F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager

Price
$2,995.00
Duration
 3 Days
Delivery Methods
 VILT    Private Group

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.

 

Upcoming Class Dates and Times

May 26  - May 28, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Jun 23  - Jun 25, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Jul 21  - Jul 23, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Aug 18  - Aug 20, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led
Sep 15  - Sep 17, 2021
9:00AM - 5:00PM Central
3 Days
Virtual Instructor Led

Who Should Attend

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

Agenda

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 - 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 - Load Balancing Traffic with LTM
  • Exploring Load Balancing Options
  • Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
  • Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing
4 - Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
  • Reviewing Persistence
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence
  • Introducing SSL Persistence
  • Introducing SIP Persistence
  • Introducing Universal Persistence
  • Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
  • Using Match Across Options for Persistence
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 - 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 - Processing Traffic with SNATs
  • Overview of SNATs
  • Using SNAT Pools
  • SNATs as Listeners
  • SNAT Specificity
  • VIP Bounceback
  • Additional SNAT Options
  • Network Packet Processing Review
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 - Selected Topics
  • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
  • Restricting Network Access
  • SNMP Features
  • Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains
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 - Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies
  • Getting Started with iRules
  • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules
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 - Final Lab Project

Prerequisites

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

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