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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM v12 or v13: Local Traffic Manager

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Overview

Provides networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP LTM v12 system as it is commonly used, as well as an in-depth understanding of advanced features. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of BIG-IP LTM systems. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions. 

Target Audience

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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Prerequisites

Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification

Course Objectives

  • Back up the BIG-IP system configuration for safekeeping
  • Configure virtual servers, pools, monitors, profiles, and persistence objects
  • Test and verify application delivery through the BIG-IP system using local traffic statistics
  • Configure priority group activation on a load balancing pool to allow servers to be activated only as needed to process traffic
  • Compare and contrast member-based and node-based dynamic load balancing methods
  • Configure connection limits to place a threshold on traffic volume to particular pool members and nodes
  • Differentiate between cookie, SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence, and describe use cases for each
  • Describe the three Match Across Services persistence options and use cases for each
  • Configure health monitors to appropriately monitor application delivery through a BIG-IP system
  • Configure different types of virtual services to support different types of traffic processing through a BIG-IP system
  • Configure different types of SNATs to support routing of traffic through a BIG-IP system
  • Configure VLAN tagging and trunking
  • Restrict administrative and application traffic through the BIG-IP system using packet filters, port lockdown, and virtual server settings
  • Configure SNMP alerts and traps in support of remote monitoring of the BIG-IP system
  • Use an F5-supplied iApp template to deploy and manage a website application service
  • Use iRules and local traffic policies appropriately to customize application delivery through the BIG-IP system
  • Configure the BIG-IP to detect and mitigate some common attacks at the network and application layers using LTM features such as SYN check, eviction policies, iRules and Local Traffic Policies

Full Course Outline

Lesson 1: Setting up the BIG-IP System 

Lesson 2: Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

Lesson 3: Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

Lesson 4: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistance 

Lesson 5: Monitoring Application Health 

Lesson 6: Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers

Lesson 7: SNATs 

Lesson 8: Configuring High Availability 

Lesson 9: Configuring High Availability Part 2 

Lesson 10: Modifying Traffic with Profiles 

Lesson 11: Selected Topics 

Lesson 12: Deploying Application Services with iApps 

Lesson 13: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies 

Lesson 14: Final Lab Project

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