supply cord is used as the main disconnect device; ensure that the
socket-outlet is located or installed near the equipment and is easily
Do not attempt
to lift the enclosure by means of the fan tray module. In the process of doing
so, the fan tray will pull free from the unit, with the potential of damaging
the remaining chassis and fan tray.
The fan tray
handles are not intended to support the weight of the chassis. Lifting the
chassis using the handles could damage the chassis and fan tray.
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.
has more than one power supply cord. Disconnect two power supply cords before
servicing to avoid electric shock.
current. Earth connection essential before connecting supply.
platform must be installed in a RESTRICTED ACCESS LOCATION, such as a central
office or customer premises environment.
guidelines apply to STATIONARY PLUGGABLE EQUIPMENT TYPE A with simultaneous
multiple connections to the AC MAINS SUPPLY:
The building installation shall provide a means
for connection to protective earth; and
The equipment is to be connected to that means;
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.
This product is sensitive
to electrostatic discharge (ESD). F5 recommends that you use proper ESD
grounding procedures and equipment when you install or maintain the
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.
your safety and to prevent damage to the chassis, at least two people are
required to remove this chassis from the shipping box.
Do not install blades or disconnect blades from the
chassis before supplying power to the chassis.
you supply power to the chassis prior to installing any blades.
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.
The screw that holds
the ejector handle in place is captive and cannot be removed from the
The screw is
captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
These screws are
captive and cannot be removed from the assembly.
that hold the ejector handle in place are captive and cannot be removed from
screws that hold the fan tray in place are captive and cannot be removed from
installing a DC power supply, be sure that the DC power source for the rack is
The USB LCD module
is an optional device that is not included with the platform by default. It
works only with VIPRION® 2000 Series
You should not
mix B4300 or B4400 blades with other blade types in a chassis.
power supplies installed in all available bays in the platform can affect
cooling and electromagnetic interference (EMI). If you need to run the unit
with fewer power supplies, you must install a blank supply bracket into any
empty power supply bays. The blank supply bracket is required to maintain
proper airflow in the system. If you do not have a blank supply bracket, leave
all supplies installed and unplug any unused power supplies.
You should use
only one power supply type (AC or DC) in a platform. AC and DC
interoperability is not supported.
are subject to change without notification.
provides support for F5-branded or F5-provided optical modules.
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
Do not mix power
supply models. If two power supplies are installed in the same system, use
only power supplies of the same model.
The power cables
included with this unit are for exclusive use with this unit and should not be
used with other electrical appliances.
contain solid-state drives (SSDs) consume an additional 10W (maximum) per
drive over platforms that contain hard disk drives (HDDs),
This platform supports
the use of 10G direct attach copper cables.
The photos shown here
are used for reference purposes and might not exactly match your chassis
If you are using a
breakout cable for 10GbE connectivity, you should use the supported distance
as detailed in the
Specifications for fiber QSFP+
section and not the
Specifications for fiber SFP+ modules
F5 Platforms: Accessories
unit without a fan tray for more than 30 seconds might cause permanent
replacement of hard disk drives (HDD) only.
The color of the
power supply bezel varies depending on whether the supply is AC- or
DC-powered. AC supplies are black, and DC supplies are grey. The photos shown
replacing SSDs in a dual-drive system, you must replace both of the SSD trays
installed in the platform at the same time.
Do not mix
storage drive types. If two drives are installed in the same system, use only
storage drives of the same type.
You must ensure
suitability of both the optical fiber and the laser transceiver on the other
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.
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.
supports Digital Diagnostics Monitoring (DDM), but DDM is not yet supported in
BIG-IP® software. DDM support
will be added in a future release.
All photos shown are
examples. The appearance of your components or accessories might vary
Supported only on
i5000/i7000/i10000/i11000 Series platforms.