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F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager v13

  • Tuition USD $3,000 GSA  $2,564.98
  • Reviews star_rate star_rate star_rate star_rate star_half 3223 Ratings
  • Course Code 9771
  • Duration 3 days
  • Available Formats Virtual, Classroom

This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) by introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps you build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

Skills Gained

  • BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
  • A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects
  • Using dynamic load balancing methods
  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence)
  • Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and external monitors)
  • Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)
  • Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)
  • Configuring high availability (including active/standby and N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)
  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)
  • Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, and packet filters)
  • Deploying application services with iApps
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

Who Can Benefit

Network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.


You must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP v12
  • BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials
  • Achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification

You should understand:

  • TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including the Address Resolution Protocol, Direct and Indirect Routing, and TCP Handshakes
  • Command Line Configuration
  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
  • Fundamental programming concepts

In addition, you should be proficient in:

  • The Linux File System
  • PICO editor or VI editor
  • The TCPDUMP program

Course Details

1. Installation and Initial Access

2. Load Balancing

3. Monitors

4. Profiles

5. Persistence

6. NATs and SNATs

7. iRules

8. High Availability

9. Selected topics such as IPv6 and route domains

10. iApps

11. tmsh Command Line Configuration

12. BIG-IP Administration 1 and 2

13. Virtual Servers

14. iApps

Lab 1: Changing Initial IP Address

  • License the System and Provisioning
  • Setup Utility
  • Configuration and Backup
  • SCCP/AOM IP Address Configuration
  • AskF5 Resource
  • Virtual Servers and Pools

Lab 2: Load Balancing

Lab 3: Monitors for Nodes

  • Monitors for Pools and Members

Lab 4: Source Address Persistence

  • Cookie Persistence
  • Disabled Members
  • Client SSL
  • Client and Server SSL

Lab 5: Configuration Project

Lab 6: Configure NAT

  • SNAT Labs 1 and 2

Lab 7: iRules Labs 1 and 2

  • Sync-Failover Device Group
  • VLAN Failsafe
  • Connection and Persistence Mirroring
  • Traffic Groups

Lab 8: n+1 High Availability

Lab 9: tmsh Configuration

  • Config Files
  • SNATs and Monitors
  • Remote Syslog
  • SNMP Trap
  • AskF5 Resource
  • iHealth and qkview
  • Packet Filters
  • Command Line Tools
  • Admin Partitions and Users
  • Sync-Only Group
  • HTTP Compression
  • Caching, Streaming, and Authentication
  • Deploying and Modifying an Application Service
  • Analytics
  • Forward Virtual Servers
  • VIP Bounceback
  • Monitors
  • Universal Persistence
  • iRules Labs 1 - 6
  • Path Load Balancing Project

When does class start/end?

Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.

Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?

Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.

How can someone reach me during class?

If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.

What languages are used to deliver training?

Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.

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Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

Does ExitCertified deliver group training?

Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.

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