F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager

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3 days - $3,465

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.

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

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08/14/202410:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET$3,465.00
09/18/202410:00 AM - 6:00 PM ET$3,465.00
  • Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • 1 – Module 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

    2 – Module 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

    3 – Module 3: Load Balancing Traffic with LTM

    • Exploring Load Balancing Options
    • Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
    • Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing

    4 – Module 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

    5 – Module 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

    6 – Module 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

    7 – Module 7: Processing Traffic with SNATs

    • Overview of SNATs
    • Using SNAT Pools
    • SNATs as Listeners
    • SNAT Specificity
    • VIP Bounceback
    • Additional SNAT Options
    • Network Packet Processing

    8 – Module 8: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

    • Profiles Overview
    • TCP Express Optimization
    • TCP Profiles Overview
    • HTTP Profile Options
    • OneConnect
    • Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
    • HTTP Caching
    • Stream Profiles
    • F5 Acceleration Technologies

    9 – Module 9: Selected Topics

    • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
    • Restricting Network Access
    • SNMP Features
    • Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains

    10 – Module 10: Deploying Application Services with iApps

    • Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
    • Using iApps Templates
    • Deploying an Application Service
    • Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral

    11 – Module 11: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies

    • Getting Started with iRules
    • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules

    12 – Module 12: Securing Application Delivery with LTM

    • Understanding Today?s Threat Landscape
    • Integrating LTM Into Your Security Strategy
    • Defending Your Environment Against SYN Flood Attacks
    • Defending Your Environment Against Other Volumetric Attacks
    • Addressing Application Vulnerabilities with iRules and Local Traffic Policies
    • Detecting and Mitigating Other Common HTTP Threats

    13 – Module 13: Final Lab Project

    • About the Final Lab Project