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F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP LTM v12 Training

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Description

This two-day course provides networking professionals with an introduction to the hardware and software architecture of BIG-IP LTM and hands-on experience with the tools and techniques for troubleshooting. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions. 

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Audience

This course is intended for networking professionals who are new to supporting and troubleshooting the F5 BIG-IP LTM products. 

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
  • Chapter Resources
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

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
  • Document Everything
  • 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

  • Architecture Overview
  • AOM
  • Switch Fabric
  • Host Subsystem

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top

  • Host Architecture
  • Layer 1/Layer 2 Tools
  • Layer 2/Layer 3 Tools
  • Layer 3 Tools
  • Linux Tools
  • Memory and CPU
  • watch
  • Additional tmsh commands
  • End-User Diagnostics (EUD)

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Tools

  • tcpdump
  • Wireshark
  • Fiddler
  • diff
  • KDiff3
  • sldump
  • cURL

Lesson 8: Using System Logs

  • System Log Configuration
  • Log Files
  • BIG-IP Daemons
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Deploying and Testing iRules

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Lab Projects

  • Network Configurations for Projects

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