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Configuring BIG-IP on VIPRION v.13.1


Price £820 before tax
Length: 1 Day
Lunch : Included
Courseware : Included
Course code: F5N_VPR-1
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  • Chertsey - F5
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This course provides network professionals with a functional understanding of the BIG-IP VIPRION platform. It includes an overview of the chassis, hardware options, Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP) and virtual CMP (vCMP) deployment options.

The course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on labs, and discussions.


• BIG-IP VIPRION system setup
• VIPRION chassis and blade hardware options overview
• Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP)
• Configuring virtualized CMP (vCMP) host and guests
• High Availability with vCMP and non-vCMP systems
• Hardware maintenance and basic troubleshooting
• Lab Projects


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



Students must 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)
• Getting Started with VIPRION

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


Chapter 1: Introducing the VIPRION System Architecture

• Introducing the VIPRION System
• VIPRION 2000 Series Chassis
• VIPRION 4000 Series Chassis
• Primary and Secondary Blades
• VIPRION Cables and Transceivers
• Other Components

Chapter 2: Setting Up a BIG-IP VIPRION System

• Initial BIG-IP Setup Utility Steps
• Creating an Archive of the BIG-IP System
• BIG-IP vCMP-Enabled Appliance Setup Labs

Chapter 3: Load Balancing Traffic with CMP

• What is CMP?
• Understanding the Disaggregator (DAG)
• Differentiating between CMP-enabled and CMP-disabled
• Understanding the Relationship Between CMP and Persistence Records and iRules Variables
• VIPRION Features and Technologies

Chapter 4: Running BIG-IP with vCMP

• What is vCMP?
• vCMP Licensing and Provisioning
• F5 Virtualization
• vCMP Host and vCMP Guests
• Physical and Logical Cores
• Virtual Disks
• Flexible Resource Allocation

Chapter 5: Configuring a High Availability Deployment in a VIPRION System

• Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)
• Introducing Network Failover Communication
• Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration
• Configuring DSC Communication
• Establishing Device Trust
• Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group
• Synchronizing Configuration Data
• Exploring Traffic Groups
• Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers
• Understanding HA Group Monitors
• Cluster High Availability without vCMP

Chapter 6: Managing Blades and Performing Hardware Maintenance

• Recommended VIPRION Practices
• Full Cluster Start-Up
• Adding a New Blade
• VIPRION Troubleshooting Commands
• Troubleshooting Tools
• Contact F5 Technical Support
• End User Diagnostics (EUD)

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