October 3-4, 2018: F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP v12

$1,995.00 $1,950.00

Date: October 3-4, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM EST

Course Length: 2 Days

Virtual Class



About this Course

This two-day course provides networking professionals with an introduction to the hardware and software architecture of BIG-IP and hands-on experience with the tools and techniques for troubleshooting. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

Audience Profile

This course is intended for networking professionals who are new to supporting and troubleshooting the F5 BIG-IP products.

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 Configurations
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Chapter Resources
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

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 : Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Methodology Steps
  • Step 1: Define the Problem
  • Step 2: Gather Information
  • Step 3: Define Hypotheses
  • Step 4: Develop a Test Plan
  • Steps 5 and 6: Implement the Plan and Observe the Results
  • Step 7: Repeat as Necessary
  • Document Everything
  • Putting the Troubleshooting Steps to Use

Lesson 4 : Working with F5 Support

  • Leveraging AskF5
  • Finding Resources on DevCentral
  • Using the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Technical Support
  • Running End User Diagnostics (EUD)
  • Requesting Return Materials Authorization
  • Understanding F5’s Software Version Policy
  • Managing Upgrades and Hotfixes
  • Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades
  • Managing BIG-IP Disk Space
  • Upgrading BIG-IP Software

Lesson 5 : Product Architecture

  • Architecture Overview
  • AOM
  • Switch Fabric
  • Host Subsystem

Lesson 6 : Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top

  • Host Architecture
  • Layer 1/Layer 2 Tools
  • Layer 2/Layer 3 Tools
  • Layer 3 Tools
  • Linux Tools
  • Memory and CPU
  • watch
  • Additional tmsh commands
  • End-User Diagnostics (EUD)

Lesson 7 : Troubleshooting Tools

  • tcpdump
  • Wireshark
  • Fiddler
  • diff
  • KDiff3
  • sldump
  • cURL
  • Chapter Resources

Lesson 8 : Using System Logs

  • System Log Configuration
  • Log Files
  • BIG-IP Daemons
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Deploying and Testing iRules

Lesson 9 : Troubleshooting Lab Projects

  • Network Configurations for Projects

Prerequisites

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