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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager

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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager Course Outline

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This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

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

Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.

Course Outline

Lesson 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

Lesson 2 : Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration
Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
Reviewing Address Translation
Reviewing Routing Assumptions
Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data

Lesson 3 : Load Balancing Traffic with LTM
Exploring Load Balancing Options
Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing

Lesson 4 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
Reviewing Persistence
Introducing SSL Persistence
Introducing SIP Persistence
Introducing Universal Persistence
Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
Using Match Across Options for Persistence

Lesson 5 : Monitoring Application Health
Differentiating Monitor Types
Customizing the HTTP Monitor
Monitoring an Alias Address and Port
Monitoring a Path vs. Monitoring a Device
Managing Multiple Monitors
Using Application Check Monitors
Using Manual Resume and Advanced Monitor Timer Settings

Lesson 6 : Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers
Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types
Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server
Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence
Path Load Balancing

Lesson 7 : Processing Traffic with SNATs
Overview of SNATs
Using SNAT Pools
SNATs as Listeners
SNAT Specificity
VIP Bounceback
Additional SNAT Options
Network Packet Processing

Lesson 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

Lesson 9 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
Profiles Overview
TCP Profile Settings
TCP Express Optimization
Performance Improvements
Configuring and Using Profiles
HTTP Profile Options
Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
HTTP Caching
Stream Profiles
F5 Acceleration Technologies

Lesson 10 : Selected Topics
VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
Restricting Network Access
SNMP Features

Lesson 11 : Deploying Application Services with iApps
Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
Using iApps Templates
Deploying an Application Service
Reconfiguring an Application Service
Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral

Lesson 12 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies
Getting Started with iRules
Triggering an iRule
Introducing iRule Constructs
Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
Deploying and Testing iRules
Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies
Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

Lesson 13 : Final Lab Project
About the Final Lab Project
Possible Solution to Lab 13.1

Lesson 14 : Additional Training and Certification
Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
F5 Professional Certification Program

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