Students are introduced to BIG-IQ, its interface, and its various functionality. We first look at administering and operating the BIG-IQ system itself, then detail how it is used to remotely manage BIG-IP devices running BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM).
We then look at configuring a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD) system and see how it is used for the remote storage and examination of BIG-IP log events and statistics.
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.
These courses are available at F5 University(http://university.f5.com):
Getting Started with BIG-IP Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
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
Delegates will learn how to
- The installation and setup of the BIG-IQ system
- An overview of the BIG-IQ product set and its approach to managing BIG-IP devices.
- Administering the BIG-IQ system and its facilities
- Managing BIG-IP LTM devices through their discovery and the subsequent central control and deployment of product objects used on these devices
- BIG-IQ and managed BIG-IP device troubleshooting steps
- BIG-IQ and managed BIG-IP device monitoring and reporting facilities
- The installation and setup of a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)
- Logging and examining BIG-IP LTM events via the BIG-IQ DCD
Setting Up the BIG-IQ System BIG-IQ Overview
- BIG-IQ Centralized Management
- BIG-IQ Components
- BIG-IQ Core Functionality
- BIG-IQ Data Collection Device
- BIG-IP Cloud Edition Administering the BIG-IQ System
- Controlling Access to the BIG-IQ
- Creating, Authenticating, Configuring Users
- Local Host Settings
- Configuring DNS, NTP, and SMTP
- Monitoring BIG-IQ, DCD, and BIG-IP Events with Alerts
- Monitoring BIG-IQ with iHealth
- Post Installation Issues; Licensing, Changing Management IP, Master Key, Restoring Backups
Managing BIG-IP LTM Devices
- BIG-IP LTM Device Discovery
- BIG-IP Device Backup
- Deploying to BIG-IP Devices
- Deployment and Deployment Logs
- Configuration Snapshots
- Managing BIG-IP Certificates
- Managing BIG-IP Licenses
- Monitoring BIG-IP Devices with iHealth
- Management of QKView Reports from Managed BIG-IP Devices
Setting Up the BIG-IQ Data Collection Device
SELECT FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSE TOPICS BASED ON THE ALLOTTED TIME
- Custom Role Types and Groups
- Managing BIG-IP Devices using Application Templates
- Managing BIG-IP ASM
- Managing BIG-IP AFM
- Managing BIG-IP AFM DoS
- Managing BIG-IP APM
- Managing BIG-IP DNS
- Monitoring BIG-IP DSC
- Administering BIG-IQ High
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