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F5 Networks - Configuring BIG-IP DNS (formerly GTM) v14.x

Course Overview

This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager, introducing commonly used and advanced BIG-IP LTM features and functionality.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students will have an overview of Domain Name System resolution flow and the tools needed to manage DNS.

Course Outline

1 - SETTING UP THE BIG-IP SYSTEM

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Provision the BIG-IP System and Confirm Network Configuration

2 - INTRODUCING THE DOMAIN NAME SYSTEM (DNS) AND BIG-IP DNS

  • Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS
  • Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

3 - ACCELERATING DNS RESOLUTION

  • Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
  • BIG-IP DNS Resolution Decision Flow
  • Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
  • Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
  • Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
  • Introducing Wide IPs
  • Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
  • Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

4 - IMPLEMENTING INTELLIGENT DNS RESOLUTIONS

  • Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
  • Identifying Physical Network Components
  • Identifying Logical Network Components
  • Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
  • Configuring Data Centers
  • Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
  • Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
  • Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems
  • Configuring a Non-F5 Server
  • Defining Links and Routers
  • Configuring Wide IP Pools
  • Configuring Wide IPs
  • Managing Object Status
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

5 - USING LDNS PROBES AND METRICS

  • Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics
  • Types of LDNS Probes
  • Excluding an LDNS from Probing
  • Configuring Probe Metrics Collection

6 - LOAD BALANCING INTELLIGENT DNS RESOLUTION

  • Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
  • Using Static Load Balancing Methods
  • Round Robin
  • Ratio
  • Global Availability
  • Static Persist
  • Other Static Load Balancing Methods
  • Using Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
  • Round Trip Time
  • Completion Rate
  • CPU
  • Hops
  • Least Connections
  • Packet Rate
  • Kilobytes per Second
  • Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
  • Virtual Server Capacity
  • Virtual Server Score
  • Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
  • Persisting DNS Query Responses
  • Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
  • Using Manual Resume
  • Using Topology Load Balancing

7 - MONITORING INTELLIGENT DNS RESOURCES

  • Exploring Monitors
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Assigning Monitors to Resources
  • Monitoring Best Practices

8 - ADVANCED BIG-IP DNS TOPICS

  • Implementing DNSSEC
  • Setting Limits for Resource Availability
  • Using iRules with Wide IPs
  • Introducing Other Wide IP Types
  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

9 - FINAL CONFIGURATION PROJECTS

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This is a 2-day class

Price: $1,995.00
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08/21/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM Online LIVE OLL
11/20/2019 9:00AM - 5:00PM Online LIVE OLL

Class times are listed Eastern time
This class is available for Private Group Training