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Administering BIG-IP

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Price £1,100 before tax
Length: 2 Days
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: F5N_BIG-OP-ADMIN
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  • London - Thomas More Square
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  • London - Dowgate Hill
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  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
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  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
    £1,100 before tax
  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
  • Virtual Classroom (GMT / UTC)
    £1,100 before tax
  • London - Dowgate Hill
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  • Dublin
    £1,100 before tax
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This training is also available as onsite training. Feel free to contact us for more information.

Description

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.

Objectives

•    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

Participants

This course is intended for 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.

Prerequisite(s)

There are no required F5 prerequisites for 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 (http://university.f5.com):


•    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

Programme

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 Resources


 


Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks



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


 


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 Resources



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 Resources



Chapter 5: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles



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



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



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 Resources



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

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