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F5 Administrating BIG-IP v12x

Learn administrative and operational activities of the F5 BIG-IP system.

GK# 1959

Course Overview

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This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. In this course, you will be introduced to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

What You'll Learn

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  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) command line interface
  • Using NATs and SNATs
  • Monitoring application health and managing object status
  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles, including SSL offload and re-encryption
  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence
  • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP system, including logging (local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging), and using tcpdump
  • Always-On Management (AOM)
  • User roles and administrative partitions
  • vCMP concepts
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

Outline

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1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Chapter Resources
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

2. Traffic Processing Building Blocks

  • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects
  • Network Packet Flow
  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
  • Load Balancing Concepts
  • Viewing Statistics and Logs
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh)
  • BIG-IP Configuration State and Files
  • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)
  • Viewing the BIG-IP Connection Table

3. Using NATs and SNATs

  • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System
  • NAT Concepts
  • Solving Routing Issues with SNATs
  • Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server
  • Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion

4. Monitoring Application Health

  • Introducing Monitors
  • Types of Monitors
  • Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Assigning Monitors to Resources
  • Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status
  • Using the Network Map

5. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Introducing Profiles
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles

6. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence
  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
  • Managing Object State

7. Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System

  • Configuring Logging
  • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Technical Support

8. Administering the BIG-IP System

  • Always-On Management (AOM)
  • Expanding Availability with Device Service Clustering
  • User Roles and Administrative Partitions
  • vCMP
  • iApps Overview

9. Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

  • iRules Concepts
  • iRules Events
  • iRules Resources

10. Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
  • F5 Professional Certification Program

Prerequisites

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An understanding of TCP/IP addressing and routing including:

  • The address resolution protocol
  • Direct and indirect routing
  • TCP handshakes
  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components

Who Should Attend

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Network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of a BIG-IP application delivery network

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Virtual Classroom Live

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Duration: 2 day

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