Administering BIG-IP (LTMADMIN)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

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.


The following general network technology knowledge and experience are required 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

Course Objectives

This 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.


  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh) 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

Course Content

  • Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks
  • Chapter 3: Using NATs and SNATs
  • Chapter 4: Monitoring Application Health
  • Chapter 5: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
  • Chapter 6: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
  • Chapter 7: Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 8: Administering the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 9: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules
  • Chapter 10: Additional Training and Certification
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 1,695.-
  • Switzerland: Fr. 1,695.-
Dates and Booking
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Fast Lane will carry out all guaranteed training regardless of the number of attendees, exempt from force majeure or other unexpected events, like e.g. accidents or illness of the trainer, which prevent the course from being conducted.
15/11/2016 - 16/11/2016 Munich
05/12/2016 - 06/12/2016 Munich
19/12/2016 - 20/12/2016 Munich
International guaranteed dates
07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016 Dublin
07/11/2016 - 08/11/2016 London