F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP® v12

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​Obtain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v12 Product Family for managing the normal day-to-day operation. The course will provide the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses, such as LTM, GTM, ASM and EM.

Intended Audience

​This course is intended for network operators responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP environment. This course presents the prerequisite knowledge for many other of F5’s BIG-IP instructor-led training courses.

At Completion


​OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts

Exams & Certifications


Course Outline

​Lesson 1: Setting up 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


Lesson 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


Lesson 3: Using NAT and SNATs

Address Translation on the BIG-IP System

NAT Concepts

Solving Routing Issues with SNATs

Configuring SNAT Auto Map on a Virtual Server

Monitoring for and Mitigating Port Exhaustion


Lesson 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


Lesson 5: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

Introducing Profiles

Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies

Configuring and Assigning Profiles


Lesson 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


Lesson 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


Lesson 8: Administering the BIG-IP System

Always On Management (AOM)

Expanding Availability with Device Service User Roles and Administrative Partitions


iApps Overview


Lesson 9: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

iRules Concepts

iRules Events

iRules Resources



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