Arrow Electronics, Inc.

Administering BIG-IP v.16.1

CODE: F5N_BIG-OP-ADMIN

LENGTH: 16 Hours (2 days)

PRICE: £1,595.00

Description

Begin the BIG-IP learning journey with Administering BIG-IP. Learn how to set up and operate the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network.

 

Through a combination of instructor-led lecture and hands-on labs, complete initial configuration including licensing, resource provisioning, networking, high-availability (HA), and more to establish a secure system.

 

Gain practical experience implementing traffic processing objects: pools, virtual servers, health monitors, network address translation (NATs and SNATs), and more.

 

Explore modifying traffic behavior with profiles that include SSL offload and re-encryption, and with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence using the configuration utility graphical user interface (GUI) and TMSH (TMOS Shell) command line interface (CLI).

 

Build troubleshooting skills learning various logging methods including local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging combined with practice using troubleshooting tools like TCPDUMP.

 

Learn typical administrative and operational activities including user roles and administrative partition creation and management.

Objectives

 

Gain practical experience implementing traffic processing objects: pools, virtual servers, health monitors, network address translation (NATs and SNATs), and more. 

 

Explore modifying traffic behavior with profiles that include SSL offload and re-encryption, and with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence using the configuration utility graphical user interface (GUI) and TMSH (TMOS Shell) command line interface (CLI). 

 

Build troubleshooting skills learning various logging methods including local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging combined with practice using troubleshooting tools like TCPDUMP. 

 

Learn typical administrative and operational activities including user roles and administrative partition creation and management.

 

 

Audience

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.

Prerequisites

The following free Self-Directed Training (SDT) courses, although optional, are helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:


• Getting Started with BIG-IP
• Getting Started with Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

General network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course, including OSI model encapsulation, routing and switching, Ethernet and ARP, TCP/IP concepts, IP addressing and subnetting, NAT and private IP addressing, NAT and private IP addressing, default gateway, network firewalls, and LAN vs. WAN.

Programme

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 Re-Encryption

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

Follow on courses

F5N_BIG-LTM-CFG-3, Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v.16.1

F5N_BIG-DNS-I, Configuring BIG-IP DNS (formerly GTM) v.16.1

F5N_BIG-AWF-CFG, Configuring F5 Advanced WAF (previously licensed as ASM) v16.1

F5N_BIG-EGW-APM, Configuring BIG-IP APM: Access Policy Manager v.16.1

F5N_BIG-IRULE-CFG, Developing iRules for BIG-IP v.16.1

F5N_BIG-TRBL-INT2, Troubleshooting BIG-IP v.16.1

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 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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22 Apr 2024

Virtual Classroom

BST

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00 £ 1,276.00

10 Jun 2024

Virtual Classroom

BST

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00 £ 1,435.50

29 Jul 2024

Virtual Classroom

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English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00

09 Sep 2024

Virtual Classroom

BST

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00

18 Nov 2024

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00

09 Dec 2024

Virtual Classroom

GMT

English

Instructor Led Online

£ 1,595.00

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