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Platform Specifications

General specifications for system features

This table lists general specifications for system features for VELOS platforms.
Item
Specification
Transceiver modules hot swap
Support for hot swap of optical transceiver modules
Dynamic routing protocols
BFD, BGP4, IS-IS, OSPFv2, OSPFv3, RIPv1/RIPv2, RIPng
Jumbo frames
Support for maximum Ethernet frame size of 9216 bytes and MTU of 9128 bytes
Tenant software
Supports provisioning and managing multiple, hosted instances of tenant software on a single hardware system

VELOS CX410 chassis hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for VELOS CX410 chassis.
Item
Specification
Dimensions
H: 6.9 inches (17.5 cm) x W: 17.4 inches (44.2 cm) x D: 32.0 inches (81.3 cm) rack-mount chassis
Weight
Fully-loaded system (8 blades, 4 power supply units (PSUs), 1 fan tray, 2 system controllers, 2 PSU controllers): 192 pounds (87 kg)
Half-loaded system (4 blades, 4 blanks, 2 PSUs, 1 fan tray, 2 system controllers, 2 PSU controllers): 150 pounds (68 kg)
Empty chassis, as shipped (0 blades, 8 blanks, 2 PSUs, 1 fan tray, 2 system controllers, 2 PSU controllers): 132 pounds (60 kg)
Empty chassis, components removed for installation (0 blades, 0 blanks, 0 PSUs, 0 fan tray, 2 system controllers): 91 pounds (41 kg)
AC
/HVDC
power supply: 6.4 pounds (2.9 kg)
DC power supply: 7.0 pounds (3.18 kg)
Power supply blank: 0.2 pounds (0.09 kg)
BX110 blade: 7.3 pounds (3.3 kg)
Blank: 0.1 pounds (0.05 kg)
Fan tray: 12.0 pounds (5.4 kg)
System controller: 10.5 pounds (4.8 kg)
PSU controller: 0.5 pounds (0.2 kg)
Processor
See blade specifications
Hard drive capacity
See blade specifications
RAM
See blade specifications
AC power input requirements
2 to 4 x 3000W 200-240 VAC input
17A per input (max)
DC power supply
2 to 4 x 3000W 44-72 VDC input (operating minimum range)
80A per input (max)
Input Voltage Range −38 to −75 VDC
Turn-off Voltage (falling) −38.5 +/− 1 VDC
Turn-on Voltage (rising) -43.0 +/- 0.5 VDC
Specifications are subject to change without notification.

VELOS SX410 system controller hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for VELOS SX410 system controller.
Specification
SX410
Dimensions
Proprietary to fit F5 Networks chassis
Weight
10.5 pounds (4.8 kg)
Processor
1 x 8-Core Intel Atom processor (total 8 hyperthreaded logical processing cores)
Communication interfaces
1 x 10GbE management port
1 x RJ45 console port
1 x USB 3.0 interface
Storage drive capacity
1 x 1 TB solid-state drive (SSD)
RAM
32 GB
Specifications are subject to change without notification.

VELOS BX110 blade hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for VELOS BX110 blades.
Each 100GbE QSFP28 port also supports these alternate transceiver modules or breakout modes:
  • 40GbE QSFP+ modules
  • 4 x 25GbE using QSFP28 or QSFP+ breakout or AOC cables
  • 4 x 10GbE using QSFP28 or QSFP+ breakout or AOC cables
Specification
BX110
Dimensions
Proprietary to fit F5 Networks chassis
Weight
7.3 pounds (3.3 kg)
Processor
1 x 14-Core Intel Xeon processor (total 28 hyperthreaded logical processing cores)
Communication interfaces
2 x 100GbE QSFP28 fiber ports
Storage drive capacity
1 x 1 TB solid-state drive (SSD)
RAM
128 GB
Specifications are subject to change without notification.
F5 only provides support for F5-branded or F5-provided optical modules.

Chassis environmental operating specifications

This table lists environmental operating specifications for the VELOS chassis.
NEBS platforms meet NEBS environmental requirements per GR-63-CORE, with exceptions noted under "Guidelines for NEBS platforms."
Item
Specification
Operational temperature
32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operational temperature (NEBS-compliant system)
23° to 131°F (-5° to 55°C)
NEBS platforms meet NEBS requirements per GR-63-CORE.
Operational relative humidity
5% to 85% (40°C) non-condensing


Up to 93% (40°C) non-condensing for a maximum of 96 hours

Non-operational temperature
-40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Non-operational temperature (NEBS-compliant system)
-40 to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
NEBS platforms meet NEBS requirements per GR-63-CORE.
Non-operational relative humidity
5% to 93% (40°C) non-condensing

About AC power requirements

When working with an AC-powered VELOS platform, it is important to understand the AC power options and requirements.

About AC power cables

The power cable supplied with the hardware is a 220V high-line input cable. This type of cable requires a NEMA 6-20R wall outlet or a region-specific equivalent. Region-specific power cables are available from F5 Networks.
The power cables included with this unit are for exclusive use with this unit and should not be used with other electrical appliances.

AC power redundancy provisioning

The platform supports one to four AC power supplies. The power supplies are rated for 200VAC to 240VAC input. This table shows some of the possible blade and power supply redundancy configurations.
VELOS CX410 AC power provisioning recommendations
Blade quantity
No redundancy
N + 1 redundancy
N + N redundancy
1
1
2
2
2
1
2
2
3
1
2
2
4
1
2
2
5
2
3
4
6
2
3
4
7
2
3
4
8
2
3
4

AC power specifications - VELOS CX Series

The actual amount of power draw from the AC source depends on the type and number of blades, and the power supply AC source voltage and redundancy configuration. This table shows several possible configurations for high-line input voltage (220 VAC) and the typical and maximum power draw measured at the input of the power supply.
AC mains total system power draw
Blade quantity and type
Number of power supplies installed
Typical system power draw (W) 1
Maximum system power draw (W) 2
Typical system heat, including power supply losses (BTU/hr)
Maximum system heat, including power supply losses (BTU/hr)
1 x BX110
2+0
935W
1195W
3195 BTU/hr
4080 BTU/hr
1 x BX110
2+2
965W
1225W
3295 BTU/hr
4180 BTU/hr
2 x BX110
2+0
1300W
1635W
4440 BTU/hr
5580 BTU/hr
2 x BX110
2+2
1325W
1670W
4525 BTU/hr
5700 BTU/hr
3 x BX110
2+0
1645W
2075W
5615 BTU/hr
7080 BTU/hr
3 x BX110
2+2
1670W
2100W
5700 BTU/hr
7170 BTU/hr
4 x BX110
2+0
2020W
2520W
6895 BTU/hr
8600 BTU/hr
4 x BX110
2+2
2040W
2525W
6965 BTU/hr
8620 BTU/hr
5 x BX110
2+0
2350W
2945W
8020 BTU/hr
10050 BTU/hr
5 x BX110
2+2
2370W
2950W
8090 BTU/hr
10070 BTU/hr
6 x BX110
2+0
2715W
3390W
9265 BTU/hr
11570 BTU/hr
6 x BX110
2+2
2725W
3380W
9300 BTU/hr
11535 BTU/hr
7 x BX110
2+0
3075W
3830W
10495 BTU/hr
13070 BTU/hr
7 x BX110
2+2
3080W
3815W
10510 BTU/hr
13020 BTU/hr
8 x BX110
2+0
3455W
4280W
11790 BTU/hr
14605 BTU/hr
8 x BX110
2+2
3425W
4240W
11690 BTU/hr
14470 BTU/hr

About DC power requirements

When working with a DC-powered VELOS CX Series platform, it is important to understand the DC power options and requirements.
The platform supports up to two hot swappable DC power supplies. One power supply powers a chassis that contains zero to four blades, with no redundancy. Two power supplies power a chassis with any blade configuration, with full redundancy.

DC power redundancy provisioning

The platform supports one to four DC power supplies. Each slot is provisioned to draw up to 600W; therefore, one power supply can support two blade slots with no redundancy. This table shows some of the possible blade and power supply redundancy configurations.
DC power provisioning recommendations
Blade quantity
No redundancy
1 + 1 redundancy
1 (3000W)
1 (2600W available)
2 (2600W available)
2 (6000W)
1 (2600W available)
2 (2600W available)
3 (9000W)
1 (2600W available)
2 (2600W available)
4 (12000W)
2 (5200W available)
4 (5200W available)
5 (15000W)
2 (5200W available)
4 (5200W available)
6 (18000W)
2 (5200W available)
4 (5200W available)
7 (21000W)
2 (5200W available)
4 (5200W available)
8 (24000W)
2 (5200W available)
4 (5200W available)

DC power specifications - VELOS CX Series

The actual amount of power draw from the DC power source depends on the type and number of blades and the redundancy configuration. This table shows several possible configurations, and the typical and maximum power draw measured at the output of the power supply (at an input voltage of 48 VDC).
F5® recommends that you add 10% to the numbers in the table due to conversion loss in power supplies when you are provisioning power and cooling.
DC mains total system power draw
Blade quantity and type
Number of power supplies installed
Typical system power draw (W) 3
Maximum system power draw (W) 4
Typical system heat, including power supply losses (BTU/hr)
Maximum system heat, including power supply losses (BTU/hr)
1 x BX110
2+0
970W
1220W
3310 BTU/hr
4165 BTU/hr
1 x BX110
2+2
1065W
1355W
3635 BTU/hr
4625 BTU/hr
2 x BX110
2+0
1345W
1715W
4590 BTU/hr
5855 BTU/hr
2 x BX110
2+2
1415W
1765W
4830 BTU/hr
6025 BTU/hr
3 x BX110
2+0
1710W
2175W
5835 BTU/hr
7425 BTU/hr
3 x BX110
2+2
1785W
2215W
3095 BTU/hr
7560 BTU/hr
4 x BX110
2+0
2075W
2620W
7080 BTU/hr
8940 BTU/hr
4 x BX110
2+2
2160W
2675W
7370 BTU/hr
9130 BTU/hr
5 x BX110
2+0
2440W
3075W
8330 BTU/hr
10495 BTU/hr
5 x BX110
2+2
2475W
3095W
8445 BTU/hr
10565 BTU/hr
6 x BX110
2+0
2800W
3550W
9555 BTU/hr
12115 BTU/hr
6 x BX110
2+2
2840W
3555W
9695 BTU/hr
12130 BTU/hr
7 x BX110
2+0
3200W
4030W
10920 BTU/hr
13755 BTU/hr
7 x BX110
2+2
3180W
3990W
10855 BTU/hr
13615 BTU/hr
8 x BX110
2+0
3575W
4505W
12200 BTU/hr
15375 BTU/hr
8 x BX110
2+2
3555W
4445W
12130 BTU/hr
15170 BTU/hr

NEBS-compliant VELOS system configurations

This table lists available Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS)-compliant VELOS system configurations.
For a system to be completely NEBS-compliant, you must use a NEBS-compliant DC-powered chassis and blades.
Blade type
CSX410-N chassis
BX110
x

European Union (EU) Declaration of Conformity (DoC)

This declaration of conformity is issued under the sole responsibility of the manufacturer. This product conforms to the relevant Union harmonised legislation: Directives 2014/35/EU, 2014/30/EU, and 2011/65/EU.
IEC 62368-1:2014 (Second Edition)
EN 62368-1:2014+A11:2017
CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1-14, UL 62368-1, 2nd edition
ETSI EN 300 386 V1.6.1 (2012) Class A
EN 55032:2012/AC:2013 Class A
EN 55024:2010 Class A
IEC 63000:2018

Acoustic and altitude specifications

This table lists acoustic levels and operational altitude specifications for VELOS platforms.
Specification type
Detail
Value
Notes
Acoustic
Sound power
81.4 dBA
A-weighted Sound Power at 27°C full system load.
Altitude
Operational
6,000 Feet
Per Telcordia GR-63-CORE, section 4.1.3: This unit is functional when installed at elevations between 60m (197 feet) below sea level and 1800m (6000 feet) above sea level at the aisle ambient temperatures of 40°C.
NEBS-compliant platforms conform to NEBS specifications above 6000 feet.
Non-operational
40,000 Feet

Airflow specifications

This table lists airflow movement specifications for VELOS platforms.
Fan tray airflow measurements are taken at 100% duty cycle and in open air.
Platform
Value (max)
CX410
711 CFM (237 CFM per fan x 3 fans)