F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v12

Obtain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v12 Product Family for managing the normal day-to-day operation. The course will provide the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses, such as LTM, GTM, ASM and EM.

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


This course is intended for network operators responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP environment. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.

Available Course Dates

12/18/2017 10:00 am - 12/19/2017 6:00 pmGuaranteed to Run
01/08/2018 10:00 am - 01/09/2018 6:00 pmGuaranteed to Run
01/29/2018 10:00 am - 01/30/2018 6:00 pm
02/19/2018 10:00 am - 02/20/2018 6:00 pm
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