F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v13

This 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.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System

  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration

  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

Lesson 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks

  • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects

  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools

  • Load Balancing Traffic

  • Viewing Module Statistics and Logs

  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

  • Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files

  • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)

Lesson 3: Using NATs and SNATs

  • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System

  • Mapping IP Addresses with NAT

  • 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

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence

  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence

  • Introducing Cookie Persistence

  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption

  • Managing Object State

Lesson 6: Administering the BIG-IP System

  • Configuring Logging

  • Using TCPDUMP on the BIG-IP System

  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System

  • Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics

  • Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions

  • Leveraging vCMP

Lesson 7: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

  • Identifying iRules Components

  • Triggering iRules with Events

  • Leveraging the iRules Ecosystem on DevCentral

Lesson 8: 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 administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of a BIG-IP application delivery network. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.


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

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
03/12/2018 10:00 am - 03/13/2018 6:00 pm
04/02/2018 10:00 am - 04/03/2018 6:00 pm
04/23/2018 10:00 am - 04/24/2018 6:00 pm
05/14/2018 10:00 am - 05/15/2018 6:00 pm
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