F5 Networks - Administering BIG-IP Training

Level: Foundation

This Administering BIG-IP 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.

Key Features of this Administering BIG-IP Training:

  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included

You Will Learn How To:

  • A functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network.
  • BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic.
  • How typical administrative and operational activities are performed.

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • After-course instructor coaching benefit
  • Learning Tree end-of-course exam included
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Administering BIG-IP Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

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

Administering BIG-IP Course Outline

  • 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

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