Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager


“F5 Local Traffic Manager” training, 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.


Administering BIG-IP v11 eğitimi alınmış olmalı 
Bilinmesi gereken konular:

  • TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:
    • The Address Resolution Protocol
    • Direct and Indirect Routing
    • TCP Handshakes
  • Command Line Configuration including:
    • Commands and Parameters
  • Command Line Access (DOS or UNIX)
  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
  • Fundamental programming concepts.

Hakim olunması gereken konular:

  • The Linux File System
  • pico editor or vi editor
  • the tcpdump program
  • shell scripting
  • TCL (Tool Control Language)
Kurs Süresi
  • Instructor-led training: 3 days with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 3 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice

  • Kurs İçeriği

    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.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • 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
    Kurs Hedefleri
    • Back up the BIG-IP system configuration for safekeeping • Configure virtual servers, pools, monitors, profiles, and persistence objects
    • Test and verify application delivery through the BIG-IP system using local traffic statistics 
    • Configure priority group activation on a load balancing pool to allow servers to be activated only as needed to process traffic 
    • Compare and contrast member-based and node-based dynamic load balancing methods
    • Configure connection limits to place a threshold on traffic volume to particular pool members and nodes
    • Differentiate between cookie, SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence, and describe use cases for each 
    • Describe the three Match Across Services persistence options and use cases for each 
    • Configure health monitors to appropriately monitor application delivery through a BIGIP system
    • Configure different types of virtual services to support different types of traffic processing through a BIG-IP system
    • Configure different types of SNATs to support routing of traffic through a BIG-IP system 
    • Configure VLAN tagging and trunking 
    • Restrict administrative and application traffic through the BIG-IP system using packet filters, port lockdown, and virtual server settings 
    • Configure SNMP alerts and traps in support of remote monitoring of the BIG-IP system 
    • Use an F5-supplied iApp template to deploy and manage a website application service 
    • Use iRules and local traffic policies appropriately to customize application delivery through the BIG-IP system
    • Configure the BIG-IP to detect and mitigate some common attacks at the network and application layers using LTM features such as SYN check, eviction policies, iRules and Local Traffic Policies

    Ders İçeriği

    Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

    • Introducing the BIG-IP System
    • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
    • Backing Up and Restoring BIG-IP Configurations
    • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
    • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

    Chapter 2: Review and Lab Project

    • BIG-IP Concepts
    • Command Line Configuration
    • BIG-IP Configuration Files
    • Archive Files

    Chapter 3: Load Balancing

    • Static vs. Dynamic Load Balancing
    • Least Connections
    • Fastest
    • Weighted Least Connections
    • Observed
    • Predictive
    • Dynamic Ratio
    • Priority Group Activation
    • Fallback Host
    • Load Balancing: Member vs. Node

    Chapter 4: Persistence

    • Persistence Concepts
    • Persistence Revisited
    • Persistence Options
    • Other types of Persistence

    Chapter 5: Monitors

    • Monitor Configuration and Review
    • Monitor Assignment
    • Monitor Status Reporting
    • Scripted Monitors
    • Configuring Monitors
    • Other Monitor Options

    Chapter 6: Virtual Servers

    • Forwarding Virtual Servers
    • Network Virtual Servers
    • Virtual Server Order of Precedence
    • Path Load Balancing
    • Auto Last Hop

    Chapter 7: SNATs

    • SNATs Revisited
    • SNAT Automap
    • SNAT Pools
    • SNATs as Listeners
    • SNAT Specificity
    • VIP Bounceback
    • Additional SNAT Options
    • Network Packet Processing

    Chapter 8: Configuring High Availability

    • Sync-Failover Group Concepts
    • Synchronization, State and Failover
    • Traffic Group Concepts
    • N+1 Concepts

    Chapter 9: Configuring High Availability Part 2

    • Failover Triggers and Detection
    • VLAN Failsafe
    • Stateful Failover
    • Connection Mirroring
    • Persistence Mirroring
    • Device Group Communication
    • N+1 Availability
    • Sync-Only Device Groups

    Chapter 10: Profiles

    • Profiles Review
    • Common Protocol Profile Types and Settings
    • TCP Express Optimization
    • Performance Improvements
    • Configuring and Using Profiles
    • HTTP Profile Options
    • OneConnect™
    • HTTP Compression
    • HTTP Caching
    • Stream Profiles
    • F5 Acceleration Technologies
    • Analytics

    Chapter 11: Selected Topics

    • VLAN, VLAN Tagging, and Trunking
    • Restricting Network Access
    • SNMP Features
    • Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)
    • Route Domains
    • Local Traffic Policies

    Chapter 12: iApps

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

    Chapter 13: iRules

    • iRules Concepts
    • iRule Events
    • iRule Commands
    • Context
    • String Manipulation Commands
    • Other iRule Concerns
    Kimler Katılmalı

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


    F5-CTS LTM Requirements
    – F5-CA Certification


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