Manual Chapter : Overview: f5optics package and optical transceiver modules

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Overview: Optics packages and optical transceiver modules

For your F5 platform to support newer optical transceiver modules, you must be running the latest version of the optics package for that platform.
Before you use optical transceiver modules with your 100G-capable platforms, you must update the system to the latest version of the optics package provided by F5.
When you run an optics package installation process, traffic on the system being updated is disrupted. During the installation process, you are prompted to confirm that you are aware of this action before the installation can proceed.
package is available only on F5 BIG-IP iSeries platforms and VIPRION 4000 Series blades running BIG-IP TMOS software version 12.1.1 HF2 or later.
package is available only on F5 rSeries platforms running F5OS-A software version 1.3.1 or later. Support for VELOS platforms running F5OS-C software will be available in the future.

Platform support for 100GbE

For detailed specifications and platform compatibility for all optics, see
F5 Platforms: Accessories
These platforms support 100G optical transceiver modules.
Platform family
i15000 Series
F5 rSeries
r5000 Series
F5 rSeries
r10000 Series
B4000 Series