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Additional Hardware Specifications


Reviewing hardware specifications

The following section contains additional information about the IP Application Switch hardware platforms.


 

Specification

Description

Server/Node Operating System Compatibility

Load balancing of any TCP/IP OS, including Windows NT, Windows 95, all UNIX platforms, and Mac/OS

Internet/Intranet Protocol Support

All TCP services, UDP, SIP, and SSL; nearly all IP-based protocols

Administrative Environment Support

DNS proxy, SMTP, SSH, SNMP, dynamic/static network monitoring, scheduled batch job processing, system status reports, and alarms event notification

Network Management & Monitoring

Secure SSL browser-based interface, remote encrypted login and file transfer using SSH monitor, BIG-IP system network monitoring utilities and additional contributed software; SNMP gets and traps, iControl API using CORBA & SOAP/XML

Dynamic Content Support

ASP (active server pages),VB (visual basic script), ActiveX, JAVA,VRML, CGI, Cool Talk, Net Meeting, Real Audio, Real Video, Netshow, Quick Time, PointCast, any HTTP encapsulated data

BIG-IP Device Redundancy

Watchdog timer card, fail-safe cable (primary & secondary)

Web Server Application Compatibility

Any IP-based web or application server

Routing Protocols

RIP, OSPF, BGP

Operating Temperature

23° to 122° F (-5° to 50° C) per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2

Relative Humidity

10 to 90% @ 40º C, per Telcordia GR-63-CORE 5.1.1 and 5.1.2

Power Supply

350W 110/220 VAC AUTO Switching

Safety Agency Approval

UL 60950 (UL1950-3)
CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-00 (Bi-national standard with UL 60950)
CB TEST CERTIFICATION TO IEC 950
EN 60950

Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications

EN55022 1998 Class A
EN55024 1998 Class A
FCC Part 15B Class A

 

1000 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 1000 IP Application Switch platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Single PIII 1 GHz

Network Interface

8x10/100 with 1 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interface

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

512 MB (expandable to 2 Gigabit Ethernet)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

2000 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 2000 platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Dual PIII 1 GHz

Network Interface

16x10/100 with 2 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interface

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

1 GB (expandable to 2 GB)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

2400 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 2400 platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Single PIII 1.26 GHz

ASIC

Packet Velocity ASICTM

Network Interface

16x10/100 with 2 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

1 GB (expandable to 2 GB)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

5000 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 5000 platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Dual PIII 1 GHz

Network Interface

24x10/100 with 4 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

1 GB (expandable to 2 GB)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

5100 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 5100 IP Application Switch platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Dual PIII 1.26 GHz

Network Interface

24x10/100 with 4 Fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

1 GB (expandable to 2 GB)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

5110 specifications

The following specifications apply to only the 5110 IP Application Switch platform.


 

Specification

Description

Dimensions

3.5"H x 19"W x 21.7"D (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis

Weight

26 lbs. (per unit)

Processor

Dual PIII 1.26 GHz

Network Interface

24x10/100 with 4 Copper Gigabit Ethernet interfaces

Hard Drive Capacity

512 MB flash

RAM

1 GB (expandable to 2 GB)

 

Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Logging hardware failures

The BIG-IP system includes a script, called system_check, which monitors certain hardware components and notifies the user of their status. The hardware components that the system_check script monitors are:

  • Chassis fan speed
  • CPU fan speed (one or two)
  • Power supply (for platforms that include redundant power supplies)

    It is the UNIX cron daemon that runs the system_check script. The cron daemon runs the script on an ongoing basis at a regular interval, specified in the /config/crontab file.

Failure notification

When run, the system_check script reports the hardware status to the console. The script also logs all fan and power-supply failures to the file /var/log/bigip.

In addition to displaying status to the console and logging failures in the file /var/log/bigip, the BIG-IP system also displays an alarm condition on the front panel LEDs of the Application Switch platform. Table 2.8 shows the LED usage for alarm conditions related to fans and power supplies.

 

Hardware component

Status LED

Activity LED

Alarm LED

Chassis and CPU fans

X

X

Blinking red

Power supply 1 (upper)

Blinking yellow

Solid green

Blinking red

Power supply 2 (lower)

Solid green

Blinking yellow

Blinking red

 

Configuring system_check monitoring

You can customize the behavior of the system_check script in the following ways:

  • By changing the interval at which the cron daemon runs the script
  • By changing the way that the script displays output on the console
  • By disabling the monitoring of redundant power supplies.

    To change the system_check monitoring interval

    You can change the interval at which the cron daemon runs the system_check script by editing the interval value specified in the /config/crontab file.

    To configure the system_check output to the console

    By default, the status of chassis fans, CPU fans, and power supplies is suppressed from appearing on the console. (This is known as quiet mode.) Only error conditions are displayed. This automatic suppression of status is specified by default in the /config/crontab file, with the string system_check -q.

    You can remove the suppression of status and thus cause the BIG-IP system to display status on the console. You can do this by editing the /config/crontab file to remove the -q option from the string system_check -q.

    To display full SNMP platform table information (that is, run in debug mode), type the following:

    system_check -d

    To enable or disable power-supply monitoring

    You can enable or disable the monitoring of redundant power supplies by configuring the database key Local.Platform.PowerSupplyMonitor. The default setting enables the monitoring of the power supplies.

    If the database key is not present or is set to 1, the power supplies are monitored. If the database key is set to 0, the power supplies are not monitored.



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