F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP v13

This course gives networking professionals hands-on knowledge of how to troubleshoot a BIG-IP system using a number of troubleshooting techniques as well as troubleshooting and system tools. This 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 : Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology Steps

  • Step 1: Define the Problem

  • Step 2: Gather Information

  • Step 3: Define Hypotheses

  • Step 4: Develop a Test Plan

  • Steps 5 and 6: Implement the Plan and Observe the Results

  • Step 7: Repeat as Necessary

  • Documenting a Problem

  • Putting the Troubleshooting Steps to Use


Lesson 4 : Working with F5 Support

  • Leveraging AskF5

  • Finding Resources on DevCentral

  • Using the BIG-IP iHealth System

  • Working with F5 Technical Support

  • Running End User Diagnostics (EUD)

  • Requesting Return Materials Authorization

  • Understanding F5’s Software Version Policy

  • Managing Upgrades and Hotfixes

  • Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades

  • Managing BIG-IP Disk Space

  • Upgrading BIG-IP Software


Lesson 5 : Product Architecture

  • Introducing BIG-IP Architecture

  • Introducing and Accessing AOM

  • Introducing Switch Fabric Function

  • Introducing Host Subsystem Function


Lesson 6 : Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top

  • Introducing Differences between BIG-IP and LINUX Tools

  • Troubleshooting with Layer 1/Layer 2 Tools

  • Troubleshooting with Layer 2/Layer 3 Tools

  • Troubleshooting with Layer 3 Tools

  • Troubleshooting with LINUX Tools

  • Troubleshooting Memory and CPU

  • Troubleshooting with watch

  • Troubleshooting with Additional tmsh commands

  • Troubleshooting with End-User Diagnostics (EUD)


Lesson 7 : Troubleshooting Tools

  • tcpdump

  • Wireshark

  • ssldump

  • Fiddler

  • diff

  • KDiff3

  • cURL


Lesson 8 : Using System Logs

  • Configuring Logging

  • Log Files

  • Understanding BIG-IP Daemons Functions

  • Triggering an iRule

  • Deploying and Testing iRules

  • Application Visibility and Reporting


Lesson 9 : Troubleshooting Lab Projects

  • Network Configurations for Projects


Lesson 10 : Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training

  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum

  • F5 Professional Certification Program

Audience

This course assumes that you have successfully completed the Administering BIG-IP course, or equivalent, and have hands-on experience working in a production BIG-IP environment for several months. You should have a solid understanding of the environment in which the BIG-IP is deployed. This course is meant for BIG-IP administrators, network engineers, applications engineers, etc., who will be responsible for troubleshooting problems associated with their BIG-IP system.

Pre-requisite(s):

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

12/27/2017 10:00 am - 12/28/2017 6:00 pm
02/08/2018 10:00 am - 02/09/2018 6:00 pm
03/22/2018 10:00 am - 03/23/2018 6:00 pm
05/03/2018 10:00 am - 05/04/2018 6:00 pm
06/14/2018 10:00 am - 06/15/2018 6:00 pm
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