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F5 Troubleshooting BIG-IP

Learn how to troubleshoot a BIG-IP system using a number of troubleshooting techniques as well as troubleshooting and system tools.

GK# 4687

Course Overview

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This course gives networking professionals hands-on knowledge of how to troubleshoot a BIG-IP system using a number of troubleshooting techniques as well as troubleshooting and system tools. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

What You'll Learn

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  • Configuration project
  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • F5 support
  • BIG-IP product architecture
  • Troubleshooting from bottom to top
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Using system logs

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 Configurations
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Chapter Resources
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

2. Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

  • Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
  • Reviewing Address Translation
  • Reviewing Routing Assumptions
  • Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
  • Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
  • Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
  • Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data

3. Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Methodology Steps
  • Document Everything
  • Putting the Troubleshooting Steps to Use

4. Working with F5 Support

  • Leveraging AskF5
  • Finding Resources on DevCentral
  • Using the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Technical Support
  • Running End User Diagnostics (EUD)
  • Requesting Return Materials Authorization
  • F5’s Software Version Policy
  • Managing Upgrades and Hotfixes
  • Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades
  • Managing BIG-IP Disk Space
  • Upgrading BIG-IP Software

5. Product Architecture

  • Architecture Overview
  • AOM
  • Switch Fabric
  • Host Subsystem

6. Troubleshooting from Bottom to Top

  • Host Architecture
  • Layer 1 and Layer 2 Tools
  • Layer 2 and Layer 3 Tools
  • Layer 3 Tools
  • Linux Tools
  • Memory and CPU
  • watch
  • Additional tmsh commands
  • End-User Diagnostics (EUD)

7. Troubleshooting Tools

  • tcpdump
  • Wireshark
  • Fiddler
  • diff
  • KDiff3
  • ssldump
  • cURL
  • Chapter Resources

8. Using System Logs

  • System Log Configuration
  • Log Files
  • BIG-IP Daemons
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Deploying and Testing iRules

9. Troubleshooting Lab Projects

  • Network Configurations for Projects

10. Additional Training and Certification

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

11. Appendix A: Support Requirements

  • L1 and L2 Partner Support Requirements

12. Appendix B: iApps Template Usage

  • Overview
  • Expected Results
  • iApps Template

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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  • BIG-IP administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Applications engineers
  • Individuals responsible for troubleshooting problems associated with their BIG-IP system
Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 2 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 2 day

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