F5 Course

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This 2-day course introduces network administrators, operators, and DevOps engineers to the foundational and F5-specific technologies required to automate BIG-IP.

Participants will gain exposure to multiple technologies for a variety of use cases and will have hands-on experience that leave them better prepared to automate the onboarding and configuration of BIG-IP.

Course Topics

• Review the Linux Command Line

• Review BIG-IP Application Creation

• Discuss Automation and DevOps Concepts

• Configuring BIG-IP with iControl REST

• Configuring BIG-IP programmatically with Ansible


This course is intended for network administrators and operators and DevOps engineers interested in automating tasks on BIG-IP systems in their public and private Clouds as well as in their data-center infrastructure.

Skills Gained

• Review Automation and DevOps concepts

• Describe the components of iControl REST calls and how they interact with BIG-IP

• Stand up and configure BIG-IP applications using iControl REST

• Describe the major components of Ansible and how they work together to configure BIG-IP

• Use flow control elements such as conditionals and looping in Ansible Playbooks

• Onboard and configure BIG-IP applications using Ansible


Students should be familiar with and be able to configure basic BIG-IP elements such as:

• Virtual Servers

• Pools, Pool Members and Nodes

• Pool Monitors

• Basic Virtual Server Profiles

Students should also be familiar with the basics of the Linux command line.  In addition, the following general technical knowledge should be well understood:

• Layer 2 Ethernet and ARP networking concepts

• Layer 3 and 4 TCP/IP networking concepts, including IP addressing and subnetting

• Layer 7 HTTP networking concepts

• Linux command line and basic Linux commands


Finally, nice-to-have knowledge includes familiarity with programming and/or scripting languages, such as:

• JavaScript or NodeJS

• Python

• Bash


F5 Networks is the leader in application security and availability. F5 Solutions ensure that applications are always secure and perform the way they should – anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

F5 Networks training courses will give you the knowledge needed to install and configure F5 Networks solutions including LTM, ASM, DNS, APM, AFM, AAM, Viprion, Big-IQ, iApps, and iRules.

F5 trainers bring to the classroom decades of extensive experience. All F5 Networks courses consist of Lectures, Labs, and Discussions and are available either in a classroom setting or as virtual live courses.

Network professionals intending to attend F5 Networks courses are required to be proficient with Basic PC operation and application skills, Windows OS & Basic Web Browser operation (HTTP).


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SPVC = Self Paced Virtual Class

LVC = Live Virtual Class

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