This course gives networking professionals hands-on knowledge of how to troubleshoot a BIG-IP system using a number of troubleshooting techniques as well as troubleshooting and system tools. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.
This course assumes that you have successfully completed the Administering BIG-IP course, or equivalent, and have hands-on experience working in a production BIG-IP environment for several months. You should have a solid understanding of the environment in which the BIG-IP is deployed. This course is meant for BIG-IP administrators, network engineers, applications engineers, etc., who will be responsible for troubleshooting problems associated with their BIG-IP system.
Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:
F5 US has brought out a BIG-IP Admin exam which can be taken before attending the LTM course. Indeed, this test should be taken by anyone wanting to attend any of the F5 specialist classes (DNS, APM, ASM, AFM etc.) if they have not attended the BIG-IP Admin or LTM class.
Although this is not mandatory, F5 would like to stress the importance of anyone attending F5 specialist classes if they have not attended an Admin class or passed the test below with 70% or greater. Obviously, a 201 BIG-IP Administrator exam certification is an instant prerequisite.
Step 1: get an account on F5 University (https://university.f5.com)
Step 2: goto: https://wbt.training.f5.com/wbt/go?id=2110
Take the test. Pass mark is 70%.
Step 3: take a screen shot as proof of your results.
Please note that if this prerequisite is not met, Arrow ECS reserves the right to refuse entry to the class without refund.
The following free web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training
Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) web-based training
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:
Throughout this course you will have access to a BIG-IP that uses a typical Internal-External VLAN architecture with a pool of servers (HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, FTP, etc) along with web application servers. In the lab for this module, you will license the BIG-IP, set up the Internal and External VLANs, and create the Pools and Virtual Servers that you will use as part of your troubleshooting exercises.
In addition to the topics above, lab exercises will provide a chance to practice troubleshooting problems using the BIG-IP information, troubleshooting methodology, and tools that you have learned.
Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
Chapter 2: Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration
Chapter 3: Troubleshooting Methodology
Chapter 4: Working with F5 Support
Chapter 5: Product Architecture
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top
Chapter 7: Troubleshooting Tools
Chapter 8: Using System Logs
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting Lab Projects
Chapter 10: Additional Training and Certification
Appendix A: Support Requirements
Appendix B: iApps Template Usage
Appendix C: Initial Configuration Steps
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