F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v13

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

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 : 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 Load Balancing Options

  • Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host

  • Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing

Lesson 4 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • 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 and Advanced Monitor Timer Settings

Lesson 6 : Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

  • Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types

  • Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server

  • Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence

  • Path Load Balancing

Lesson 7 : Processing Traffic with SNATs

  • Overview of SNATs

  • Using SNAT Pools

  • SNATs as Listeners

  • SNAT Specificity

  • VIP Bounceback

  • Additional SNAT Options

  • Network Packet Processing

Lesson 8 : Configuring High Availability

  • Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)

  • Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration

  • Configuring DSC Communication Settings

  • Establishing Device Trust

  • Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group

  • Synchronizing Configuration Data

  • Exploring Traffic Group Behavior

  • Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers

  • Achieving Stateful Failover with Mirroring

Lesson 9 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Profiles Overview

  • TCP Profile Settings

  • TCP Express Optimization

  • Performance Improvements

  • Configuring and Using Profiles

  • HTTP Profile Options

  • OneConnect

  • Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP

  • HTTP Caching

  • Stream Profiles

  • F5 Acceleration Technologies

Lesson 10 : Selected Topics

  • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking

  • Restricting Network Access

  • SNMP Features

Lesson 11 : 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 12 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

  • Getting Started with iRules

  • Triggering an iRule

  • Introducing iRule Constructs

  • Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem

  • Deploying and Testing iRules

  • Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies

  • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

Lesson 13 : Final Lab Project

  • About the Final Lab Project

  • Possible Solution to Lab 13.1

Lesson 14 : Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training

  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum

  • F5 Professional Certification Program


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


Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification

Available Course Dates

12/20/2017 10:00 am - 12/22/2017 6:00 pm
01/10/2018 10:00 am - 01/12/2018 6:00 pmGuaranteed to Run
01/31/2018 10:00 am - 02/02/2018 6:00 pm
02/21/2018 10:00 am - 02/23/2018 6:00 pm
03/14/2018 10:00 am - 03/16/2018 6:00 pm
04/04/2018 10:00 am - 04/06/2018 6:00 pm
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