-pwr low-threshold warn -11.0 state ddm rx-pwr instant val-lane1 -1.96 state ddm rx-pwr instant val-lane2 -0.95 state ddm rx-pwr instant val-lane3 -1.06 state ddm rx-pwr instant val-lane4 -1.98 state ddm rx-pwr high-threshold alarm 3.4 state ddm rx-pwr high-threshold warn 2.4 state ddm tx-pwr low-threshold alarm -10.0 state ddm tx-pwr low-threshold warn -8.0 state ddm tx-pwr instant val-lane1 0.07 state ddm tx-pwr instant val-lane2 0.67 state ddm tx-pwr instant val-lane3 0.32 state ddm tx-pwr instant val-lane4 0.45 state ddm tx-pwr high-threshold alarm 5.0 state ddm tx-pwr high-threshold warn 3.0 state ddm temp low-threshold alarm -5.0 state ddm temp low-threshold warn 0.0 state ddm temp instant val 40.8046 state ddm temp high-threshold alarm 75.0 state ddm temp high-threshold warn 70.0 state ddm bias low-threshold alarm 0.003 state ddm bias low-threshold warn 0.005 state ddm bias instant val-lane1 0.00753 state ddm bias instant val-lane2 0.007448 state ddm bias instant val-lane3 0.007536 state ddm bias instant val-lane4 0.007504 state ddm bias high-threshold alarm 0.013 state ddm bias high-threshold warn 0.011 state ddm vcc low-threshold alarm 2.97 state ddm vcc low-threshold warn 3.135 state ddm vcc instant val 3.3027 state ddm vcc high-threshold alarm 3.63 state ddm vcc high-threshold warn 3.465 ...

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.
amber/yellow solid
Linked at 1/10GbE.
amber/yellow blinking
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 1/10GbE.

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.
amber/yellow solid
SFP28 or SFP+
Linked at 25GbE/10GbE.
amber/yellow blinking
SFP28 or SFP+
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 25GbE/10GbE.

QSFP+ port LED behavior

The appearance and behavior of the QSFP+ port LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface speed, and interface duplexity.
State
Description
off (not lit)
No link.
green solid
Linked at 40GbE when operating as a single 40GbE port (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
green blinking
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 40GbE (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
amber/yellow solid
Linked at 10GbE when operating as four 10GbE ports.
amber/yellow blinking
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 10GbE.

QSFP28 port LED behavior

The appearance and behavior of the QSFP28 port LEDs indicate network traffic activity, interface speed, and interface duplexity.
State
Module
Description
off (not lit)
QSFP+ or QSFP28
No link.
blue solid
QSFP28
Linked at 100GbE (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
blue blinking
QSFP28
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 100GbE (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
green solid
QSFP+
Linked at 40GbE when operating as a single 40GbE port (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
green blinking
QSFP+
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 40GbE (with all four LEDs operating in unison).
amber/yellow blinking
QSFP+
Link is actively transmitting or receiving data at 10GbE.

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. In this case, the system is reset with a hardware reset.
F5 does not recommend using this option under normal circumstances. It does not allow for graceful shutdown of the system.
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.