F5 Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager (v.13.1)

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
  • TLS/SSL
Course Objectives

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 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

Establish device trust and configure an active/standby pair in support of high availability

Configure and manage a sync-failover device group with more than two members

Configure stateful failover using connection mirroring and persistence mirroring

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

Develop a simple iApp template

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


Course Topics

v13.1 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

Certification
301 a/b (LTM) Specialist
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Classroom Dates

Start Date End Date Location Language Status Price Learning Credits
09 May 2018 11 May 2018 ,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run £1,960.00
09 May 2018 11 May 2018 Agrate Brianza,
Italy
it Open £1,939.13
15 May 2018 17 May 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
16 May 2018 18 May 2018 Jukskei View,
South Africa
en Open £1,462.03
16 May 2018 18 May 2018 Vilvoorde,
Belgium
en Open £1,935.09
16 May 2018 18 May 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Guaranteed to Run £2,181.52
22 May 2018 24 May 2018 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
23 May 2018 25 May 2018 Madrid,
Spain
es Open £1,745.22
30 May 2018 01 Jun 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
06 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2018 Nairobi,
Kenya
en Open £2,270.89
06 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2018 Dakar,
Senegal
fr Open £0.00
13 Jun 2018 15 Jun 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
19 Jun 2018 21 Jun 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
20 Jun 2018 22 Jun 2018 Lagos,
Nigeria
en Open £2,270.89
27 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 Madrid,
Spain
es Open £1,745.22
27 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
04 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 Jukskei View,
South Africa
en Open £1,462.03
Available in classroom and online. 04 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 Houten,
Netherlands
en Open £1,935.09
11 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018 London,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run £1,960.00
11 Jul 2018 13 Jul 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
17 Jul 2018 19 Jul 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
24 Jul 2018 26 Jul 2018 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
25 Jul 2018 27 Jul 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
21 Aug 2018 23 Aug 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
22 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 Vilvoorde,
Belgium
en Open £1,935.09
22 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
05 Sep 2018 07 Sep 2018 Nairobi,
Kenya
en Open £2,270.89
05 Sep 2018 07 Sep 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
Available in classroom and online. 12 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018 Houten,
Netherlands
en Open £1,935.09
12 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018 Lagos,
Nigeria
en Open £2,270.89
18 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
19 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2018 Jukskei View,
South Africa
en Open £1,462.03
19 Sep 2018 21 Sep 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
25 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
26 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 Agrate Brianza,
Italy
it Open £1,939.13
26 Sep 2018 28 Sep 2018 Dakar,
Senegal
fr Open £0.00
03 Oct 2018 05 Oct 2018 Crawley,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run £1,960.00
03 Oct 2018 05 Oct 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
10 Oct 2018 12 Oct 2018 Vilvoorde,
Belgium
en Open £1,935.09
17 Oct 2018 19 Oct 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
23 Oct 2018 25 Oct 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
07 Nov 2018 09 Nov 2018 London,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run £1,960.00
07 Nov 2018 09 Nov 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
13 Nov 2018 15 Nov 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
14 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 Lagos,
Nigeria
en Open £2,270.89
21 Nov 2018 23 Nov 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
21 Nov 2018 23 Nov 2018 Dakar,
Senegal
fr Open £0.00
27 Nov 2018 29 Nov 2018 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
28 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018 Vilvoorde,
Belgium
en Open £1,935.09
05 Dec 2018 07 Dec 2018 Jukskei View,
South Africa
en Open £1,462.03
05 Dec 2018 07 Dec 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
Available in classroom and online. 12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 Houten,
Netherlands
en Open £1,935.09
12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 Crawley,
United Kingdom
en Guaranteed to Run £1,960.00
18 Dec 2018 20 Dec 2018 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
19 Dec 2018 21 Dec 2018 Asnieres-sur-Seine,
France
fr Open £2,181.52
09 Jan 2019 11 Jan 2019 Nairobi,
Kenya
en Open £2,270.89
15 Jan 2019 17 Jan 2019 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
16 Jan 2019 18 Jan 2019 Dakar,
Senegal
fr Open £0.00
22 Jan 2019 24 Jan 2019 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
30 Jan 2019 01 Feb 2019 Lagos,
Nigeria
en Open £2,270.89
12 Feb 2019 14 Feb 2019 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
12 Mar 2019 14 Mar 2019 Dubai,
United Arab Emirates
en Open £2,270.89
26 Mar 2019 28 Mar 2019 Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia
en Open £2,270.89
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Virtual Classroom

Start Date End Date Start Time End Time Language Status Price Learning Credits
04 Jul 2018 06 Jul 2018 08:00 AM
BST
(9:00 AM CEST)
16:00 PM
BST
(5:00 PM CEST)
en Open £1,935.09
12 Sep 2018 14 Sep 2018 08:00 AM
BST
(9:00 AM CEST)
16:00 PM
BST
(5:00 PM CEST)
en Open £1,935.09
12 Dec 2018 14 Dec 2018 09:00 AM
BST
(9:00 AM CET)
17:00 PM
BST
(5:00 PM CET)
en Open £1,935.09

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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