F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM)

F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM) Course Description

Duration: 2.00 days (16 hours)

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.

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Intended Audience for this F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM) Course

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

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Course Prerequisites for F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM)

  • » Required: F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP
  • » F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator
  • » he following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course: # DNS resolution process # Experience configuring DNS content and resolution servers # DNSSEC
  • » Configuring BIG-IP DNS (formerly GTM)

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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM) Course Objectives

  • » BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
  • » Overview of the Domain Name System and DNS resolution flow through BIG-IP DNS
  • » Configuring DNS listeners
  • » Accelerating DNS resolution with DNS Express, DNS cache, and DNS server load balancing
  • » Intelligent DNS resolution with wide IPs and wide IP pools
  • » Using probes and metrics to assist the intelligent DNS resolution process
  • » Intelligent DNS load balancing methods
  • » Monitoring intelligent DNS resources
  • » Logging GSLB load-balancing decisions
  • » Using DNSSEC
  • » Integrating iRules in the DNS resolution process
  • » Managing BIG-IP DNS sync groups

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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13 (formerly GTM) Course Outline

      1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System
        1. Introducing the BIG-IP System
        2. Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
        3. Configuring the Management Interface
        4. Activating the Software License
        5. Provisioning Modules and Resources
        6. Importing a Device Certificate
        7. Specifying BIG-IP Platform Properties
        8. Configuring the Network
        9. Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers
        10. Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
        11. Configuring High Availability Options
        12. Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
        13. Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
        14. BIG-IP System Setup Labs
      2. Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS
        1. Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
        2. Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
        3. Implementing BIG-IP DNS
        4. Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools
      3. Accelerating DNS Resolution
        1. Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
        2. BIG-IP DNS Resolution Decision Flow
        3. Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
        4. Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
        5. Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
        6. Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
        7. Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
        8. Introducing Wide IPs
        9. Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
        10. Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments
      4. Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions
        1. Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
        2. Identifying Physical Network Components
        3. Identifying Logical Network Components
        4. Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
        5. Configuring Data Centers
        6. Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
        7. Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
        8. Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems
        9. Configuring a Non-F5 Server
        10. Defining Links and Routers
        11. Configuring Wide IP Pools
        12. Configuring Wide IPs
        13. Managing Object Status
        14. Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)
      5. Using LDNS Probes and Metrics
        1. Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics
        2. Types of LDNS Probes
        3. Excluding an LDNS from Probing
        4. Configuring Probe Metrics Collection
      6. Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution
        1. Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
        2. Using Static Load Balancing Methods
        3. Round Robin
        4. Ratio
        5. Global Availability
        6. Static Persist
        7. Other Static Load Balancing Methods
        8. Using Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
        9. Round Trip Time
        10. Completion Rate
        11. CPU
        12. Hops
        13. Least Connections
        14. Packet Rate
        15. Kilobytes per Second
        16. Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
        17. Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
        18. Persisting DNS Query Responses
        19. Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
        20. Using Manual Resume
        21. Using Topology Load Balancing
      7. Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources
        1. Exploring Monitors
        2. Configuring Monitors
        3. Assigning Monitors to Resources
        4. Monitoring Best Practices
      8. Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics
        1. Implementing DNSSEC
        2. Setting Limits for Resource Availability
        3. Using iRules with Wide IPs
        4. Introducing Other Wide IP Types
        5. Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups
      9. Final Configuration Projects
        1. Review Questions
      10. Additional Training and Certification
        1. Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
        2. F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
        3. F5 Professional Certification Program

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