About this course

Course code TPF5N_BIGIPAD
Duration 2 Days

This 2 day 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. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Prerequisites

  • There are no required F5 prerequisites for this course.

However, completing the following before attending would be very helpful for students 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
  • LAN vs. WAN

Delegates will learn how to

  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Using the TMSH (TMOS Shell) command line interface
  • Using NATs and SNATs
  • Monitoring application health and managing object status
  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles, including SSL offload and re-encryption
  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence
  • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP system, including logging (local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging), and using tcpdump
  • Always-On Management (AOM)
  • User roles and administrative partitions
  • vCMP concepts
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

Outline

Chapter 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


Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks

  • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects
  • Network Packet Flow
  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
  • Load Balancing Traffic
  • Viewing Module Statistics and Logs
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)
  • Understanding the TMSH Hierarchical Structure
  • Navigating the TMSH Hierarchy
  • Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files
  • BIG-IP System Configuration State
  • Loading and Saving the System Configuration
  • Shutting Down and Restarting the BIG-IP System
  • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)
  • Viewing the BIG-IP Connection Table


Chapter 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


Chapter 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


Chapter 5: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Introducing Profiles
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles


Chapter 6: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence
  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
  • Managing Object State
  • Introducing Action on Service Down


Chapter 7: Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System

  • Configuring Logging
  • Introducing BIG-IP System Logging
  • Legacy Remote Logging
  • Introducing High Speed Logging (HSL)
  • High-Speed Logging Filters
  • HSL Configuration Objects
  • Configuring High Speed Logging
  • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Support
  • Information Required when Opening a Support Case
  • Providing Files to F5 Technical Support
  • Running End User Diagnostics


Chapter 8: Administering the BIG-IP System

  • Leveraging Always-On Management (AOM)
  • Expanding Availability with Device Service Clustering (DSC)
  • Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics
  • Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions
  • Leveraging vCMP


Chapter 9: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

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


Chapter 10: Additional Training and Certification

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

2 Days

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