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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager (F5LTMv13x)

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

2865

Duration

3 Days

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This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, introducing students to both commonly used and advanced BIG-IP LTM features and functionality. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps students build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

Important Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification

Course Content

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 3: Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

  • Exploring Dynamic Load Balancing Options
  • Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
  • Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing

Lesson 4: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • Reviewing Persistence
  • Introducing SSL Persistence
  • Introducing SIP Persistence
  • Introducing Universal Persistence
  • Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
  • Using Match Across Options for Persistence

Lesson 5: Monitoring Application Health

  • Differentiating Monitor Types
  • Customizing the HTTP Monitor
  • Monitoring an Alias Address and Port
  • Monitoring a Path vs. Monitoring a Device
  • Managing Multiple Monitors
  • Using Application Check Monitors
  • Using Manual Resume and Advanced Monitory Timer Settings

Lesson 6: Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

  • Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types
  • Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server
  • Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence
  • Path Load Balancing

Lesson 7: Processing Traffic with SNATs

  • Overview of SNATs
  • Using SNAT Pools
  • SNATs as Listeners
  • SNAT Specificity
  • VP Bounceback
  • Additional SNAT Options
  • Network Packet Processing

Lesson 8: Configuring High Availability

  • Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)
  • Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration
  • Configuring DSC Communication Settings
  • Establishing Device Trust
  • Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group
  • Synchronizing Configuration Data
  • Exploring Traffic Group Behavior
  • Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers
  • Achieving Stateful Failover with Mirroring

Lesson 9: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Profiles Overview
  • TCP Profile Settings
  • TCP Express Optimization
  • Performance Improvements
  • Configuring and Using Profiles
  • HTTP Profile Options
  • OneConnect
  • Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
  • HTTP Caching
  • Stream Profiles
  • F5 Acceleration Technologies

Lesson 10: Selected Topics

  • Profiles Review
  • Common Protocol Profile Types and Settings
  • TCP Express Optimization
  • Performance Improvements
  • Configuring and Using Profiles
  • HTTP Profile Options
  • OneConnect
  • HTTP Compression
  • HTTP Caching
  • Stream Profiles
  • F5 Acceleration Technologies
  • Analytics

Lesson 11: Deploying Application Services with

  • Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
  • Using iApps Templates
  • Deploying an Application Service
  • Reconfiguring an Application Service
  • Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral

Lesson 12: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

  • Getting Started with iRules
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Introducing iRule Constructs
  • Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
  • Deploying and Testing iRules
  • Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies
  • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

Lesson 13: Final Lab Project

  • About the Final Lab Project
  • Possible Solution to Lab 13.1

Lesson 14: Additional Training and Certification

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

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