F5 Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) V12x

Code: 9771

3 days

List Tuition : $3,095.00 USD

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This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps you build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

Network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.

  • 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
  • Use both the Configuration utility, TMSH, and Linux commands to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network
  • Monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications
  • 1. BIG-IP System Setup

    • Introducing the BIG-IP System
    • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
    • Archiving the BIG-IP Configurations
    • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

    2. Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

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

    3. Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

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

    4. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

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

    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

    6. Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

    • Virtual Servers Concepts
    • Path Load Balancing
    • Auto Last Hop

    7. Processing Traffic with SNATs

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

    8. Configuring High Availability

    • Sync-Failover Group Concepts
    • Synchronization, State, and Failover
    • Traffic Group Concepts
    • N+1 Concepts

    9. Configuring High Availability Part 2

    • Failover Triggers and Detection
    • Stateful Failover
    • Device Group Communication
    • Sync-Only Device Groups

    10. Modifying Traffic with Profiles

    • Profiles Review
    • Common Protocol Profile Types and Settings
    • TCP Express Optimization
    • Performance Improvements
    • Configuring and Using Profiles
    • HTTP Profile Options
    • OneConnect
    • HTTP Compression
    • HTTP Caching
    • Stream Profiles
    • F5 Acceleration Technologies
    • Analytics

    11. Selected Topics

    • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
    • Restricting Network Access
    • SNMP Features
    • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    • Route Domains

    12. Deploying Application Services with iApps

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

    13. 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
    • Specifying Requires and Controls
    • Constructing and Managing Rules

    14. Final Lab Project

    • Lab Project Options

    15. Additional Training and Certification

    • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
    • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
    • F5 Professional Certification Program

    You must complete one of the following:

    • Administering BIG-IP v12
    • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials
    • Achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification

    You should understand:

    • TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including, the Address Resolution Protocol, Direct and Indirect Routing, and TCP Handshakes
    • Command Line Configuration
    • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
    • Fundamental programming concepts

    In addition, you should be proficient in:

    • The Linux File System
    • PICO editor or VI editor
    • The TCPDUMP program

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