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F5 BIG-IP LTM CNF 4D v11.x - CONFIGURING BIG-IP LOCAL TRAFFIC MANAGER 4-Day

Description

This four-day course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP LTM v11 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.

By the end of this course, 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.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Installation and Licensing
  • Virtual Servers and Pools and Load Balancing
  • Profiles
  • iRules
  • Persistance
  • Health Monitors
  • SSL Termination and Certificate Management
  • NATs and SNATs
  • Highly Available Redundant System configurations
  • tmsh (TM Shell) command line, SNMP and Logging
  • BIG-IP Admin topics such as Clustered Muli-Processing (CMP), VLAN Management, Administrative Domains
  • A new v11 feature called iApps

Prerequisites

Students must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 Instructor-led course
  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials course
  • Achieve F5 Certified 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:

  • The Linux File Systemvpico editor or vi editor
  • The tcpdump program

Who Should Attend

The audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Engineers

Outline

Preface: Product Overviews and Hardware

  • BIG-IP Product Family
  • ARX Product Family
  • F5 Hardware
  • F5 Services and Resources

Module 1: Installation and Initial Access

  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager Overview
  • Licensing, Provisioning & the Setup Utility
  • Installation and Setup Labs
    • Lab Changing Initial IP Address
    • Lab Licensing the System and Provisioning
    • Lab Setup Utility
    • Lab Configuration and Backup
  • BIG-IP Hardware Platforms
  • Switch Card Control Processor (SCCP) and Always On Management (AOM)
    • Lab SCCP / AOM IP Address Configuration

Module 2: Load Balancing

  • Virtual Servers and Pools
  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
    • Lab Virtual Servers and Pools
  • Network Map
  • Load Balancing Modes
  • Configuring Load Balancing
    • Labs Load Balancing

Module 3: Monitors

  • Monitor Concepts
  • Monitor Configuration
  • Monitor Assignment
  • Monitor Status Reporting
    • Lab Monitors for Nodes
    • Labs Monitors for Pools and Members

Module 4: Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Common Protocol Profile Types and Settings
  • Configuring and Using Profiles

Module 5: Persistence

  • Persistence Concepts
  • Source Address Persistence
    • Lab Source Address Persistence
  • Cookie Persistence
    • Lab Cookie Persistence
  • Object Management
    • Lab Disabled Members

Module 6 Processing SSL Traffic

  • SSL Termination/Initiation
  • SSL Profile Configuration
    • Lab Client SSL
    • Lab Client and Server SSL (Optional)

Module 7: Lab Project #1

  • Configuration Project
    • Lab Configuration Project
  • Review Questions Modules 1 to 6

Module 8: NATs and SNATs

  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
    • Lab Configuring a NAT
  • Secure Network Address Translation (SNAT)
    • Labs SNAT Labs

Module 9: iRules

  • iRules Concepts
  • iRules Events
  • Configuring iRules
    • Labs iRules Lab #1
    • Labs iRules Lab #2

Module 10: High Availability

  • Sync-Failover Group Concepts
  • Synchronization State and Failover
    • Lab Sync-Failover Device Group
  • Redundant Pair Communication
  • Upgrading the BIG-IP System
  • Fail-over Triggers & Detection
    • Lab VLAN Failsafe
  • Stateful Fail-over
    • Labs Connection & Persistence Mirroring

Module 11: High Availability Part 2

  • Traffic Group Concepts
  • MAC Masquerading
    • Lab Traffic Groups
    • Lab n + 1 High Availability

Module 12: tmsh Command Line Configuration

  • Command Line using tmsh
  • Running vs Saved Configuration
    • Labs tmsh Configuration
  • Config Files
    • Lab Config Files
    • Optional Labs SNATs and Monitors

Module 13: BIG-IP Administration

  • Installation Topics
  • Clustered Multi Processing (CMP)
  • F5 VLAN Terminology
  • Restricting Network Access
    • Lab Packet Filters
  • Administrative Domains
    • Lab Admins Domains and Partitions
  • Sync-Only Group Concepts
    • Lab Sync-Only Device Groups

Module 14: Maintaining BIG-IP

  • F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Documentation for Support
  • BIG-IP iHealth
  • tcpdump
  • The bigtop and bigstart Commands
  • Logging and Notification
  • SNMP Features
    • Lab Remote Syslog
    • Lab SNMP Trap
    • Optional Lab iHealth & qkview
    • Optional Labs Command Line Tools

Module 15: Profiles part 2

  • TCP Express Optimization
  • HTTP Profile Options
  • OneConnect
  • HTTP Compression
    • Lab HTTP Compression
  • HTTP Caching
  • Streaming profile
  • F5 Acceleration Technologies
    • Optional Labs Caching, Streaming & Authentication

Module 16: iApps

  • iApps Concepts
  • Analytics
    • Lab Deploying an Application Service
    • Lab Modifying an Application Service
    • Lab Analytics

Module 17: Virtual Servers part 2

  • Virtual Servers Concepts
    • Lab Forwarding Virtual Servers
  • Path Load Balancing
  • Auto Last Hop
  • Firewall Sandwiches An Example

Module 18: SNATs part 2

  • SNATs Re-visited
  • SNAT Automap
  • SNAT Pools
  • SNAT as Listeners
  • SNAT Configuration
    • Labs SNAT Lab
  • VIP Bounceback
    • Lab VIP Bounceback
    • Network Packet Processing

Module 19: Monitors part 2

  • Monitors Re-visited
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Other Monitor Options
  • Passive or Inband Monitors
    • Lab Monitors

Module 20: Persistence part 2

  • Persistence Re-visited
  • Persistence Options
  • Other types of Persistence
    • Lab Universal Persistence

Module 21: iRules part 2

  • iRules Re-visited
  • iRule Events
  • iRule Commands
  • Context
  • String Manipulation Commands
  • Other iRule Concerns

Module 22: Lab Project 2

  • Configuration Project Options
    • Labs iRules Labs 1 to 6
    • Lab Path Load Balancing Project

Appendix A - Installation

  • Pre-Installation Information
  • Installation Worksheet
  • Installation options
    • Optional Lab V11 Re-Install

Appendix B New Features

  • New Feature summary for Version 11.0.0
  • New Feature summary for Version 10.2.0
  • New Feature summary for Version 10.1.0
  • New Feature summary for Version 10.0.0

Appendix C Additional Topics

  • Setup Utility labs for v10
  • bigpipe command line labs for v9
  • Redundant Pair labs for v10

Appendix D HTTP Basics

  • Requests and Responses
  • HTTP Headers