F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS: Domain Name System (formerly GTM) v12

This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.

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 : Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS

  • Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Reviewing the Name Resolution Process

  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS

  • Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

Lesson 3 : Accelerating DNS Resolution

  • Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS

  • Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners

  • Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)

  • Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool

  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache

  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express

  • Introducing Wide IPs

  • Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS

  • Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

Lesson 4 : Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

  • Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution

  • Identifying Physical Network Components

  • Identifying Logical Network Components

  • Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution

  • Configuring Data Centers

  • Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server

  • Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server

  • Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems

  • Configuring a Non-F5 Server

  • Defining Links and Routers

  • Configuring Wide IP Pools

  • Configuring Wide IPs

  • Managing Object Status

  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

Lesson 5 : Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

  • Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics

Lesson 6 : Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

  • Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS

  • Using Static Load Balancing Methods

  • Using Dynamic Load Balancing Modes

  • Using Quality of Service Load Balancing

  • Persisting DNS Query Responses

  • Logging GSLB Load Balancing Decisions

  • Using Manual Resume

  • Using Topology Load Balancing

Lesson 7 : Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

  • Exploring Monitors

  • Configuring Monitors

  • Assigning Monitors to Resources

  • Monitoring Best Practices

Lesson 8 : Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

  • Using DNSSEC

  • Setting Limits for Resource Availability

  • Using iRules with Wide IPs

  • Introducing Other Wide IP Types

  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

Lesson 9 : Final Configuration Projects

  • Review Questions


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

Available Course Dates

01/16/2018 10:00 am - 01/17/2018 6:00 pm
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