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Developing iRules for BIG-IP v11

Course Details

This three-day course provides networking professionals a functional understanding of iRules development. The course builds on the foundation of the Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11 course, demonstrating how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP. Course Labs consist of writing, applying and evaluating the effect of iRules on LTM traffic. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending the Developing BIG-IP with iRules course the student must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP v11 Instructor-led course
  • BIG-IP Administrator certification

The student can also benefit from several months experience configuring and designing with the BIG-IP LTM product before attending this course.

Students should also be familiar with:

  • Common network terminology
  • TCP/IP addressing and routing
  • Internetworking concepts
  • Common elements of WAN and LAN environments
  • Programming basics (Tcl is a plus)

Students should be proficient in:

  • Basic PC operation and application skills, including Linux and Windows OS
  • Basic web browser operation (Internet Explorer is used in class)
  • Tcl and TMSH commands

Course Agenda

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction
  • DevCentral - The Resource for iRules
  • iRule Elements
  • Syntax and Troubleshooting
  • iRule Optimization
  • iRules and Security
  • Expressions and Operators
  • Variables and Loops
  • External File Types: iFiles and Data Classes
  • Profiles: Persistence, Stream, and Statistics
  • Advanced Variables and Final Project