F5 Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager (v.13)

Vendor: F5 Networks
Course Code: WGAC-F5N-BIG-LTM-CFG-3
Course Outline

This three-day 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.

Prerequisites & Audience

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 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
  • LAN vs. WAN

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

  • Web application delivery
  • HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols
Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to use both the Configuration utility, TMSH, and Linux commands to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network. In addition, students should be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

Course Topics

v13 Course Topics

- 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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Virtual Classroom

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Language Status Price Learning Credits
27 Sep 2017 29 Sep 2017 9:00 AM
5:00 PM
en Guaranteed to Run $2,553.19
13 Dec 2017 15 Dec 2017 9:00 AM
5:00 PM
en Open $2,553.19

On Demand Training

This course is available as an onsite, closed course and can be delivered at your premises. This may be a cost effective option where you have a group of delegates who require the same training. Additionally, it has the benefit that course content can be tailored to the needs of your organisation.

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