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General specifications for system features

This table lists general specifications for BIG-IP system features for the 1600 platform.

Item Specification
Server/Node operating system compatibility Load balancing of any TCP/IP operating system: 32- and 64-bit Windows operating systems; 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 and monitoring Secure SSL browser-based interface, remote encrypted logon and file transfer using SSH monitor, BIG-IP system network monitoring utilities and additional contributed software; SNMP gets and traps; iControl API using CORBA and SOAP/XML
Dynamic content support ASP, VB, ActiveX, Java, VRML, CGI, Cool Talk, Net Meeting, Real Audio, Real Video, Netshow, QuickTime, PointCast, or any HTTP-encapsulated data
Device redundancy Watchdog timer, failsafe cable (primary and secondary)
SFP hot swap Support for hot swap of the SFP modules
Web server application compatibility Any IP-based web or application server
Routing protocols RIP, OSPF, and BGP with optional ZebOS Advanced Routing Modules
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Platform hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for the 1600 platform.

Item Specification
Dimensions H: 1.75 inches (4.45 cm) x W: 17 inches (43.18 cm) x D: 21 inches (53.34 cm) (per unit) 1U industry standard rack-mount chassis
Weight 20 pounds (9.07 kg) with one power supply (per unit)

22 pounds (9.98 kg) with two power supplies (per unit)

  • Front mount brackets add 1 pound (0.45 kg).
  • Rail kit adds 5 pounds (2.27 kg).
  • Optional quick install rail kit adds 5.5 pounds (2.27 kg).
Processor 1 x Intel Core2 Duo processor
Communication interfaces 4 x 10/100/1000 copper ports

2 x 1000Base-X SFP fiber ports

1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management port

1 x serial console port

1 x serial failover port

2 x USB interfaces

Hard drive capacity 160 GB
RAM 4 GB
AC power supply 1-2 x 300 W 90/240 +/- 10% VAC AUTO Switching
DC power supply 1-2 x 300 W DC

Operating range: 36 to 72 VDC

Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
Important: F5 Networks only provides support for F5-branded optical modules.

Platform environmental operating specifications

This table lists platform environmental operating specifications.

Item Specification
Operational temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operational relative humidity 10 to 90% (40°C)
Non-operational temperature -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Non-operational relative humidity 5 to 95% (40°C) non-condensing
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Platform power specifications

This table lists power specifications for the 1600 platform.

Item Specification
Typical power draw (dual AC power supplies; 50% load; temp 25°C) 110VAC input: 106W

220VAC input: 163W

Typical power draw (dual DC power supplies; 50% load; temp 25°C)

48VDC input: 125W

Maximum power draw (AC power) 220VAC input: 167W
Maximum power draw (DC power) 48VDC input: 139W
Typical heat generated (AC power) 110VAC input: 362 BTU/hour

220VAC input: 556 BTU/hour

Typical heat generated (DC power) 48VDC input: 427 BTU/hour
Maximum heat generated (AC power) Single power supply: 723 BTU/hour

Dual power supplies: 570 BTU/hour

Maximum heat generated (DC power) Single power supply: 435 BTU/hour

Dual power supplies: 474 BTU/hour

Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Safety requirements

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

EC Type Examination Certificates:
  EN 6090-1:2006+A11:2009  
  IEC 60950-1:2005, 2nd Edition  
  CB Scheme  
  UL 60950-1 2nd Edition, CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1-07 Master Contract 252302
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 1600 platform.

Specification type Detail Units Value
Acoustic 1 Front

Left

Right

Rear

dBA

dBA

dBA

dBA

68

64

67

68

Altitude 2 Operational

Non-operational

Feet (Meters)

Feet (Meters)

6,000 (1,829)

40,000 (12,192)

Airflow 3 Open air CFM 59.2
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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