F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13: Domain Name System

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​This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.

Intended Audience

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

At Completion


​Administering BIG-IP; TCP/IP Addressing and Routing, WAN/LAN elements; and Data Center Server redundancy concepts.

Exams & Certifications


Course Outline

Lesson 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

Introducing the BIG-IP System
Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

Lesson 2: Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS

Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
Implementing BIG-IP DNS
Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

Lesson 3: Accelerating DNS Resolution

Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
Introducing Wide IPs
Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

Lesson 4: Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
Identifying Physical Network Components
Identifying Logical Network Components
Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
Configuring Data Centers
Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems
Configuring a Non-F5 Server
Defining Links and Routers
Configuring Wide IP Pools
Configuring Wide IPs
Managing Object Status
Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

Lesson 5: Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics

Lesson 6: Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
Using Static Load Balancing Methods
Using Dynamic Load Balancing Modes
Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
Persisting DNS Query Responses
Logging GSLB Load Balancing Decisions
Using Manual Resume
Using Topology Load Balancing

Lesson 7: Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

Exploring Monitors
Configuring Monitors
Assigning Monitors to Resources
Monitoring Best Practices

Lesson 8: Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

Setting Limits for Resource Availability
Using iRules with Wide IPs
Introducing Other Wide IP Types
Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

Lesson 9: Final Configuration Projects

Review Questions



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