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F5 Administering BIG-IP v12

New – Obtain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v12 Product Family for managing normal day-to-day operations.

GK# 9986

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. The course introduces students 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.

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What You'll Learn

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  • Describe the role of the BIG-IP system as a full proxy device in an application delivery network
  • Set up, start/restart/stop, license, and provision the BIG-IP system out-of-the-box
  • Create a basic network configuration on the BIG-IP system including VLANs and self IPs
  • Use the Configuration utility and TMSH to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors
  • Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives
  • View resource status, availability, and statistical information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic
  • Use profiles to manipulate the way the BIG-IP system processes traffic through a virtual server
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool
  • Support, and view traffic flow using TCPDUMP
  • Understand and manage user roles and partitions
  • Describe the role of iRules in affecting traffic behavior

Outline

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Lesson 1 : Setting up 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 5 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 8 : Administering the BIG-IP System

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

Lesson 9 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

  • iRules Concepts
  • iRules Events
  • iRules Resources

Lesson 10 : Additional Training and Certification

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

Who Should Attend

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  • Network Operators
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers

Follow-On Courses

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OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts.

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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