F5 - Administering BIG-IP

Price: $1,495.00
Class Start Date: 
7/16/18
Class End Date: 
7/17/18
Location: 
Web-Based,
Address: 
Web-Based
This two-day remote live course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP® v12 system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network.

Administering BIG-IP – V12
This two-day course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP® v12 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 lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Course Description

Topics covered in this course include:
• Getting started with the BIG-IP system
• Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
• Using the TMSH (TMOS Shell) 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 tcpdump
• User roles and administrative partitions
• vCMP concepts

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
• Start/restart, license, and provision the BIG-IP system;
• Use the Configuration utility and TMOS Shell (tmsh) to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors;
• Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives;
• View resource status, availability, and statistical information and use this information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic
• Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool, researching known issues and solutions on AskF5, submitting a problem ticket to F5 Technical Support, and viewing traffic flow using tcpdump;
• Understand and manage user roles and partitions;
• Operate two or more BIG-IPs as part of an N+1 high-availability configuration;
• Use an iApp to deploy an application service;
• Describe the role of Enterprise Manager in BIG-IP system administration and operation
• Describe how traffic flows through LTM, GTM, ASM, and APM
• Describe the role if iRules in affecting traffic behavior

Audience

This course is intended for network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP application delivery network. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.

Prerequisites

Students should understand:
• TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including: the Address Resolution protocol, Direct and Indirect routing, and TCP Handshakes
• Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components