Configuring Big-IP LTM

F5 Networks

Course Description

This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, introducing trainees to both commonly used and advanced BIG-IP LTM features and functionality. Lecture and extensive hands-on labs in the course helps trainees build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.


    • BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
    • A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects
    • Modifying traffic behaviour with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity
    • Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and
        external monitors)
    • Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)
    • Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)
    • Modifying traffic behaviour with profiles (including TCP profiles, advanced HTTP profile options, caching,
        compression, and OneConnect profiles)
    • Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, packet
        filters, and route domains)
    • Deploying application services with iApps
    • Implementing SNATs
    • Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies
    • Securing application delivery using BIG-IP LTM


Trainees are required to complete the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:

      • Administering BIG-IP instructor-led 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
    • Web application delivery
    • HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols
    • TLS/SSL


This course is intended for network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.

How You Will Benefit

By the end of this course, the trainees should be able to use both the Configuration utility, TMSH, and Linux commands to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network. In addition, trainees should be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

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