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Platform Specifications

General specifications for system features

This table lists general specifications for the VIPRION® 4800 Series platform.

Item Specification
Transceiver modules hot swap Support for hot swap of 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
Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing™ (vCMP™) Supports provisioning and managing multiple, hosted instances of the BIG-IP software on a single hardware device
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

VIPRION B4300/B4400 Series blade hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for VIPRION® B4300/B4400 Series blades.

Specification B4300 B4340N B4450
Dimensions Proprietary to fit F5® Networks chassis
Weight 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg) 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg) 19.0 pounds (8.62 kg)
Processor 2 x Hex-Core Intel® Xeon® processors 2 x Hex-Core Intel Xeon processors 2 x 12-Core Intel Xeon processors
Communication interfaces 2 x 40GbE QSFP+ fiber ports

8 x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports

  • 10GBASE-SR - 850nm (LC connector, two modules included)

1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management port

2 x 40GbE QSFP+ fiber ports

8 x 10GbE SFP+ fiber ports

  • 10GBASE-SR - 850nm (LC connector, two modules included)

1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management port

2 x 40GbE QSFP+ fiber ports

2 x 100GbE QSFP28 fiber ports

6 x 40GbE QSFP_ fiber ports

1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management port

Storage drive capacity 1 x 600 GB HDD 1 x 600 GB HDD 1 x 1.6 TB SSD
RAM 48 GB 96 GB 256 GB
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
Important: F5® only provides support for F5-branded or F5-provided optical modules.

Chassis hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for the VIPRION® 4800 chassis.

Item Specification
Dimensions H: 27.8 inches (70.61 cm) x W: 17.4 inches (44.2 cm) x D: 21.25 inches (54.0 cm) rack-mount chassis
Weight Fully-loaded system (8 blades, 4 power supplies, 2 fan trays, 2 annunciator cards): 261.0 pounds (118.4 kg)

Half-loaded system (4 blades, 4 blanks, 2 power supplies, 2 fan trays, 2 annunciator cards): 179 pounds (81.2)

Empty chassis, as shipped (0 blades, 8 blanks, 2 power supplies, 2 fan trays, 2 annunciator cards): 126 pounds (57.2 kg)

Empty chassis, components removed for installation (0 blades, 0 blanks, 0 power supplies, 0 fan trays, 2 annunciator cards): 73 pounds (33.1 kg)

AC power supply: 5.2 pounds (2.37 kg)

DC power supply: 4.6 pounds (2.1 kg)

Power supply blank: 0.8 pounds (3.6 kg)

B4300 Series blade: 18.5 pounds (8.39 kg)

B4400 Series blade: 19.0 pounds (8.62 kg)

Blank: 2.2 pounds (1.0 kg)

Fan tray: 10.8 pounds (4.9 kg)

Annunciator card: 0.8 pounds (3.6 kg)

Processor See blade specifications
Hard drive capacity See blade specifications
RAM See blade specifications
AC power input requirements 1 to 4 x 200 to 240VAC input

18A per input (max)

DC power supply 1 to 4 x 2600W -44 to -72 VDC

80A per input (max)

Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Chassis environmental operating specifications

This table lists environmental operating specifications for the VIPRION® chassis.

Item Specification
Operational temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C)
Operational temperature (NEBS-certified system) 23° to 131°F (-5° to 55°C)
Operational relative humidity 5 to 85% at 104°F (40°C)
Non-operational temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Non-operational temperature (NEBS-certified system) -40° to 158°F (-40° to 70°C)
Non-operational humidity 5 to 95% at 40°C non-condensing
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

About AC power requirements

When working with an AC-powered VIPRION® 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.

Note: 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. The system components (fan trays and annunciator cards) consume 800W, and each slot is provisioned to draw up to 600W; therefore, one power supply can support up to three blades with no redundancy. This table shows some of the possible blade and power supply redundancy configurations.

Table 1. AC power provisioning recommendations
  No redundancy 1 + 1 redundancy
Blade quantity Supplies (high-line) Supplies (high-line)
1 (600W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
2 (1200W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
3 (1800W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
4 (2400W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
5 (3000W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
6 (3600W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
7 (4200W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
8 (4800W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)

AC platform power consumption

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 output of the power supply.

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.

Table 2. AC mains total system power draw
Blade quantity and type 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) Minimum number of power supplies installed, no redundancy
1 x B4300 1230 1315 4515 4825 1
2 x B4300 1660 1830 6095 6715 1
3 x B4300 2090 2345 7670 8605 1
4 x B4300 2520 2860 9250 10495 2
5 x B4300 2950 3375 10825 12385 2
6 x B4300 3380 3890 13980 16165 2
7 x B4300 3810 4405 13980 16165 2
8 x B4300 4240 4920 15560 18055 2
1 x B4450 1200 1450 4095 4950 1
2 x B4450 1635 2025 5580 6910 1
3 x B4450 2070 2600 7065 8875 1
4 x B4450 2505 3175 8550 10835 2
5 x B4450 2940 3750 10035 12795 2
6 x B4450 3375 4325 11520 14760 2
7 x B4450 3810 4900 13000 16720 2
8 x B4450 4245 5475 14485 18685 2

DC power requirements

When working with a DC-powered VIPRION® 4800 Series platform, it is important to understand the DC power options and requirements.

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.

Table 3. DC power provisioning recommendations
Blade quantity No redundancy 1 + 1 redundancy
1 (600W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
2 (1200W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
3 (1800W) 1 (2600W available) 2 (2600W available)
4 (2400W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
5 (3000W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
6 (3600W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
7 (4200W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)
8 (4800W) 2 (5200W available) 4 (5200W available)

DC platform power consumption

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.

Table 4. DC mains total system power draw
Blade quantity and type 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) Minimum number of power supplies installed, no redundancy
1 x B4300 1230 1315 4515 4825 1
2 x B4300 1660 1830 6095 6715 1
3 x B4300 2090 2345 7670 8605 1
4 x B4300 2520 2860 9250 10495 2
5 x B4300 2950 3375 10825 12385 2
6 x B4300 3380 3890 13980 16165 2
7 x B4300 3810 4405 13980 16165 2
8 x B4300 4240 4920 15560 18055 2
1 x B4340N 1190 1275 4370 4680 1
2 x B4340N 1580 1750 5800 6425 1
3 x B4340N 1970 2225 7230 8165 1
4 x B4340N 2360 2700 8660 9910 2
5 x B4340N 2750 3175 10090 11650 2
6 x B4340N 3140 3650 11525 13395 2
7 x B4340N 3530 4125 12955 15135 2
8 x B4340N 3920 4600 14385 16880 2
1 x B4450 1200 1450 4095 4950 2
2 x B4450 1635 2025 5580 6910 2
3 x B4450 2070 2600 7065 8875 2
4 x B4450 2505 3175 8550 10835 4
5 x B4450 2940 3750 10035 12795 4
6 x B4450 3375 4325 11520 14760 4
7 x B4450 3810 4900 13000 16720 4
8 x B4450 4245 5475 14485 18685 4

NEBS-compliant VIPRION system configurations

This table lists available Network Equipment-Building System (NEBS)-compliant VIPRION® system configurations.

For a system to be completely NEBS-compliant, you must use a NEBS-compliant DC-powered chassis and blades.

Blade type C4400 chassis C4480 chassis C4800 chassis
B4100N x
B4200N x x
B4340N x x
B4450 x x

Safety requirements

This equipment complies with these requirements of the Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC.

EC Type Examination Certificates: Master Contract 252302
  CB Scheme  
  EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011  
  IEC 60950-1:2005, A1:2009  
  CSA 60950-1-07, Including Amendment 1:2011  
  ANSI/UL 60950-1-2011  
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

EMC requirements

This equipment complies with these EMC requirements.

USA--FCC Class A, Canada--Industry Canada Class A

This equipment complies with Subpart B of Part 15 of FCC Rules for Class A digital devices, Industry Canada ICES-003, Issue 5. Operation is subject to these two conditions:

  1. This equipment may not cause harmful interference.
  2. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

European Union

This equipment complies with these requirements of the EMC Directive 2004/108/EC:

As Telecommunication Network Equipment (TNE) in Both Telecom Centers and Other than Telecom Centers per (as applicable):
Directive Required Limits
EN 300 386 V1.5.1 (2010-10)  
EN 55022:2010 Class A
EN 61000-3-2:2006+A1:2009+A2:2009  
EN 61000-3-3:2008  
EN 55024:2010  
  IEC61000-4-2 6 kV (Direct), 8 kV (Air)
  IEC61000-4-3 3 V/m 80-1000MHz, 10 V/m 800-960 MHz and 1400-2700 MHz
  IEC61000-4-4 1 kV AC and DC Power Lines, 0.5 kV Signal Lines
  IEC61000-4-5 2 kV AC Line-Gnd, 1 kV AC Line-Line and Outdoor Signal Lines, 0.5 kV Indoor Signal Lines > 10m
  IEC61000-4-6 3 V
  IEC61000-4-8  
  IEC61000-4-11  
As Information Technology Equipment (ITE) Class A per (as applicable):
EN 55022:2010 Class A
EN 61000-3-3:2008  
EN 55024:2010  
  IEC61000-4-2 4 kV (Direct), 8 kV (Air)
  IEC61000-4-3 3 V/m
  IEC61000-4-4 1 kV AC Power Lines, 0.5 kV Signal, and DC Power Lines
  IEC61000-4-5 1 kV AC Line-Line and Outdoor Signal Lines, 2 kV AC Line-Gnd, 0.5 kV DC Power Lines
  IEC61000-4-6 3 V
  IEC61000-4-8  
  IEC61000-4-11  
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Acoustic, airflow, and altitude specifications

This table lists acoustic levels, airflow movement, and operational altitude specifications for the VIPRION® 4800 platform.

Specification type Detail Units Chassis with blade
Acoustic 5 Front

Left

Right

Rear

dBA

dBA

dBA

dBA

74

69

69

77

Altitude 6

Operational

Non-operational

Feet

Feet

6000

40,000

Airflow 7 Entire chassis CFM 2200
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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