F5 BIG-IP iSeries License

BIG-IP License for iSeries appliances accelerate application delivery in regulated environments with fast and easy programmability, multivendor service orchestration, software-defined hardware, and line-rate performance.

As digital transformation becomes mainstream, the rapid growth in mobile, social, and IoT-based application development is challenging its ability to meet the needs of business users and increasing costs and complexity. Enterprises and service providers can unify application delivery for legacy and emerging applications across data center and cloud environments by standardizing on F5 BIG-IP appliances.

F5 BIG-IP iSeries License

The licensed BIG-IP iSeries platform combines software and hardware innovations that balance the need for performance, scalability, and security. The next-generation iSeries offers record-breaking software-defined hardware performance, fast and easy programming, and ecosystem-friendly orchestration. IT can offload SSL processing and provide full application delivery and security services anywhere, for any architecture and deployment model. This enables organizations of all sizes to accelerate private clouds.

F5 BIG-IP iSeries models

BIG-IP i15000 Series / 2RU

The i15000 Series offers high performance for security and services in a 2RU form factor. With 300M concurrent L4 connections, the i15x00 enables the consolidation of multiple services on a single device, including TCP/IP optimization, traffic routing, firewall, DDoS, CGNAT and DNS. The i15000 series includes:

  • TurboFlex Quad FPGA
  • 2 x 14-core Intel Xeon processors
  • 6 TB available usable disk space
  • 512 GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4 x 100G and 8 x 40G fiber ports

i15000 appliances offer the highest performance, high-speed ports per RU density available in an appliance, as well as the highest L4 throughput, 320/160G, L4/L7 throughput and up to 10M L7 RPS supports.

BIG-IP i11000 Series / 1RU

The BIG-IP i11000 Series of high-performance ADC appliances includes dedicated cryptographic hardware to enable SSL offload and hardware-based support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC). i11800 appliances offer the highest L7 request performance per second in a 1RU form factor. The i11000 Series includes:

  • Dual TurboFlex FPGA
  • 18-Core Intel Xeon Processor
  • 256GB DDR4 RAM
  • 960GB Enterprise-class Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Dual 80 Plus Platinum-certified high-efficiency power supplies

The i11000 – Series supports up to 180 million concurrent L4 connections and up to 32 vADC guests to consolidate application and security services, including L4 to L7 traffic management, DNS, DDoS protection and web application firewalls.

BIG-IP i10000 Series / 1RU

The BIG-IP i10000 Series of ADC appliances offer high performance and availability, with dedicated cryptographic hardware for SSL offloading and hardware-based support for Elliptic Curve Cryptography (ECC) and:

  • Dual TurboFlex FPGA
  • 8-Core Intel Xeon processor
  • 128GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480GB Enterprise-class Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Dual 80 Plus Platinum certified high-efficiency power supplies

The i10000 series of appliances is available as a 1RU appliance and supports up to 100 million concurrent L4 connections, up to 16 vADC guests and 160/80G L4/L7 throughput.

BIG-IP i5000 Series

The BIG-IP i5000 Series offers best-in-class performance for advanced mid-range ADC devices and features:

  • TurboFlex optimization technology
  • 4-core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 48GB DDR4 RAM
  • 480 GB solid enterprise class -State Drive (SSD)
  • eight 10GbE SFP+ ports
  • four 40GbE QSFP+ ports

Compared to previous models, the i5800 ADC offers twice the Layer 4 performance and simultaneous connections as well as 67 % more SSLTPS.

BIG-IP i7000 series / 1RU

The BIG-IP i7000 series of mid to high performance ADC appliances includes:

  • TurboFlex optimization technology
  • Intel Xeon processor with 6 cores
  • 96 GB DDR4 -RAM
  • 480 GB Enterprise Solid State Drive (SSD) class
  • Dual power supplies

Compared to previous models, this 1U ADC offers twice the Layer 4/7 performance and simultaneous Layer 4 connections by 60% plus SSL TPS and supports 50% more vADC guests.

BIG-IP i4000

The mid-range BIG-IP i4000 Series ADC appliances deliver exceptional performance that meets the application and security service needs of most small and medium-sized businesses. This i4000 Series includes:

  • 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 32GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Enterprise Class Hard Drive
  • Eight 1GbE Fiber Ports
  • Four 10GbE SFP+ Ports

The i4800 Series offers twice the Layer 4 throughput, 2.8x concurrent Layer 4 connections, and 2.2x SSL TPS than comparable models.

BIG-IP i2000 Series

The BIG-IP i2000 Series of high-performance, entry-level ADC appliances offers integrated application delivery and security services for small and medium-sized businesses. This series includes:

  • 2-Core Intel Xeon CPU
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM
  • 500GB Enterprise Class Hard Drive
  • Four 1GbE Fiber Ports
  • Two 10GbE SFP+ Ports

The i2800 series offers the double Layer 4 throughput, 2.8x concurrent Layer 4 connections and 1.5x more Layer 7 requests per second.

Agility and control in private cloud storages

Organizations are moving to private clouds to achieve agility and accelerate application time to market while maintaining control. Regardless of the cloud stack chosen, only basic network and application services such as load balancing are typically provided. Advanced security and application delivery services are required to optimize and protect applications. Highly scalable BIG-IP platforms with programmatic interfaces and service delivery templates enable integration and automation with orchestration systems, delivering right-sized services targeted to specific application needs.

F5 license for solutions integrate with leading private cloud technology stacks including OpenStack, VMware and Microsoft. For OpenStack, F5 provides native orchestration with Heat templates to automate end-to-end deployment of advanced applications and security services, reducing deployment times from days to minutes. Integration with VMware vRealize Orchestrator via the Blue Medora vRO plugin reduces setup time, enables self-service of F5 application services by application owners, and automates complex, multi-step workflows. F5 iWorkflow™ enables the integration of F5 appliances with SDN (Software Defined Networking) orchestration systems that provide a single point of contact between the orchestrator and the F5 appliances.

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F5 BIG-IP iSeries License

Easy Troubleshooting

The licensed BIG-IP iSeries appliances include a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC) and support for the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocol. With BMC firmware and AlwaysOn Management (AOM), F5 customers can access internal sensor data more deeply to monitor the system, including multiple temperature, airflow and voltage readings.

Out-of-band alerts for hardware-level issues are possible without a TMOS instance running. Get remote system console access to BMC and AOM functions through the same TMOS management port IP address, eliminating the need for a dedicated or separate network. BIG-IP iSeries devices can also display system information such as sensor readings for troubleshooting on their color LCD touchscreens.

BIG-IP iSeries Products