2 Day(s)


This two-day course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v11.2 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.


This course is intended for network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP application delivery network. This course presents theprerequisite knowledge for many other of F5's BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.


Students should understand:
o Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
o TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including:
o The Address Resolution Protocol
o Direct and Indirect Routing
o TCP Handshakes

Skills Gained

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:
o Start/restart, license, and provision the BIG-IP system;
o Use the Configuration utility and TMOS Shell (tmsh) to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors;
o Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives;
o View resource status, availability, and statistical information and use this information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic
o Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool, researching known issues and solutions on AskF5, submitting a problem ticket to F5 Technical Support, and viewing traffic flow using tcpdump;
o Understand and manage user roles and partitions;
o Operate two or more BIG-IPs as part of an N+1 high-availability configuration;
o Use an iApp to deploy an application service;
o Describe the role of Enterprise Manager in BIG-IP system administration and operation
o Describe how traffic flows through LTM, GTM, ASM, and APM
o Describe the role if iRules in affecting traffic behavior

Course Specifics

Course Outline

· Getting Started with the BIG-IP System
· Traffic Processing with LTM
· Secure Network Address Translation (SNATs)
· Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) and Managing the BIG-IP System
· Monitors, Network Map, and Configuration State
· Profile Concepts
· Session Persistence
· iApps Concepts
· Basic BIG-IP Troubleshooting
· BIG-IP Administration
· Overview of Other BIG-IP Products (GTM, ASM, APM)
· Enterprise Manager (EM)
· iRules
· High Availability Concepts

Thinking about Onsite?

If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. It's a cost effective option.

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Upcoming Dates

Course Location Days Cost Date
2 1350 £1350 2018-09-17