Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Administering BIG-IP and Configuring BIG-IP LTM v.15.1: Local Traffic Manager Bundle

CODE: F5N_BIGIPAD_LTM_BDLE

LENGTH: 5 days

PRICE: £3,320.00

Description

Attend both the F5 Administering BIG-IP and Configuring BIG-IP LTM v14.1: Local Traffic Manager courses in the same week and save ££s*!

Administering BIG-IP v15.1

This 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.

Configuring BIG-IP LTM v15.1: Local Traffic Manager

This 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 BIGIP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high-performance application delivery network.

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Objectives

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

Administering BIG-IP v15.1

• Describe the role of the BIG-IP system as a full proxy device in an application delivery network

• Set up, start/restart/stop, license, and provision the BIG-IP system out-of-the-box

• Create a basic network configuration on the BIG-IP system including VLANs and self IPs

• Use the Configuration utility and TMSH to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors

• Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives

• View resource status, availability, and statistical information and use this information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic

• Use profiles to manipulate the way the BIG-IP system processes traffic through a virtual server

• Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool • Support, and view traffic flow using TCPDUMP

• Understand and manage user roles and partitions

• Configure and manage a sync-failover device group with more than two members

• Configure stateful failover using connection mirroring and persistence mirroring

Configuring BIG-IP LTM v15.1: Local Traffic Manager

• Back up the BIG-IP system configuration for safekeeping

• Configure virtual servers, pools, monitors, profiles, and persistence objects

• Test and verify application delivery through the BIG-IP system using local traffic statistics

• Configure priority group activation on a load balancing pool to allow servers to be activated only as needed to process traffic

• Compare and contrast member-based and node-based dynamic load balancing methods

• Configure connection limits to place a threshold on traffic volume to particular pool members and nodes

• Differentiate between cookie, SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence, and describe use cases for each

• Describe the three Match Across Services persistence options and use cases for each

• Configure health monitors to appropriately monitor application delivery through a BIG-IP system

• Configure different types of virtual services to support different types of traffic processing through a BIG-IP system

• Configure different types of SNATs to support routing of traffic through a BIG-IP system

• Configure VLAN tagging and trunking

• Restrict administrative and application traffic through the BIG-IP system using packet filters, port lockdown, and virtual server settings

• Configure SNMP alerts and traps in support of remote monitoring of the BIG-IP system

• Use iRules and local traffic policies appropriately to customize application delivery through the BIG-IP system

• Configure the BIG-IP to detect and mitigate some common attacks at the network and application layers using LTM features such as SYN check, eviction policies, iRules and Local Traffic Policies

Audience

This course is intended for system and network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of a BIG-IP application delivery network, and installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.

Prerequisites

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 LearnF5 (https://www.f5.com/services/training):

• Getting Started with BIG-IP
• 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

Administering BIG-IP v15.1

Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

Introducing the BIG-IP System

Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System

Configuring the Management Interface

Activating the Software License

Provisioning Modules and Resources

Importing a Device Certificate

Specifying BIG-IP Platform Properties

Configuring the Network

Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers

Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings

Configuring High Availability Options

Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration

Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks

Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects

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)

Chapter 3: Using NATs and SNATs

Address Translation on the BIG-IP System

Mapping IP Addresses with NATs

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

Introducing SSL Offload and SSL ReEncryption

Managing Object State

Chapter 6: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

Understanding the Need for Persistence

Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence

Managing Object State

Chapter 7: Administering the BIG-IP System

Configuring 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

Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics

Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions

Leveraging vCMP

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

Configuring BIG-IP LTM v15.1: Local Traffic Manager

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 Cookie Persistence

Specifying Default and Fallback 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: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

Profiles Overview

TCP Express Optimization

TCP Profiles Overview

HTTP Profile Options

HTTP/2 Profile Options

OneConnect

Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP

Web Acceleration Profile and HTTP Caching

Stream Profiles

F5 Acceleration Technologies

Chapter 9: Selected Topics

VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking

Restricting Network Access

SNMP Features

Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains

Chapter 10: Customizing Application Delivery with iRule

Getting Started with iRules

Understanding When iRules are Triggered

Deploying iRules

Constructing an iRule

Testing and Debugging iRules

Exploring iRules Documentation

Chapter 11: Customizing Application Delivery with Local Traffic Policies

Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies

Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

Chapter 12: Securing Application Delivery with LTM

Understanding Today’s Threat Landscape

Integrating LTM Into Your Security Strategy

Defending Your Environment Against SYN Flood Attacks

Defending Your Environment Against Other Volumetric Attacks

Addressing Application Vulnerabilities with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

Detecting and Mitigating Other Common HTTP Threats

Chapter 13: Final Lab Project

About the Final Lab Project

Possible Solution to Lab 13.1

Follow on courses

F5N_BIG-DNS-I, Configuring BIG-IP DNS (formerly GTM) v.15.1
F5N_BIG-AWF-CFG, Configuring F5 Advanced WAF (previously licensed as ASM) v15.1
F5N_BIG-EGW-APM, Configuring BIG-IP APM: Access Policy Manager v.15.1

Test and Certification

Exam 201 – TMOS Administration
Prerequisite: Valid passing score on Exam 101 or valid F5-CTP, Sales Certification

This is the second and final exam that must be completed successfully by candidates wishing to achieve F5 Certified! Administrator, BIG-IP status. Passing this exam shows independence in performing day-to-day operations and basic troubleshooting of TMOS-based devices in various application environments after it has been installed, configured, and implemented. Individuals may choose to complete their certification journey here or move on to pursue the Technical Professional, Technical Specialist, Cloud or Security Solutions certification tracks.

View Exam 201 study materials on AskF5

Exam 301a - BIG-IP LTM Specialist: Architect, Set-up, Deploy
Prerequisites: Valid F5-CA, BIG-IP Certification

This is the first of two exams in the F5 Certified Technology Specialist, BIG-IP LTM certification and serves as a prerequisite to exam 301b. Candidates who pass this exam possess an understanding of underlying principles – from SSL-based VPN implementation to symmetric and asymmetric acceleration – and can draw on that insight to integrate BIG-IP LTM into existing networks as well as new implementations. Receiving the F5-CTS, BIG-IP LTM certification is a prerequisite for both the Cloud and Security Solutions Expert certification tracks.

View Exam 301a study materials on AskF5

Exam 301b - BIG-IP LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot
Prerequisites: Valid F5-CA, BIG-IP Certification, valid passing score on Exam 301a

This is the second exam candidates are required to pass in order to receive the F5 Certified Technology Specialist, BIGIP LTM certification. Passing this exam validates their ability to design, implement, maintain, and troubleshoot advanced F5 product features to enhance the effectiveness of an Application Delivery Network. In addition, it shows that a candidate understands underlying principles – from SSL-based VPN implementation to symmetric and asymmetric acceleration – and can draw on that insight to integrate BIG-IP LTM into existing networks as well as new implementations. Receiving the F5-CTS, BIG-IP LTM certification is a prerequisite for both the Cloud and Security Solutions Expert certification tracks.

View Exam 301b study materials on AskF5

Exam vouchers can be purchased from Arrow ECS at an additional charge. Vouchers can be used at www.vue.com/f5 to schedule exams at a time and location convenient to the attendee.

 

Session Dates
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08 Nov 2021

London - Dowgate Hill

GMT

English

Classroom

£ 3,320.00 £2,822.00

08 Nov 2021

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 3,320.00 £2,822.00

08 Nov 2021

Arrow ECS Dublin

GMT

English

Classroom

£ 3,320.00 £2,822.00

06 Dec 2021

London - Dowgate Hill

GMT

English

Classroom

£ 3,320.00 £2,988.00

06 Dec 2021

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 3,320.00 £2,988.00

06 Dec 2021

Arrow ECS Dublin

GMT

English

Classroom

£ 3,320.00 £2,988.00

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