F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP LTM v12

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​This two-day course provides networking professionals with an introduction to the hardware and software architecture of BIG-IP LTM and hands-on experience with the tools and techniques for troubleshooting. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

Intended Audience

​This course is intended for networking professionals who are new to supporting and troubleshooting the F5 BIG-IP LTM products.

At Completion


​Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification.

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 Configurations
Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
Chapter Resources
BIG-IP System Setup Labs

Lesson 2: Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
Reviewing Address Translation
Reviewing Routing Assumptions
Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Methodology

Troubleshooting Methodology
Troubleshooting Methodology Steps
Step 1: Define the Problem
Step 2: Gather Information
Step 3: Define Hypotheses
Step 4: Develop a Test Plan
Steps 5 and 6: Implement the Plan and Observe the Results
Step 7: Repeat as Necessary
Document Everything
Putting the Troubleshooting Steps to Use

Lesson 4: Working with F5 Support

Leveraging AskF5
Finding Resources on DevCentral
Using the BIG-IP iHealth System
Working with F5 Technical Support
Running End User Diagnostics (EUD)
Requesting Return Materials Authorization
Understanding F5’s Software Version Policy
Managing Upgrades and Hotfixes
Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades
Managing BIG-IP Disk Space
Upgrading BIG-IP Software

Lesson 5: Product Architecture

Architecture Overview
Switch Fabric
Host Subsystem

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top

Host Architecture
Layer 1/Layer 2 Tools
Layer 2/Layer 3 Tools
Layer 3 Tools
Linux Tools
Memory and CPU
Additional tmsh commands
End-User Diagnostics (EUD)

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Tools


Lesson 8: Using System Logs

System Log Configuration
Log Files
BIG-IP Daemons
Triggering an iRule
Deploying and Testing iRules

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Lab Projects

Network Configurations for Projects



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