Administering BIG-IP v.16.1 Training

  • Learn via: Classroom
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Price: From $2,073+VAT
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This 2 day 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 lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.

Who should attend

This course is intended for network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation and administration 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.

There are no required F5 prerequisites for this course.

The following free web-based training courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience. These courses are available at F5 University (

  • 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:

  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN

  • 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
  • Always-On Management (AOM)
  • User roles and administrative partitions
  • vCMP concepts
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

  • Chapter 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
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks
    • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects
      • Network Packet Flow
    • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
    • Load Balancing Traffic
    • Viewing Module Statistics and Logs
    • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)
      • Understanding the TMSH Hierarchical Structure
      • Navigating the TMSH Hierarchy
    • Managing BIG-IP Configuration State and Files
      • BIG-IP System Configuration State
      • Loading and Saving the System Configuration
      • Shutting Down and Restarting the BIG-IP System
    • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)
    • Viewing the BIG-IP Connection Table
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 3: Using NATs and SNATs
    • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System
    • Mapping IP Addresses with NAT
    • Solving Routing Issues with SNATs
    • Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server
    • Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 4: Monitoring Application Health
    • Introducing Monitors
    • Types of Monitors
    • Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings
    • Configuring Monitors
    • Assigning Monitors to Resources
    • Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status
    • Using the Network Map
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 5: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
    • Introducing Profiles
    • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
    • Configuring and Assigning Profiles
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 6: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
    • Understanding the Need for Persistence
    • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
    • Introducing Cookie Persistence
    • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
    • Managing Object State
    • Introducing Action on Service Down
  • Chapter 7: Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System
    • Configuring Logging
      • Introducing BIG-IP System Logging
      • Legacy Remote Logging
      • Introducing High Speed Logging (HSL)
      • High-Speed Logging Filters
      • HSL Configuration Objects
      • Configuring High Speed Logging
    • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
    • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
    • Working with F5 Support
      • Information Required when Opening a Support Case
      • Providing Files to F5 Technical Support
      • Running End User Diagnostics
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 8: Administering the BIG-IP System
    • Leveraging Always-On Management (AOM)
    • Expanding Availability with Device Service Clustering (DSC)
    • Viewing BIG-IP System Statistics
    • Defining User Roles and Administrative Partitions
    • Leveraging vCMP
    • Chapter Resources
  • Chapter 9: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules
    • Identifying iRules Components
    • Triggering iRules with Events
    • Leveraging the iRules Ecosystem on DevCentral
  • Chapter 10: Additional Training and Certification
    • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
    • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
    • F5 Professional Certification Program

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