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BIG-IP i5600 Local Traffic Manager (48 GB Memory, SSD, Base SSL, Base Compression)
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Application Delivery with Programmable Infrastructure
Applications drive innovation and profitability, allowing your business to leverage trends such as cloud computing, mobility, and software-defined networking (SDN). Your IT department depends on your network infrastructure to meet the challenges of today—and tomorrow.

F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) helps you deliver your applications to your users in a reliable, secure, and optimized way. You get the extensibility and flexibility of application services with the programmability you need to manage your physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructure. With BIG-IP LTM, you have the power to simplify, automate, and customize applications faster and more predictably.


Key benefits

Deliver applications rapidly and reliably
Optimize for today’s web applications with HTTP/2 to ensure that your customers and users have access to the applications they need—whenever they need them.

Automate and customize with programmable infrastructure
Control your applications—from connection and traffic to configuration and management—with F5 iRules LX, the next stage of evolution for network programmability that brings Node.js language support to the BIG-IP platform.

Transition to SDN and cloud networks
Realize operational consistency and comply with business needs across physical, virtual, and cloud environments with deployment flexibility and scalability.

Easily deploy and manage applications
User-defined F5 iApps® Templates make it easy to deploy, manage, and get complete visibility into your applications.

Secure your critical applications
Protect the apps that run your business with industry-leading SSL performance and visibility.


Application Intelligence

Application Traffic Management
BIG-IP LTM includes static and dynamic load balancing to eliminate single points of failure. Application proxies give you protocol awareness to control traffic for your most important applications. BIG-IP LTM also tracks the dynamic performance levels of servers in a group, ensuring that your applications are not just always on, but are easier to scale and manage.

Secure Application Delivery
BIG-IP LTM delivers industry-leading SSL performance and visibility for inbound and outbound traffic, so you can cost-effectively protect your entire user experience by encrypting everything from the client to the server. It also defends against potentially crippling DDoS attacks and provides ICAP services for integration with data loss protection (DLP) and virus protection.

Application Delivery Optimization
BIG-IP LTM dramatically improves page load times and the user experience with HTTP/2, caching, compression, F5 TCP Express™, and F5 OneConnect™. It also makes real-time protocol and traffic-management decisions based on application and server conditions, extensive connection management, and TCP and content offloading.


Application Visibility and Monitoring
Monitor exactly how your application is performing for real users based on application response times, network conditions, and user context. F5 Analytics captures applicationspecific statistics, such as URL, throughput, and server latency, reported at different levels of the service. BIG-IP LTM makes it simple to integrate with your existing tools using industry standards such as sFlow, SNMP, and syslog.



Programmable Infrastructure

iRules
The F5 iRules® scripting language—F5’s traffic scripting interface—enables programmatic analysis, manipulation, and detection of all aspects of the traffic in your networks. Customers routinely implement security mitigation rules, support new protocols, and fix application-related errors in real time. With robust and flexible iRules, you can easily and rapidly develop solutions that you can then deploy across multiple applications confidently.

iRules LX
iRules LX is the next stage of evolution for network programmability that brings Node.js language support to the BIG-IP platform. Node.js allows JavaScript developers access to over 250,000 npm packages that make code easier to write and maintain. Development teams can access and work on code with the new iRules LX Workspace environment and the new plug-in available for the Eclipse IDE, which can be used for continuous integration builds.

iApps
BIG-IP LTM includes F5 iApps Templates, a powerful feature that enables you to deploy, manage, and analyze enterprise application services as a whole rather than individually managing configuration and objects. iApps gives you greater visibility into and control over application delivery—and helps you deploy in hours rather than weeks. This applicationcentric approach aligns the network with your applications and adapts application delivery to business needs.



iControl
The F5 iControl® APIs and SDK allow automation and integration of custom applications into all aspects of BIG-IP LTM and other BIG-IP modules. iControl is delivered as both REST and SOAP APIs to fit the model best suited for your organization. With iControl, every aspect of BIG-IP LTM configuration, including most aspects of all BIG-IP modules—from device and application provisioning to application tuning and health and support initiation—can be programmatically automated to achieve dynamic infrastructures.

iCall
F5 iCall™ is a powerful scripting framework, based on TMSH (the F5 TMOS® Shell commandline interface) and Tcl, that helps customers maintain their environment and reduce downtime by automating tasks. It monitors for events and executes scripts to resolve issues quickly and predictably. iCall enables administrators to react to specified events by executing services on the management plane, such as generating a TCP stack dump on a failure, executing a specific iApp to reconfigure application network service settings, or adjusting load balancing weights on application services based on a change in health monitoring data.


Scalable Infrastructure

Cloud Ready
BIG-IP LTM makes it easy to realize operational consistency and comply with business needs across physical, virtual, and cloud environments, removing the friction of transitioning applications between traditional physical and cloud architectures.

ScaleN
F5 ScaleN™ technology uses the F5 VIPRION® chassis, Device Service Clusters, and the scaling capabilities of F5 Virtual Clustered Multiprocessing™ (vCMP) to enable more efficient, elastic, and multi-tenant solutions for data centers, clouds, and hybrid deployments. ScaleN moves beyond traditional infrastructure limitations and offers multiple scalability and consolidation models to help you meet your specific business needs.

Virtual Networking
The BIG-IP® SDN Services module natively supports VXLAN and NVGRE to offer gateway capabilities with BIG-IP LTM bridging virtual and traditional networks. This lets you keep things simple, applying application delivery network services across both virtual and traditional networks.

Advanced Routing
The BIG-IP® Advanced Routing™ Module allows BIG-IP LTM to provide networking routing capabilities such as BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, and BFD for enhanced interoperability within the network, increasing the resilience and capacity of your network.


BIG‑IP LTM Features
 
Application Traffic  Management Application Delivery Optimization Secure Application Delivery
Intelligent load balancing ·
Application protocol support (HTTP/2, SSL/TLS, SIP, etc.) ·
Application health monitoring ·
Application connection state management ·
F5 OneConnect ·
Advanced routing (BGP, RIP, OSPF, ISIS, BFD) ·
SDN services (VXLAN, NVGRE)
Symmetric adaptive compression ·
RAM cache and compression ·
TCP Express ·
HTTP/2 gateway

 
SSL connection and session mirroring
Hybrid crypto services (Hardware SSL offload for BIG-IP VE) ·
SSL/TLS encryption offload (hardware accelerated) ·
Algorithm agility (GCM, ECC, Camellia, DSA, RSA) ·
Suite B support including forward secrecy ·
Internal/Network/Cloud HSM (FIPS 140-2) ·
SSL visibility

Application Visibility and Monitoring

Programmable Infrastructure

ScaleN
F5 Analytics · Performance dashboard ·
High-speed logging ·
sFlow
iRules and iRules LX for data plane programmability ·
iCall for event-based control-plane scripting ·
iApps for app-level config management and deployment ·
iControl for Management API (SOAP, REST)
On-demand scaling ·
All-active application clustering ·
Operational scaling (multi-tenant and virtualization)
F5 BIG-IP i5600 i5800 Hardware Datasheet
The BIG-IP i5000 series offers best-in-class performance for advanced mid-range ADC appliances. The series features TurboFlex optimization technology, 4-Core Intel Xeon CPU, 48GB DDR4 RAM, a 480GB enterprise class solid-state drive (SSD), eight 10GbE SFP+ ports, and four 40GbE QSFP+ ports. The i5800 provides double the Layer 4 throughput, double the Layer 4 concurrent connections, and offers 67% more SSL TPS than previous comparable models.
Specifications i5600 i5800
Intelligent Traffic
Processing:
L7 requests per second: 1M
L4 connections per second: 500K
L4 HTTP requests per second: 6M
Maximum L4 concurrent connections: 40M
Throughput: 60 Gbps/35 Gbps L4/L7
L7 requests per second: 1.8 M
L4 connections per second: 800K
L4 HTTP requests per second: 12M
Maximum L4 concurrent connections: 40M
Throughput: 60 Gbps/35 Gbps L4/L7
Hardware Offload SSL/TLS: ECC†: 13K TPS (ECDSA P-256)
RSA: 20K TPS (2K keys)
15 Gbps bulk encryption*
ECC†: 20K TPS (ECDSA P-256)
RSA: 35K TPS (2K Keys)
20 Gbps bulk encryption*
FIPS SSL: N/A N/A
Hardware Compression: N/A 20 Gbps
Hardware DDoS Protection: 25M SYN cookies per second 50M SYN cookies per second
TurboFlex Performance Profiles N/A Tier 3 (2x bandwidth)
Software Compression: 12 Gbps N/A
Software Architecture: 64-bit TMOS 64-bit TMOS
On-Demand Upgradable: Yes N/A
Virtualization (Maximum Number of vCMP® Guests): N/A 8
Processor: One 4-Core Intel Xeon processor (total 8 hyperthreaded logical processor cores) One 4-Core Intel Xeon processor (total 8 hyperthreaded logical processor cores)
Memory: 48 GB DDR4 48 GB DDR4
Hard Drive: 1x 480 GB Enterprise Class SSD 1x 480 GB Enterprise Class SSD
Gigabit Ethernet CU Ports: Optional SFP Optional SFP
Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP): Optional SFP+ (SX or LX) Optional SFP+ (SX or LX)
10 Gigabit Fiber Ports (SFP+): 8 SR/LR (sold separately); optional 10G copper direct attach 8 SR/LR (sold separately); optional 10G copper direct attach
40 Gigabit Fiber Ports (QSFP+): 4 SR4/LR4 (sold separately); QSFP + optical breakout cable
assemblies available to convert to 10 gigabit ports
4 SR4/LR4 (sold separately) (QSFP+ optical breakout cable
assemblies available to convert to 10 gigabit ports)
Power Supply: 1x 650W Platinum AC PSU (Additional PSU optional, 2x 650W DC PSU optional) 1x 650W Platinum AC PSU (Additional PSU optional, 2x 650W DC PSU optional)
Typical Consumption: 265W (single power supply, 110V input)** 265W (single power supply, 110V input)**
Input Voltage: 100–240 VAC +/- 10% auto switching, 50/60hz 100-240 VAC +/- 10% auto switching, 50/60hz
Typical Heat Output: 905 BTU/hour (single power supply, 110V input)** 905 BTU/hour (single power supply, 110V input)**
Dimensions: 1.72” (4.37 cm) H x 17.4” (44.2 cm) W x 30.6” (77.72 cm) D
1U industry standard rack-mount chassis
1.72″ (4.37 cm) H x 17.4″ (44.2 cm) W x 30.6″ (77.72 cm) D
1U industrial standard rack-mount chassis
Weight: 26 lbs. (11.8 kg) (dual power supply) 26 lbs. (11.8 kg) (dual power supply)
Operating Temperature: 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C) 32° to 104° F (0° to 40° C)
Operational Relative Humidity: 5 to 85% at 40º C 5 to 85% at 40° C
Safety Agency Approval: ANSI/UL 60950-1-2014
CSA 60950-1-07, including A1:2011+A2:2014
IEC 60950-1:2005, A1:2009+A2:2013
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
ANSI/UL 60950-1-2014
CSA 60950-1-07, including A1:2011+A2:2014
IEC 60950-1:2005, A1:2009+A2:2013
EN 60950-1:2006+A11:2009+A1:2010+A12:2011+A2:2013
Certifications/
Susceptibility Standards:
ETSI EN 300 386 V1.6.1 (2012)
EN 55032:2012 Class A; EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 61000-3-3:2013; EN 55024:2010
FCC Class A (Part 15), IC Class A, VCCI Class A
ETSI EN 300 386 V1.6.1 (2012)
EN 55032:2012 Class A; EN 61000-3-2:2014
EN 61000-3-3:2013; EN 55024:2010
FCC Class A (Part 15), IC Class A, VCCI Class A

*Maximum throughput.
**Please refer to the Platform Guide: i5000 Series for the latest power ratings for your specific configurations (dual power supplies, highline input voltage, DC, etc.).
Notes: Performance-related numbers are based on local traffic management services only. Only optics provided by F5 are supported. SFP+ ports in i10800, i10600, i7800, i7600, i5800, and i5600
are compatible with F5 SFP modules.
† ECDHE-ECDSA-AES128-SHA256 cipher string tested.


 
BIG-IP Platforms:
Only F5’s next-generation, cloud-ready ADC platform provides DevOps-like agility with the scale, security depth, and investment protection needed for both established and emerging apps. The new BIG-IP iSeries appliances deliver quick and easy programmability, ecosystem-friendly orchestration, and record-breaking, software-defined hardware performance. As a result, customers can accelerate private clouds and secure critical data at scale while lowering TCO and future-proofing their application infrastructures. F5 solutions can be rapidly deployed via integrations with open source configuration management tools and orchestration systems. 

In addition to the iSeries, F5 offers VIPRION modular chassis and blade systems designed specifically for performance and for true on-demand linear scalability without business disruption. VIPRION systems leverage F5’s ScaleN clustering technology so you can add blades without reconfiguring or rebooting.

Virtual editions of BIG-IP software run on commodity servers and support the range of hypervisors and performance requirements. These virtual editions provide agility, mobility, and fast deployment of app services in software-defined data centers and cloud environments.


F5 platforms can be managed via a single pane of glass with BIG-IQ Centralized Management.



The core technology behind F5 Networks is the BIG-IP TMOS software. When people talk about the software modules like GTM, LTM, APM, ASM etc etc - they are referring to the logical software modules that run on the BIG-IP Traffic Management Operating System (TMOS) Software. To be clear, they are not individual hardware modules, ie you don't buy another card to add a module, it's all logical licensing. You can use the software on a dedicated Hardware Appliance, Virtual Machine (VM), or you can even use F5's Software as a Service cloud offering and let F5s dedicated NOC do all the heavy lifting with their Silverline DDoS & WAF Services.
 

BIG-IP iSeries Hardware Platforms
 

BIG-IP 2000 iSeries BIG-IP 4000 iSeries BIG-IP 5000 iSeries
BIG-IP 7000 iSeries BIG-IP 10000 iSeries BIG-IP 11000 iSeries
 

BIG-IP Standard Hardware Platforms
 

BIG-IP 2000 Series BIG-IP 4000 Series BIG-IP 5000 Series
BIG-IP 7000 Series BIG-IP 10000 Series BIG-IP 12000 Series

Viprion Chassis and Blades Hardware Platforms

 

VIPRION 2200 VIPRION 2400 VIPRION 4480
VIPRION 4800 VIPRION 2000 Series Blades VIPRION 4000 Series Blades
 

Virtual Editions
 

F5 BIG-IP Virtual edition is a great option when flexibility is needed in a deployment, allowing customers to spin up environments on demand. Whether it's on your premise saving real estate & cooling costs, or in a cloud offering like Amazon Web Services - the F5 VE can be a great option to deploy BIG-IP. You can run every BIG-IP module on F5 Virtual Editions - which can be deployed on all the leading hypervisors.

The F5 VE is priced by throughput, and can be purchased for individual modules, or you can take advantage of the new good, better, best pricing model. Throughput Options below:

F5 Silverline Cloud-Based Application Services Platform

F5 now offers enterprises the ultimate in scalability and agility by offering pieces of the BIG-IP as a cloud based solution via F5s Silverline Services. Currently F5 is offering DDoS protection and Web Application Firewall services via Silverline. Stay tuned - more services are sure to be offered soon.

Professional Services
We offer enterprise class F5 Professional Services / Consulting & Support around the LTM, GTM / DNS, AFM, APM, & ASM F5 BIG-IP modules. From quick on demand iRule development & support with short time-lines, to very large complex load balancing implementations, our engineering team will go above and beyond to meet & exceed your expectations. Our primary vendor focus is F5 Networks, though over the years our client migrations to F5 Networks have drove us to master all the major players in in the industry.

Our Certified Engineers are not only experts in F5 Networks, we deeply understand Citrix Netscalers, A10 Networks AX series, Cisco CSS / Local Directors, & cloud Load Balancing technologies like Amazon Web Service (AWS) – Elastic Load Balancing & Route 53. Though we will not sell and support other ADC technologies, you can rest assured our experts are trained to dissect their configurations for migrations to the next level ADC F5 Networks provides.

 

Design & Planning ● New Environments
Need an architect’s guidance on exactly how to migrate your environment to the next level in Application Delivery Technology? Let our Engineers guide you through the exciting world of Application Delivery and help you design an architecture that is in line with your applications and organizations goals.
● Existing Environments
Already have some Application Delivery Technology in place? We can help Document your current Network, and identify opportunities to improve and optimize your existing architecture.
Implementations ● New Installs
We’ll discuss and capture all your requirements and provide you with detailed documentation on exactly how we’re going to reach your goals.
● Upgrades / Downgrades
Upgrading and Downgrading hardware can be very risky if proper procedures are not followed. Let us follow our proven strategies for successful upgrades to get you to that next level of code and or new Hardware.
● Migrations
Lab Staging -We can stage your changes in our lab to overcome any hurdles prior to implementation.Back out Strategies – Full back out strategies and scripts are provided to ensure a smooth cut back if needed.
Configuration Optimization
&
Audits
Ensure your environment is running as efficient and as securely as possible. Studying the surrounding network and picking your configurations apart line by line we’ll provide you with a full analysis report identifying open risks and opportunities for improvements.
Application Deployment When deploying new applications significant consideration needs to be taken around the load balancing technology available. Let us interface your application team to ensure your new application is taking advantage of all the features & resiliency your Application Delivery Controllers offer.


Consulting Services
The best onsite or remote consulting services for F5 Networks Products.

Our dedicated team of professionals is available to provide you with the best security solution available. We offer (onsite or remote) hourly contract consultative assistance services.

Services Include:

  • Advanced network infrastructure analysis
  • Security policy consultation
  • On-site security appliance installation
  • Hardware & software product recommendations & sales
  • Custom application development
  • System administration

     

Simplified Licensing
  • Meeting your applications’ needs in a dynamic environment has never been easier. F5’s Good, Better, Best provides you with the flexibility to provision advanced modules on-demand, at the best value.
  • Decide what solutions are right for your application’s environment with F5’s reference architectures.
  • Provision the modules needed to run your applications with F5’s Good, Better, Best offerings.
  • Implement complete application flexibility with the ability to deploy your modules on a virtual or physical platform. 

 

Shipping

Order Fulfillment and Delivery Policies

Orders placed before 4:15pm (PST) Monday through Friday will be shipped out the day they were placed. Orders placed after 4:15pm (PST) Monday through Thursday will be shipped out the next day. Orders placed after 4:15pm (PST) on Friday will be shipped out the following Monday. Orders placed on a holiday will be shipped out the following non-holiday business day.

Shipping Carriers:

Orders are shipped primarily by UPS and FedEx, but we may use DHL, USPS or other freight carrier at our discretion. In addition, we may use any available service to ship orders if delivery time is not negatively affected (example: A customer who is located near our warehouse orders an item via 2nd day shipping, but it is shipped via ground because it will take 2 days or less for the ground package to arrive.)

Shipping Rates:

We charge flat rates for domestic orders placed on our website; however, if a shipment is unusually heavy, the charge of shipping may be increased. In the event of a shipping charge increase, the customer will be contacted first and a shipping price will be negotiated. Please note that some items may be shipped out of different locations, and Ground delivery times may vary.

The above rates do not apply to international orders. Please contact us when placing an international order to obtain a shipping quote. You may provide us with your own shipping account number and designated shipping carrier .

Late Shipments:

If your shipment arrives late, you must notify us within 14 days (including non-business days) of delivery in order to be eligible for a refund. Please note that because other factors may play a part in delayed shipments, shipping refunds are approved on a case-by-case basis.

Electronic Delivery:

Certain products may be available for electronic delivery via email. These products include software activation codes and license keys. Certain restrictions may apply.
 

Return Policy

Return Policy Notice
By placing an order on this web site, you indicate that you have read and agree to the following return policies and conditions. 

Returns Must Meet ALL Applicable Criteria:

  • If your returned product does not match all applicable criteria listed below, it will be rejected by our Returns Warehouse and returned back to you at your cost. Consequently, your RMA will be nullified, any credit request will be denied, replacement orders will not be made, and you will be charged for all shipping to and from our Returns Warehouse that may be incurred by Virtual Graffiti, Inc. By requesting an RMA and/or shipping a return in violation of this policy you hereby agree to accept our shipment of the return back to you and to the payment of all shipping costs to and from our Returns Warehouse. Our arrangements with our suppliers and manufacturers allow us no room to make exceptions.

Basic Criteria:

All returns must include the following:

  1. Original packaging (manufacturer's box, styrofoam, plastic bags, etc.)
  2. Original intact UPC barcode. Do not cut out the UPC code (for rebates) until you have examined and tested the product to your satisfaction. Removal of the UPC code voids any possibility of return regardless of RMA or credit request status.
  3. Valid Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA).
  4. Original packing slip. Do not mail or dispose of the packing slip (for rebates) until you have examined and tested the product to your satisfaction.
  5. The return must be complete and include all accessories (transformers, antennas, remote controls, batteries, software disks, etc.)
  6. Manufacturer documentation (manuals, warranty cards, registration information, etc.)
  7. The RMA number must not be written on the original manufacturer's packaging or box. Please write the RMA number on the label used to return the item or the brown shipping box. Items received with any writing on the original manufacturer's packaging or box will be refused and returned to you at your cost and without credit approval.

Basic Return Policy:

  • Unless otherwise stated below, you have 30 days from the date your product left the warehouse (regardless of when you actually took delivery of the product) to get a valid RMA from our website and get your product to a shipper to return back to us. It does not have to be back in our warehouse within 30 days, but it does have to be in the possession of the shipper (along with the valid RMA). RMAs must be valid, unexpired, and issued for the product being returned. Only one RMA is issued per return. When it expires, you may no longer return your product.
  • If you are ineligible for an RMA, contact the manufacturer directly or check any applicable warranty you might have. See the Manufacturer Contact List at the bottom of this page.
  • Except as provided for verified defective products (See Special Returns Policy for Defective Products below), you will be responsible for all shipping charges for returns sent to our Returns Warehouse.
  • All products are subject to a 15% restocking fee (except where prohibited by law) if returned opened or in a non-factory sealed box, provided that there is no restocking fee for defective products (see Special Returns Policy for Defective Products below).
  • Upon our acceptance of the merchandise in like new condition in strict conformance with the basic criteria and basic returns policy, the purchase price will be credited to the credit card used for the original purchase.
  • Please allow up to fourteen days from shipment for your return to arrive at our Returns Warehouse, delivery times vary based on shipper selected. Your return will be processed within 5-7 business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays) after receipt of the item.
  • Many of the items we sell have Special Return Policies. See the appropriate policy below to see if items you purchase are affected.
  • The risk of loss for the product being returned shall be with you at all times during the shipment of such product to the returns center and with respect to any shipments from the returns center back to you, the original distributor or manufacturer, or any buyer through the liquidation process. Title to the product being returned will remain with you at all times and transfer from you to the original distributor, or a third party in the case of a liquidation of the return, only upon receipt of the products by such distributors or buyers.

Defective Products:

  • Defective products can only be returned in exchange for the exact same product, or at the sole discretion of Virtual Graffiti, Inc, the purchase price will be credited to the credit card used for the original purchase. Defective products may only be returned within 30 days of the date your product left the warehouse (regardless of when you actually took delivery of the product).
  • Once your return is processed, and is verified to meet the basic criteria above and to be defective, your replacement order will be sent to fulfillment. How quickly your replacement product ships after that depends on product availability.
  • For products that we verify to be defective, we will reimburse you for your original shipping expenses, provided that your defective return must be shipped via ground shipment only. If you return your product via a faster, more expensive shipper, you incur the expenses yourself and any request for reimbursement will be denied. 
    Virtual Graffiti, Inc in its sole and absolute discretion shall be the sole determiner of whether a product is in fact defective.

Manufacturer Only Returns (Direct Returns):

  • Due to manufacturer's policies, certain items sold on our website may only be returned directly to the manufacturer.
  • Contact the manufacturer directly to arrange the return. Be prepared to provide the manufacturer with the following information: Date of purchase, Serial number, manufacturer part number.

Opened Software, Registered Licensing:

  • Software and License downloads are not returnable. All sales are final when software has been registered, activated or used. Exceptions must be approved prior to a return being authorized.