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F5 Networks - Administering BIG-IP v14.x

Course Overview

In this course, students gain the prerequisite knowledge for administering BIG-IP and other BIG-IP courses.

Who Should Attend

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.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to set up the BIG-IP system, use traffic processing building blocks, NATs and SNATs, monitor application health, modify traffic behavior, and administer BIG-IP.

Course Outline

1 - SETTING UP THE BIG-IP SYSTEM

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Configuring the Management Interface
  • Activating the Software License
  • Provisioning Modules and Resources
  • Importing a Device Certificate
  • Specifying BIG-IP Platform Properties
  • Configuring the Network
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers
  • Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
  • Configuring High Availability Options
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tool

2 - TRAFFIC PROCESSING BUILDING BLOCKS

  • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects
  • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
  • Load Balancing Traffic
  • Viewing Module Statistics and Logs
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)
  • Understanding the TMSH Hierarchical Structure
  • Navigating the TMSH Hierarchy
  • Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files
  • BIG-IP System Configuration State
  • Loading and Saving the System Configuration
  • Shutting Down and Restarting the BIG-IP System
  • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)

3 - USING NATS AND SNATS

  • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System
  • Mapping IP Addresses with NATs
  • Solving Routing Issues with SNATs
  • Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server
  • Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion

4 - MONITORING APPLICATION HEALTH

  • Introducing Monitors
  • Types of Monitors
  • Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Assigning Monitors to Resources
  • Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status
  • Using the Network Map

5 - MODIFYING TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR WITH PROFILES

  • Introducing Profiles
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles
  • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
  • Managing Object State

6 - MODIFYING TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR WITH PERSISTENCE

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
  • Managing Object State

7 - ADMINISTERING THE BIG-IP SYSTEM

  • Configuring Logging
  • Legacy Remote Logging
  • Introducing High Speed Logging (HSL)
  • High-Speed Logging Filters
  • HSL Configuration Objects
  • Configuring High Speed Logging
  • Using TCPDUMP on the BIG-IP System
  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics
  • Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions
  • Leveraging vCMP

8 - CONFIGURING HIGH AVAILABILITY

  • Introducing Device Service Clustering (DSC)
  • Preparing to Deploy a DSC Configuration
  • Configuring DSC Communication Settings
  • Establishing Device Trust
  • Establishing a Sync-Failover Device Group
  • Synchronizing Configuration Data
  • Exploring Traffic Group Behavior
  • Understanding Failover Managers and Triggers
  • Achieving Stateful Failover with Mirroring

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This is a 2-day class

Price: $1,995.00
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07/08/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM Online LIVE OLL
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