F5 Networks: Configuring BIG-IP LTM v11.x: Local Traffic Manager

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In this course, students are introduced to the BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) system, common and advanced features.


Upon sucessful completion of this course, network professionals will have a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11, including commonly used and advanced LTM features.


This course is intended for network administrators, operators and engineers.


Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Backing Up and Restoring BIG-IP Configurations
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

Review and Lab Project

  • BIG-IP Concepts
  • Command Line Configuration
  • BIG-IP Configuration Files
  • Archive Files

Load Balancing

  • Static vs. Dynamic Load Balancing
  • Least Connections
  • Fastest
  • Weighted Least Connections
  • Observed
  • Predictive
  • Dynamic Ratio
  • Priority Group Activation,
  • Fallback Host,
  • Load Balancing: Member vs. Node


  • Persistence Concepts
  • Persistence Revisited
  • Persistence Options
  • Other types of Persistence


  • Monitor Configuration and Review
  • Monitor Assignment
  • Monitor Status Reporting
  • Scripted Monitors
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Other Monitor Options

Virtual Servers

  • Forwarding Virtual Servers
  • Network Virtual Servers
  • Virtual Server Order of Precedence
  • Path Load Balancing
  • Auto Last Hop


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

Configuring High Availability: Part 1

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

Configuring High Availability: Part 2

  • Failover Triggers and Detection
  • VLAN Failsafe, Stateful Failover
  • Connection Mirroring
  • Persistence Mirroring
  • Device Group Communication
  • N+1 Availability
  • Sync-Only Device Groups


  • 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

Selected Topics

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


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


  • iRules Concepts
  • iRule Events
  • iRule Commands
  • Context String Manipulation Commands
  • Other iRule Concerns

Training provider

Teaching mode:
Classroom - Instructor Led
Online - Instructor Led
Duration: 3 days
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