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Platform Specifications

General specifications for system features

This table lists general specifications for BIG-IP® system features for the 8900 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
Jumbo frames Support for maximum Ethernet frame size of 1818 bytes and MTU of 1800 bytes
Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.

Platform hardware specifications

This table lists hardware specifications for the 8900 platform.

Item Specification
Dimensions H: 3.5 inches (8.89 cm) x W: 17.75 inches (45.09 cm) x D: 20.75 inches (52.71 cm) (per unit) 2U industry standard rack-mount chassis
Weight 45.5 pounds (20.64 kg) with two power supplies, two hard drives, and bezel installed (per unit)
  • Front mount rack brackets add 1 pound (0.45 kg).
  • Quick install rail kit adds 5.5 pounds (2.27 kg).
  • Hard drives add 1.5 pounds (0.68 kg) each.
Processor 2 x Quad-Core AMD Opteron® processors
Network interface 16 x 10/100/1000 copper ports

8 x 1000Base-SX SFP fiber ports

2 x 10GE SFP+ fiber ports

  • 10GBASE-SR – 850nm (LC connector, optional)
Note: SFP modules will not operate at 1Gbps speeds in an SFP+ port.

1 x 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management port

Hard drive capacity 2 x 320 GB
RAM 16 GB
AC power supply 2 x 850 W 90 - 125 VAC(+/- 10%) or 200 - 240 VAC(+/- 10%) AUTO Switching

2 x NEMA 5-15P power cords

DC power supply 2 x 850W DC

Operating range: 44 to 72 VDC

Minimum start up voltage: 44 VDC

Note: Power supply will not start below 44 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 8900 platform.

Item Specification
Typical power draw (dual AC power supplies; 50% load; temp 25°C)

110VAC input: 397 W

220VAC input: 409 W

Typical power draw (dual DC power supplies; 50% load; temp 25°C) 48VDC input: 392 W
Maximum power draw (AC power) 220VAC input: 535 W
Maximum power draw (DC power) 48VDC input: 436 W
Typical heat generated (AC power)

110VAC input: 1536 BTU/hour

220VAC input: 1604 BTU/hour

Typical heat generated (DC power) 48VDC input: 1337 BTU/hour
Maximum heat generated (AC power) 1826 BTU/hour
Maximum heat generated (DC power) 1487 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.

EMC requirements

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

This equipment complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following 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 the following 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
ESTI EN 300 386 V1.3.3 (2005-04)  
EN 55022:2006 + C1:2006 Class A
EN 61000-3-2:2006  
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 + A2:2005  
  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
  IEC61000-4-11  
As Information Technology Equipment (ITE) Class A per (as applicable):
EN 55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003  
EN 55022:2006 + C1:2006 Class A Class A
EN 61000-3-3:1995 + A1:2001 + A2:2003  
EN 55024:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2003  
  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
  IEC61000-4-11  
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 8900 platform.

Specification type Detail Units Value
Acoustic 1

Front

Left

Right

Rear

Top

dBA

dBA

dBA

dBA

66

72

61

64

67

Altitude 2

Operational

Non-operational

Feet

Feet

13,000

40,000

Airflow 3 Open air CFM

260 (max)

Important: Specifications are subject to change without notification.
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