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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS: Domain Name System

New - Explore configuration and ongoing management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture.

This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers configuration and ongoing management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.

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Who Should Attend?

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems.

What You'll Learn

Learn configuration and ongoing management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.

Course Outline

Module 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Provision the BIG-IP System and Confirm Network Configuration

Module 2: Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS

  • Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS
  • Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

Module 3: Accelerating DNS Resolution

  • Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
  • BIG-IP DNS Resolution Decision Flow
  • Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
  • Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
  • Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
  • Introducing Wide IPs
  • Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
  • Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

Module 4: Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

  • Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
  • Identifying Physical Network Components
  • Identifying Logical Network Components
  • Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
  • Configuring Data Centers
  • Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
  • Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
  • Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems
  • Configuring a Non-F5 Server
  • Defining Links and Routers
  • Configuring Wide IP Pools
  • Configuring Wide IPs
  • Managing Object Status
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

Module 5: Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

• Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics
• Types of LDNS Probes
• Excluding an LDNS from Probing
• Configuring Probe Metrics Collection

Module 6: Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

• Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
• Using Static Load Balancing Methods
• Round Robin
• Ratio
• Global Availability
• Static Persist
• Other Static Load Balancing Methods
• Using Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
• Round Trip Time
• Completion Rate
• Hops
• Least Connections
• Packet Rate
• Kilobytes per Second
• Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
• Virtual Server Capacity
• Virtual Server Score
• Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
• Persisting DNS Query Responses
• Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
• Using Manual Resume
• Using Topology Load Balancing

Module 7: Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

• Exploring Monitors
• Configuring Monitors
• Assigning Monitors to Resources
• Monitoring Best Practices

Module 8: Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

• Implementing DNSSEC
• Setting Limits for Resource Availability
• Using iRules with Wide IPs
• Introducing Other Wide IP Types
• Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

Module 9: Final Configuration Projects


Administering BIG-IP; TCP/IP Addressing and Routing, WAN/LAN elements; and Data Center Server redundancy concepts.

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