F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM: Local Traffic Manager

Provides networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP LTM v12 system as it is commonly used, as well as an in-depth understanding of advanced features. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of BIG-IP LTM systems. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

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 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 Persistance

  • 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


Lesson 6 : Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

  • Virtual Servers Concepts

  • Path Load Balancing

  • Introducing Auto Last Hop


Lesson 7 : Processing Traffic with SNATs

  • Overview of SNATs

  • SNAT Auto Map

  • SNAT Pools

  • SNATs as Listeners

  • SNAT Specificity

  • VIP Bounceback

  • Additional SNAT Options

  • Network Packet Processing


Lesson 8 : Configuring High Availability

  • Sync-Failover Group Concepts

  • Synchronization, State and Failover

  • Traffic Group Concepts

  • N+1 Concepts


Lesson 9 : Configuring High Availability Part 2

  • Failover Triggers and Detection

  • Stateful Failover

  • Device Group Communication

  • Sync-Only Device Groups


Lesson 10 : Modifying Traffic with Profiles

  • 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 : Selected Topics

  • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking

  • Restricting Network Access

  • SNMP Features

  • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)

  • Route Domains


Lesson 12 : Deploying Application Services with iApps

  • Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps

  • Using iApps Templates

  • Deploying an Application Service

  • Reconfiguring an Application Service

  • Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral


Lesson 13 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

  • Getting Started with iRules

  • Triggering an iRules

  • Introducing iRules Constructs

  • Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem

  • Deploying and Testing iRules

  • Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies

  • Constructing and Managing Rules


Lesson 14 : Final Lab Project

  • Lab Project Options

Audience

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

Available Course Dates

11/29/2017 10:00 am - 12/01/2017 6:00 pm
12/20/2017 10:00 am - 12/22/2017 6:00 pm
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