Configuring BIG-IP LTM v12: Local Traffic Manager (LTMCONF)

Course Description Schedule

Course Overview

This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. 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.

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.


Students must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 Instructor-led course
  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials 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 /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

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the student should be able to use both the Configuration utility, TMSH, and Linux commands to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network. In addition, students should be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

Course Content

v12.0 Course Topics
  • 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 N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)
  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including 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
‚Äč v11.6 Course Topics
  • Set up the BIG-IP LTM System
  • Load Balancing, including priority group activation and connection limits
  • Persistence concepts, including universal persistence and match across services
  • Monitors, including scripted monitors and managing multiple monitors
  • Profiles, including compression, caching, and F5 acceleration technologies
  • Deploying iApps
  • Highly Availability, including Sync-Failover and Sync-Only device groups, traffic groups, and N+1 concepts
  • Forwarding and network virtual servers, path load balancing, and auto last hop
  • Configuring local traffic policies
  • Implementing SNATs
  • IPv6 and route domains
  • Configuring iRules
Classroom Training

Duration 3 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 2,995.-
  • Switzerland: Fr. 2,995.-
Dates and Booking
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07/12/2016 - 09/12/2016 Munich