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

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

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

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

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Intended Audience for this F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v13 Course

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

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

  • » Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course: # Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course, # F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator
  • » The following free web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience. These courses are available at F5 University: # Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based train
  • » The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course: OSI model encapsulation, Routing and switching, Ethernet and ARP, TCP/IP concepts, IP addressi
  • » The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course: # Web application delivery, # HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols, # TLS/SSL

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

  • » BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
  • » A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects
  • » Using dynamic load balancing methods
  • » Modifying traffic behavior with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence)
  • » Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and external monitors)
  • » Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)
  • » Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)
  • » Configuring high availability (including active/standby and N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)
  • » Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)
  • » Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, and packet filters)
  • » Deploying application services with iApps
  • » Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

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

      1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System
        1. Introducing the BIG-IP System
        2. Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
        3. Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
        4. Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
      2. Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration
        1. Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
        2. Reviewing Address Translation
        3. Reviewing Routing Assumptions
        4. Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
        5. Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
        6. Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
        7. Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data
      3. Load Balancing Traffic with LTM
        1. Exploring Load Balancing Options
        2. Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
        3. Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing
      4. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
        1. Reviewing Persistence
        2. Introducing SSL Persistence
        3. Introducing SIP Persistence
        4. Introducing Universal Persistence
        5. Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
        6. Using Match Across Options for Persistence
      5. Monitoring Application Health
        1. Differentiating Monitor Types
        2. Customizing the HTTP Monitor
        3. Monitoring an Alias Address and Port
        4. Monitoring a Path vs. Monitoring a Device
        5. Managing Multiple Monitors
        6. Using Application Check Monitors
        7. Using Manual Resume and Advanced Monitor Timer Settings
      6. Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers
        1. Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types
        2. Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server
        3. Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence
        4. Path Load Balancing
      7. Processing Traffic with SNATs
        1. Overview of SNATs
        2. Using SNAT Pools
        3. SNATs as Listeners
        4. SNAT Specificity
        5. VIP Bounceback
        6. Additional SNAT Options
        7. Network Packet Processing
      8. Configuring High Availability
        1. Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)
        2. Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration
        3. Configuring DSC Communication Settings
        4. Establishing Device Trust
        5. Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group
        6. Synchronizing Configuration Data
        7. Exploring Traffic Group Behavior
        8. Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers
        9. Achieving Stateful Failover with Mirroring
      9. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
        1. Profiles Overview
        2. TCP Profile Settings
        3. TCP Express Optimization
        4. Performance Improvements
        5. Configuring and Using Profiles
        6. HTTP Profile Options
        7. OneConnect
        8. Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
        9. HTTP Caching
        10. Stream Profiles
        11. 5 Acceleration Technologies
      10. Selected Topics
        1. VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
        2. Restricting Network Access
        3. SNMP Features
      11. Deploying Application Services with iApps
        1. Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
        2. Using iApps Templates
        3. Deploying an Application Service
        4. Reconfiguring an Application Service
        5. Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral
      12. Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies
        1. Getting Started with iRules
        2. Triggering an iRule
        3. Introducing iRule Constructs
        4. Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
        5. Deploying and Testing iRules
        6. Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies
        7. What Can You Do with a Local Traffic Policy?
        8. How Does a Local Traffic Policy Work?
        9. Understanding Local Traffic Policy Workflow
        10. Introducing the Elements of a Local Traffic Policy
        11. Specifying the Matching Strategy
        12. What Are Rules?
        13. Understanding Requires and Controls
        14. Configuring and Managing Policy Rules
        15. Configuring a New Rule
        16. Including Tcl in Certain Rule Settings
      13. Final Lab Project
        1. About the Final Lab Project
        2. Possible Solution to Lab 13.1
      14. 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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