Administering BIG-IP (TRG-BIG-OP-ADMIN)

 

Course Overview

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.

Prerequisites

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 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

  • Describe the role of the BIG-IP system as a full proxy device in an application delivery network
  • Set up, start/restart/stop, license, and provision the BIG-IP system out-of-the-box
  • Create a basic network configuration on the BIG-IP system including VLANs and self IPs
  • Use the Configuration utility and TMSH to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors
  • Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives
  • View resource status, availability, and statistical information and use this information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic
  • Use profiles to manipulate the way the BIG-IP system processes traffic through a virtual server
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool
  • Support, and view traffic flow using TCPDUMP
  • Understand and manage user roles and partitions
  • Configure and manage a sync-failover device group with more than two members
  • Configure stateful failover using connection mirroring and persistence mirroring

Course Content

  • Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Traffic Processing Building Blocks
  • Using NATs and SNATs
  • Monitoring Application Health
  • Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
  • Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
  • Administering the BIG-IP System
  • Configuring High Availability

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • US$ 2,200.—
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: US$ 2,200.—
  • Switzerland: US$ 2,200.—

Schedule

Guaranteed date:   The course is guaranteed to run regardless of the number of participants. This excludes unforeseeable events (e.g. accident, illness of the trainer) which make it impossible to carry out the course.
Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

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Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST) Guaranteed date!
Online Training Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

Europe

France

Paris
Paris

Italy

Agrate Brianza This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Agrate Brianza This is a FLEX course in Italian language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)

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