F5 Networks: Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v12.x

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Overview

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.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to use both the graphical user interface and command line to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network, and be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

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.

Syllabus

Setting Up the BIG-IP System

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

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

Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

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

Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

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

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

Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

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

Processing Traffic with SNATs

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

Configuring High Availability

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

Configuring High Availability Part 2

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

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

Selected Topics

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

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

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

Final Lab Project

  • Lab Project Options

Additional Training and Certification

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

Appendix A: Installation

  • L1 and L2 Partner Support Requirements

Appendix B: Additional Labs and How To’s

  • Final Lab - Answer Key
  • Additional Challenge Requ

Training provider

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Duration: 3 days
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