F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v14

Learn the administrative and operational activities of the F5 BIG-IP system.

This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the F5 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.

    May 24 2021

    Date: 05/24/2021 - 05/25/2021 (Monday - Tuesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Jun 21 2021

    Date: 06/21/2021 - 06/22/2021 (Monday - Tuesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Jul 19 2021

    Date: 07/19/2021 - 07/20/2021 (Monday - Tuesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Aug 16 2021

    Date: 08/16/2021 - 08/17/2021 (Monday - Tuesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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    Sep 13 2021

    Date: 09/13/2021 - 09/14/2021 (Monday - Tuesday) | 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (EST)
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Lesson 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

Lesson 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)

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 5 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Introducing Profiles
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles
  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
  • Managing Object State

Lesson 6 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
  • Managing Object State

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

*Please Note: Course Outline is subject to change without notice. Exact course outline will be provided at time of registration.
  • Configuration project
  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • F5 support
  • BIG-IP product architecture
  • Troubleshooting from bottom to top
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Using system logs

Network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration of a F5 BIG-IP application delivery network.

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