F5 - Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager

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3 days - Optiv Security Remote Live Training, F5 - Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v12.1

Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v12

This three-day course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP LTM v12 system as it is commonly used, as well as an in-depth understanding of advanced features. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of BIG-IP LTM systems. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

Topics covered in this course include:
• 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 connection and persistence mirroring)
• Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including TCP profiles, advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)
• Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, packet filters, and route domains)
• Deploying application services with iApps
• Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

By the end of this course, the student should be able to setup an initial configuration and build many common and advanced configurations of BIG-IP LTM systems using either the Graphical User Interface or Command Line utilities. In addition, the student should be able to monitor and manage common tasks concerning traffic processed by a BIG-IP LTM system.

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


Students must complete one of the following:
• Administering BIG-IP Instructor-led course
• Achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification

Students should understand:
• TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including: the Address Resolution protocol, Direct and Indirect routing, and TCP handshakes
• Command Line Configuration
• Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
• Fundamental programming concepts

In addition, students should be proficient in:
• The Linux File System
• pico editor or vi editor
• The tcpdump program