LENGTH: 24 Hours (3 days)
This course provides networking professionals a functional understanding of iRules development. The course builds on the foundation of the Administering BIG-IP or Configuring LTM course, demonstrating how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP system. Extensive course labs consist of writing, applying and evaluating the effect of iRules on local traffic. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.
This course is intended for system administrators, network administrators and application developers responsible for the customization of traffic flow through a BIG-IP system.
Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:
The following free web-based training 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:
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:
Major Course Changes since v13
Developing iRules for BIG-IP v14.0 no longer covers the iRules Editor as it is not compatible with BIG-IP v14.0. Discussion of the Rule Profiler feature has been removed from the main course but can be covered as an add-on topic, if desired.