F5 Networks - Administering and Configuring BIG-IP LTM v11

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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.


The student should be able to setup an initial configuration and build many common and advanced configurations of BIG-IP LTM systems using either the Graphical User Interface or Command Line utilities. In addition, the student should be able to monitor and manage common tasks concerning traffic processed by a BIG-IP LTM system.


This course is intended for network administrators, network operators, and network engineers for a functional understanding of the BIG-IP® v11.2 system installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.


Students should understand: TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:

  • The Address Resolution Protocol
  • Direct and In direct Routing
  • TCP Handshakes
  • Command Line Configuration including:
    • Commands and Parameters
    • Command Line Access (DOS or UNIX)
    • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components.
    • Fundamental programming concepts.

The training provider requires all students to bring their own laptop (and power cable). A laptop with a 802.11 b/g wireless card and a Remote Desktop Client (available for Windows, OSX and Linux). Please advise your Account Manager as soon as possible should you not be able to meet these requirements.


  • Getting Started with the BIG-IP System
  • Traffic Processing with LTM
  • Secure Network Address Translation (SNATs)
  • Managing the BIG-IP System
  • Monitors, Network Map, and Configuration State
  • Profile Concepts
  • Session Persistence
  • iApps Concepts
  • Basic BIG-IP Troubleshooting
  • BIG-IP Administration
  • Overview of Other BIG-IP Products (GTM, ASM, APM)
  • Enterprise Manager (EM)
  • High Availability Concepts
  • iRules
  • Installation and Licensing
  • Virtual Servers and Pools and Load Balancing
  • Profiles
  • Persistence
  • Health Monitors
  • SSL Termination and Certificate Management
  • NATs and SNATs
  • Highly Available Redundant System configurations
  • Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) command line, SNMP and Logging
  • BIG-IP Admin topics such as Clustered Multi-Processing (CMP), VLAN Management, and Administrative Domains
  • A new v11 feature called iApps

Training provider

Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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