F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v12 or v13

This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces students to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed.

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About this Course

This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces students to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed.

Audience Profile

Primary audience for this course are:

  • network administrators
  • operators
  • and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of a BIG-IP application delivery network.
  • This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.

Prerequisites

Before attending this course, students should have the following knowledge or experience:

  • OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts. 

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 Configuration 
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

Lesson 2 : Traffic Processing Building Blocks

  • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects 
  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools 
  • Load Balancing Traffic 
  • Viewing Module Statistics and Logs 
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) 
  • Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files 
  • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)

Lesson 3 : Using NATs and SNATs

  • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System 
  • Mapping IP Addresses with NAT 
  • Solving Routing Issues with SNATs 
  • Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server 
  • Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion

Lesson 4 : Monitoring Application Health

  • Introducing Monitors 
  • Types of Monitors 
  • Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings 
  • Configuring Monitors 
  • Assigning Monitors to Resources 
  • Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status 
  • Using the Network Map

Lesson 5 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Introducing Profiles 
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies 
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles 
  • Understanding the Need for Persistence 
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence 
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence 
  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption 
  • Managing Object State

Lesson 6 : Administering the BIG-IP System

  • Configuring Logging 
  • Using TCPDUMP on the BIG-IP System 
  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System 
  • Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics 
  • Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions 
  • Leveraging vCMP

Lesson 7 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

  • Identifying iRules Components 
  • Triggering iRules with Events 
  • Leveraging the iRules Ecosystem on DevCentral

Lesson 8 : Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training 
  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum 
  • F5 Professional Certification Program


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