F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP® v13

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Obtain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v13 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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