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Configuring Big-IP LTM v11: Local Traffic Manager

Course Details

This three-day course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11, introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps students build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

Course Prerequisites

Students must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 Instructor-led course
  • BIG-IP Administrator certification

Students should understand:

  • TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:
    • The Address Resolution Protocol
    • Direct and Indirect Routing
    • TCP Handshakes
  • Command Line Configuration
  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
  • Fundamental programming concepts

In addition, students should be proficient in:

  • Basic PC operation and application skills, including Linux and Windows O
  • Basic Web browser operation (Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox are used in class)
  • pico editor or vi editor
  • The tcpdump program

Course Goals

By the end 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. In addition, students should be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

Course Agenda

Topics covered in this course include:
  • Set up the BIG-IP LTM System
  • Load Balancing, including priority group activation and connection limits
  • Persistence concepts, including universal persistence and match across services
  • Monitors, including scripted monitors and managing multiple monitors
  • Profiles, including compression, caching, and F5 acceleration technologies
  • Deploying iApps
  • Highly Availability, including Sync-Failover and Sync-Only device groups, traffic groups, and N+1 concepts
  • Forwarding and network virtual servers, path load balancing, and auto last hop
  • Configuring local traffic policies
  • Implementing SNATs
  • IPv6 and route domains
  • Configuring iRules