F5 Configuring BIGIP LTM v15.1 : Local Traffic Manager - BIG-LTM-CFG-3


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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 performance application delivery network.


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

Prerequisites & Audience

Students are required to 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.

Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training

Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) web-based training

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 addressing and subnetting

NAT and private IP addressing

Default gateway

Network firewalls


The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:

Web application delivery

HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols


Course Benefits

Students should be able to:

Back up the BIG-IP system configuration for safekeeping

Configure virtual servers, pools, monitors, profiles, and persistence objects

Test and verify application delivery through the BIG-IP system using local traffic statistics

Configure priority group activation on a load balancing pool to allow servers to be activated only as needed to process traffic

Compare and contrast member-based and node-based dynamic load balancing methods

Configure connection limits to place a threshold on traffic volume to particular pool members and nodes

Differentiate between cookie, SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence, and describe use cases for each

Describe the three Match Across Services persistence options and use cases for each

Configure health monitors to appropriately monitor application delivery through a BIG-IP system

Configure different types of virtual services to support different types of traffic processing through a BIG-IP system

Configure different types of SNATs to support routing of traffic through a BIG-IP system

Configure VLAN tagging and trunking

Restrict administrative and application traffic through the BIG-IP system using packet filters, port lockdown, and virtual server settings

Configure SNMP alerts and traps in support of remote monitoring of the BIG-IP system

Use an F5-supplied iApp template to deploy and manage a website application service

Use iRules and local traffic policies appropriately to customize application delivery through the BIG-IP system

Configure the BIG-IP to detect and mitigate some common attacks at the network and application layers using LTM features such as SYN check, eviction policies, iRules and Local Traffic Policies

Course Topics

BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network

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)

Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including TCP profiles, advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)

Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, packet filters, and route domains)

Deploying application services with iApps

Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

Securing application delivery using BIG-IP LTM

301 a/b (LTM) Specialist

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