After you have reviewed the hardware requirements and become familiar with the BIG-IQ® 7000 Series platform, you can install the unit.
Although not required, a 1U space between units makes it easier for you to remove the unit from the rack in the event that the unit requires service. A 1U space between units also provides additional cable routing options.
Leaving at least 100 mm of space from the front panel of the unit to the rack front or rack door provides enough room for you to route the cables without excessive bending or insulation damage.
A shelf or similar device is required to support the unit if only one person is installing the unit.
The BIG-IQ® 7000 Series platform comes with two types of rack mounting kits: sliding quick-install rail-mounting and stationary front-mounting. An advantage of installing the quick-install kit is that you can then slide the unit in and out of the rack as needed.
The tasks required to install the platform might differ depending on the type of rack mount you decide to use or which type of cabinet unit you are installing into (single two-post cabinet or four-post cabinet).
You must use the front-mount/rail lock brackets (left and right) if you are installing into either a two-post or four-post rack and in two installation configurations:
The front-mount brackets
Use the quick-install rail kit if you want to be able to slide the unit in or out of the rack for maintenance activities. The kit includes two rails (left and right) and eight #8-32 thumb screws. The rails snap into place in the rack, and no tools are required to install a platform using this kit.
The rails are optimized for installation into square hole cabinets, but they can be installed in other cabinet styles, such as round hole cabinets, using the screws provided. The rails are easily converted to mount to either cabinet style.
Quick-install rail kit
For information about installing the platform using the quick-install rail kit, see the instruction guide provided by the manufacturer, which is included with the kit hardware.
After installing the platform, secure it to the rack with the rail lock brackets that are provided. Attach the front bezel to the unit by grasping the bezel using the indentations located on either side and applying a gentle forward, slightly upward force to the left side. This helps ensure that the left side is mounted flush to the unit .
This platform includes front-mount/rail lock brackets, which you can use to either attach the unit directly to the rack or secure a rail-kit mounted unit to the rack.
The rail lock thumb screw is integrated with the front-mount/rail lock bracket. Use the thumb screw to secure the unit to the rack when using the quick-install rail kit.
You should ground the platform after you install it in a rack. The chassis ground lug is located on the back of the platform.
Do not secure multiple bonding or grounding connectors with the same bolt. The grounding connectors do not need to be removed to perform service or installation procedures. You can connect other bonding or grounding conductors to a grounding connector provided a reliable bond between the connector and the equipment is not disturbed during installation, service, or maintenance of the platform.
Chassis ground lug
The RJ45F to RJ45M rolled serial (pass-through) adapter
You can now assign a management IP address to the system, and then license and provision the software.
Optionally, you should run the latest version of the qkview utility. This utility collects configuration and diagnostic information about your system into a single file that you can provide to F5 Technical Support to aid in troubleshooting. For more information, see http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/12000/800/sol12878.html.