F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM v14: Local Traffic Manager - October 7-9, 2020

$2,995.00

October 7-9, 2020

Duration: 3 days

7:00AM-4:00PM PT

Virtual ILT Class


About this Course


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


Audience Profile


This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.


At Course Completion


Outline


Lesson 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


Lesson 2 : Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration


  • Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
  • Reviewing Address Translation
  • Reviewing Routing Assumptions
  • Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
  • Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
  • Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
  • Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data


Lesson 3 : Load Balancing Traffic with LTM


  • Exploring Load Balancing Options
  • Using Priority Group Activation and Fallback Host
  • Comparing Member and Node Load Balancing


Lesson 4 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence


  • Reviewing Persistence
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence
  • Introducing SSL Persistence
  • Introducing SIP Persistence
  • Introducing Universal Persistence
  • Introducing Destination Address Affinity Persistence
  • Using Match Across Options for Persistence


Lesson 5 : Monitoring Application Health


  • Differentiating Monitor Types
  • Customizing the HTTP Monitor
  • Monitoring an Alias Address and Port
  • Monitoring a Path vs. Monitoring a Device
  • Managing Multiple Monitors
  • Using Application Check Monitors
  • Using Manual Resume and Advanced Monitor Timer Settings


Lesson 6 : Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers


  • Understanding the Need for Other Virtual Server Types
  • Forwarding Traffic with a Virtual Server
  • Understanding Virtual Server Order of Precedence
  • Path Load Balancing


Lesson 7 : Processing Traffic with SNATs


  • Overview of SNATs
  • Using SNAT Pools
  • SNATs as Listeners
  • SNAT Specificity
  • VIP Bounceback
  • Additional SNAT Options
  • Network Packet Processing Review


Lesson 8 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles


  • Profiles Overview
  • TCP Express Optimization
  • TCP Profiles Overview
  • HTTP Profile Options
  • OneConnect
  • Offloading HTTP Compression to BIG-IP
  • HTTP Caching
  • Stream Profiles
  • F5 Acceleration Technologies


Lesson 9 : Selected Topics


  • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
  • Restricting Network Access
  • SNMP Features
  • Segmenting Network Traffic with Route Domains


Lesson 10 : Deploying Application Services with iApps


  • Simplifying Application Deployment with iApps
  • Using iApps Templates
  • Deploying an Application Service
  • Leveraging the iApps Ecosystem on DevCentral


Lesson 11 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies


  • Getting Started with iRules
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Introducing iRule Constructs
  • Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
  • Deploying and Testing iRules
  • Getting Started with Local Traffic Policies
  • What Can You Do with a Local Traffic Policy?
  • How Does a Local Traffic Policy Work?
  • Understanding Local Traffic Policy Workflow
  • Introducing the Elements of a Local Traffic Policy
  • Specifying the Matching Strategy
  • What Are Rules?
  • Understanding Requires and Controls
  • Configuring and Managing Policy Rules
  • Configuring a New Rule
  • Including Tcl in Certain Rule Settings


Lesson 12 : Securing Application Delivery with LTM


  • Understanding Today‚Äôs Threat Landscape
  • Integrating LTM Into Your Security Strategy
  • Defending Your Environment Against SYN Flood Attacks
  • Defending Your Environment Against Other Volumetric Attacks
  • Addressing Application Vulnerabilities with iRules and Local Traffic Policies


Lesson 13 : Final Lab Project


  • About the Final Lab Project
  • Possible Solution to Lab 14.0


Prerequisites


Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification