This is a basic level course and This course is proposed for network administrators, operators, and engineers who are responsible for maintaining and monitoring the day-to-day activity of a BIG-IP application. This course will build a solid foundation for further F5 advanced training


Students should understand:

    • Basic understanding of Networking

    • OSI Model

    • TCP/IP Model

    • Network setup and basic level troubleshooting


This course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces students to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lectures, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions. 


Administering BIG-IP (LTMADMIN)
Topics Covered
  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system

  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) command-line interface

  • Using NATs and SNATs

  • Monitoring application health and managing object status

  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles, including SSL offload and re-encryption

  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence

  • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP system, including logging (local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging), and using TCP-Dump

  • Always-On Management (AOM)

  • User roles and administrative partitions

  • vCMP concepts

  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

Topics Covered
Topics Covered
  • BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)

  • A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects

  • Using dynamic load balancing methods

  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence)

  • Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and external monitors)

  • Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)

  • Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)

  • Configuring high availability (including active/standby and N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)

  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)

  • Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, and packet filters)

  • Deploying application services with iApps

  • Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

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