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Automating BIG-IP with AS3 - BIG-AUTO

WGAC-F5N-BIG-AUTO-AS3

F5 Networks

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Introduction

This course introduces network administrators, operators, and DevOps engineers to the foundational and F5-specific technologies required to automate BIG-IP.

Participants will gain exposure to multiple technologies for a variety of use cases and will have hands-on experience that leave them better prepared to automate the onboarding and configuration of BIG-IP.

Prerequisites & Audience
Students should be familiar with and be able to configure basic BIG-IP elements such as:
  • Virtual Servers
  • Pools, Pool Members and Nodes
  • Pool Monitors
  • Basic Virtual Server Profiles
Students should also be familiar with the basics of the Linux command line.  In addition, the following general technical knowledge should be well understood:
  • Layer 2 Ethernet and ARP networking concepts
  • Layer 3 and 4 TCP/IP networking concepts, including IP addressing and subnetting
  • Layer 7 HTTP networking concepts
  • Linux command line and basic Linux commands
  • HTML
Finally, nice-to-have knowledge includes familiarity with programming and/or scripting languages, such as:
  • JavaScript or NodeJS
  • Python
  • Bash
Course Benefits
  • Review Automation and DevOps concepts
  • Describe the components of iControl REST calls and how they interact with BIG-IP
  • Stand up and configure BIG-IP applications using iControl REST
  • Describe the major components of Ansible and how they work together to configure BIG-IP
  • Use flow control elements such as conditionals and looping in Ansible Playbooks
  • Onboard and configure BIG-IP applications using Ansible
Course Topics
  • Review the Linux Command Line
  • Review BIG-IP Application Creation
  • Discuss Automation and DevOps Concepts
  • Configuring BIG-IP with iControl REST
  • Configuring BIG-IP programmatically with Ansible
Chapter 1: Linux Command Line Review
  • Navigating the Linux File System
  • Creating and Deleting Files and Directories
  • Copying and Moving Files
  • Command Line Auto-Completion and Editing
  • Tools for Analyzing Test Results and Inspecting Log Files
Chapter 2: BIG-IP Application Creation Review
  • Understanding Load Balancing Basics
  • Configuring Virtual Servers, Pools, Pool Members and Nodes
  • Configuring Health Monitors and SSL Profiles
  • Understanding the Full Proxy Architecture and Source Address Translation
Chapter 3: Automation and DevOps Concepts
  • Understanding Infrastructure as Code, NetOps and DevOps
  • Differentiating Automation and Orchestration Concepts
  • Diving into DevOps Concepts such as Idempotency, Atomicity and Imperative vs Declarative
Chapter 4: Programming BIG-IP with iControl REST
  • Introducing Basic JavaScript Types
  • Introducing JavaScript Object Notation
  • Discovering an existing BIG-IP Configuration using iControl REST
  • Deploying Apps on BIG-IP using iControl REST
  • Onboarding BIG-IP using iControl REST
  • Working with JSON Programmatically
Chapter 5: Automating BIG-IP with AS3
  • Introducing BIG-IP Applications Services Extension 3
  • Creating BIG-IP Applications using AS3 with Curl
  • Introducing Postman and Postman Tests
  • Creating BIG-IP Applications using AS3 with Postman
  • Using Newman and the Linux CLI to Create BIG-IP Applications with AS3
Chapter 6: Onboarding BIG-IP with DO
  • Introducing Declarative Onboarding for BIG-IP
  • Remotely Installing the Declarative Onboarding iApp LX
  • Onboarding BIG-IP Declaratively

F5 Networks courses


F5 Configuring BIGIP Viprion v15.1 - VIPRION
CODE: WGAC-F5N-VIPRION
F5 Developing iRules for BIGIP v15.1 - IRULE-CFG
CODE: WGAC-F5N-IRULE-CFG
F5 Configuring BIGIP DNS formerly GTM V15.1 - GTM
CODE: WGAC-F5N-GTM
F5 Configuring BIGIP APM: Access Policy Manager v15.1 - EGW-APM
CODE: WGAC-F5N-EGW-APM
F5 Troubleshooting Big IP LTM v15.1 - BIG-TRBL-INT2
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-TRBL-INT2
F5 Administering BIGIP v15.1 - BIG-OP-ADMIN
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-OP-ADMIN
F5 Configuring BIGIP LTM v15.1 : Local Traffic Manager - BIG-LTM-CFG-3
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-LTM-CFG-3
Configuring F5 Advanced WAF previously licensed as ASM - BIG-ASM-ESS
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-ASM-ESS
F5 Configuring BIGIP AFM: Advanced Firewall Manager - BIG-AFM-CFG
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-AFM-CFG
Configuring BIGIQ - BIG-IQ-CFG
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-IQ-CFG
Configuring F5 SSL Orchestrator - SSLO
CODE: WGAC-F5N-SSLO
Automating BIG-IP with Ansible - BIG-AUTO
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-AUTO
Automating BIG-IP with AS3 - BIG-AUTO
CODE: WGAC-F5N-BIG-AUTO-AS3
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