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F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13

Gain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used.

GK# 4688

Course Overview

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

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What You'll Learn

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  • BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
  • Overview of the Domain Name System and DNS resolution flow through BIG-IP DNS
  • Configuring DNS listeners
  • Accelerating DNS resolution with DNS Express, DNS cache, and DNS server load balancing
  • Intelligent DNS resolution with wide IPs and wide IP pools
  • Using probes and metrics to assist the intelligent DNS resolution process
  • Intelligent DNS load balancing methods
  • Monitoring intelligent DNS resources
  • Logging GSLB load-balancing decisions
  • Using DNSSEC
  • Integrating iRules in the DNS resolution process
  • Managing BIG-IP DNS sync groups

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Chapter 1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Configuring the Management Interface
  • Activating the Software License
  • Provisioning Modules and Resources
  • Importing a Device Certificate
  • Specifying BIG-IP Platform Properties
  • Configuring the Network
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers
  • Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
  • Configuring High Availability Options
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

Chapter 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

Chapter 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

Chapter 4. Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

  • Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
  • 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)

Chapter 5. Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

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

Chapter 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
  • CPU
  • Hops
  • Least Connections
  • Packet Rate
  • Kilobytes per Second
  • Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
  • Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
  • Persisting DNS Query Responses
  • Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
  • Using Manual Resume
  • Using Topology Load Balancing

Chapter 7. Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

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

Chapter 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

Chapter 9. Final Configuration Projects

  • Review Questions

Prerequisites

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Who Should Attend

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System and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems

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This course is available in the following formats:

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

Duration: 2 day

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