Training F5 Networks

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code: F5N-A | version: v14

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

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

Course is based on the system version v14.

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  1. Setting Up the BIG-IP System
    • Introducing the BIG-IP System
    • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
    • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
    • F5 Support Resources and Tools
  2. Traffic Processing Building Blocks
    • Identifying BIG-IP Traffic Processing Objects
    • Network Packet Flow
    • Configuring Virtual Servers and Pools
    • Load Balancing Concepts
    • Viewing Statistics and Logs
    • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh)
    • BIG-IP Configuration State and Files
    • Saving and Replicating Configuration Data (UCS and SCF)
    • Viewing the BIG-IP Connection Table
  3. Using NATs and SNATs
    • Address Translation on the BIG-IP System
    • NAT Concepts
    • Solving Routing Issues with SNATs
    • Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Serve
    • Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion
  4. Monitoring Application Health
    • Introducing Monitors
    • Types of Monitors
    • Monitor Interval and Timeout Settings
    • Configuring Monitors
    • Assigning Monitors to Resources
    • Managing Pool, Pool Member, and Node Status
    • Using the Network Map
  5. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
    • Introducing Profiles
    • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
    • Configuring and Assigning Profiles
  6. Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
    • Understanding the Need for Persistence
    • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
    • Introducing Cookie Persistence
    • Introducing SSL Offload and SSL Re-Encryption
    • Managing Object State
  7. Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System
    • Configuring Logging
    • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
    • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
    • Working with F5 Technical Support
  8. Administering the BIG-IP System
    • Always-On Management (AOM)
    • Expanding Availability with Device Service Clustering
    • User Roles and Administrative Partitions
    • vCMP
    • iApps Overview
  9. Customizing Application Delivery with iRules
    • iRules Concepts
    • iRules Events
    • iRules Resources
  10. Additional Training and Certification
    • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
    • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
    • F5 Professional Certification Program
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Requirements

The following general network technology knowledge and experience are required before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:

  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN
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Duration 2 days
Certificate

The participants will obtain certificates signed by F5 Networks (course completion). This course also will help to prepare you for the F5 Networks Administrator certification (F5-CA) exams Exam 101 - Application Delivery Fundamentals and Exam 201 - TMOS Administration, which is available through the Pearson VUE test centers.

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Certified F5 Networks Trainer.

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