This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces trainees to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed.
• Getting started with the BIG-IP system • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) • Using NATs and SNATs • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) • Monitoring application health and managing object status • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles, including SSL offload (client SSL termination) Modifying traffic behavior with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP system, including logging (local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging), monitoring the BIGIP system remotely with SNMP, and using tcpdump • Always-On Management (AOM) • License, disk, boot location, and software management • User roles and administrative partitions • CMP and vCMP concepts • Configuring high availability (including active/standby and connection and persistence mirroring).
There are no required F5 prerequisites for this course. The following general network technology knowledge and experience are required before attending this instructor-led course: • OSI model encapsulation • Routing and switching • Ethernet and ARP • TCP/IP concepts • IP addressing and subnetting • NAT and private IP addressing • Default gateway • Network firewalls • LAN vs. WAN
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. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.