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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP® LTM v12: Local Traffic Manager Training

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Description

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. 

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Audience

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

Prerequisites

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

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: SNATs

  • SNATs Revisited
  • 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
  • Local Traffic Policies

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

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