Manual Chapter : Understanding System Airflow

Applies To:

Show Versions Show Versions

BIG-IP SAM

  • 8.0.0

FirePass

  • 7.0.0, 6.1.0, 6.0.3
Manual Chapter
When you install the 4300 platform into a rack, it is important to understand the units airflow direction to ensure proper cooling.
The 4300 platform employs a positive pressure fan system, in which cold air outside the unit is blown into the platform. The airflow shown exiting the rear of the platform is from the power supply, which in this platform is located in the front of the unit.
Figure 9.1 illustrates the airflow pattern for the 4300 platform.