F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v14

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 BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

    Dec 9 2020

    December 9 - 11, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live

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    F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v14

    December 9 - 11, 2020 | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST) | Virtual Classroom Live


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Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 3 : Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

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

Lesson 4 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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

Lesson 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
  • Lesson 8 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
  • Profiles Overview 
  • TCP Express Optimization 
  • TCP Profiles Overview 
  • HTTP Profile Options 
  • OneConnect 
  • Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP 
  • HTTP Caching 
  • Stream Profiles 
  • F5 Acceleration Technologies

Lesson 9 : Selected Topics

  • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking 
  • Restricting Network Access 
  • SNMP Features 
  • Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains

Lesson 10 : Deploying Application Services with iApps

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

Lesson 11 : 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 
  • What Can You Do with a Local Traffic Policy? 
  • How Does a Local Traffic Policy Work? 
  • Understanding Local Traffic Policy Workflow 
  • Introducing the Elements of a Local Traffic Policy 
  • Specifying the Matching Strategy 
  • What Are Rules? 
  • Understanding Requires and Controls 
  • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules 
  • Configuring a New Rule 
  • Including Tcl in Certain Rule Settings


Lesson 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

Lesson 13 : Final Lab Project

  • About the Final Lab Project 
  • Possible Solution to Lab 14.0
  • 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, and packet filters)
  • Deploying application services with iApps
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

 

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

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

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