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Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v.13.1


Price £1,950 before tax
Length: 3 Days
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: F5N_BIG-LTM-CFG-3
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This 3 day course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, introducing students to both commonly used and advanced BIG-IP LTM features and functionality. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps students build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high- performance application delivery network.


• BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
• A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects
• Using dynamic load balancing methods
• Modifying traffic behavior with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence)
• Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and external monitors)
• Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)
• Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)
• Configuring high availability (including active/standby and N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)
• Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)
• Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, packet filters, and route domains)
• Deploying application services with iApps
• Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies


This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.


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 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 (

• 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

The following course-specific knowledge and experience are suggested before attending this course:

• Web application delivery
• HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols


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: Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

• Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
• Reviewing Address Translation
• Reviewing Routing Assumptions
• Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
• Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
• Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
• Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data

Chapter 3: Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

• Exploring Load Balancing Options
• Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
• Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing

Chapter 4: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

• Reviewing Persistence
• Introducing SSL Persistence
• Introducing SIP Persistence
• Introducing Universal Persistence
• Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
• Using Match Across Options for Persistence

Chapter 5: Monitoring Application Health

• Differentiating Monitor Types
• Customizing the HTTP Monitor
• Monitoring an Alias Address and Port
• Monitoring a Path vs. Monitoring a Device
• Managing Multiple Monitors
• Using Application Check Monitors
• Using Manual Resume and Advanced Monitor Timer Settings

Chapter 6: Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

• Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types
• Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server
• Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence
• Path Load Balancing

Chapter 7: Processing Traffic with SNATs

• Overview of SNATs
• Using SNAT Pools
• SNATs as Listeners
• SNAT Specificity
• VIP Bounceback
• Additional SNAT Options
• Network Packet Processing Review

Chapter 8: Configuring High Availability

• Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)
• Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration
• Configuring DSC Communication Settings
• Establishing Device Trust
• Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group
• Synchronizing Configuration Data
• Exploring Traffic Group Behavior
• Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers
• Achieving Stateful Failover with Mirroring

Chapter 9: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

• Profiles Overview
• TCP Express Optimization
• TCP Profiles Overview
• HTTP Profile Options
• OneConnect
• Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
• HTTP Caching
• Stream Profiles
• F5 Acceleration Technologies

Chapter 10: Selected Topics

• VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
• Restricting Network Access
• SNMP Features
• Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains

Chapter 11: Deploying Application Services with iApps

• Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
• Using iApps Templates
• Deploying an Application Service
• Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral

Chapter 12: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

• Getting Started with iRules
• Triggering an iRule
• Introducing iRule Constructs
• Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
• Deploying and Testing iRules
• Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies
• Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

Chapter 13: Final Lab Project

• About the Final Lab Project
• Possible Solution to Lab 13.1


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