F5 Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager

This three-day course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11, introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. 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

Course Outline

  • Set up the BIG-IP LTM System

  • Load Balancing, including priority group activation and connection limits

  • Persistence concepts, including universal persistence and match across services

  • Monitors, including scripted monitors and managing multiple monitors

  • Profiles, including compression, caching, and F5 acceleration technologies

  • Deploying iApps

  • Highly Availability, including Sync-Failover and Sync-Only device groups, traffic

  • groups, and N+1 concepts

  • Forwarding and network virtual servers, path load balancing, and auto last hop

  • Configuring local traffic policies

  • Implementing SNATs

  • IPv6 and route domains

  • Configuring iRules


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


  • Students must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 Instructor-led course

  • BIG-IP Administrator certification

  • Students should understand:

  • TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:

  • The Address Resolution Protocol

  • Direct and Indirect Routing

  • TCP Handshakes

  • Command Line Configuration

  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components

  • Fundamental programming concepts
    In addition, students should be proficient in:
    Basic PC operation and application skills, including Linux and Windows O
    Basic Web browser operation (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are used in class)
    pico editor or vi editor
    The tcpdump program