Developing iRules for BIG-IP (F5-TRG-BIG-IRULE-CFG)
This three-day course provides networking professionals a functional understanding of iRules development. The course builds on the foundation of the Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11 course, demonstrating how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP. Course Labs consist of writing, applying and evaluating the effect of iRules on LTM traffic. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.
This course is intended for system administrators, network administrators and application developers responsible for the configuration and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.
Prior to attending the Configuring BIG-IP with iRules course the student must have attended the Configuring BIG-IP LMT course. The student can also benefit from several months experience configuring and designing with the BIG-IP LTM product before attending this course.
Students should also be familiar with:
- Common network terminology
- TCP/IP addressing and routing
- Internetworking concepts
- Common elements of WAN and LAN environments
- Programming Basics (Tcl is a plus)
By the end of this course, the student will be able to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic through the BIG-IP LTM system.
- DevCentral - The Resource for iRules
- iRule Elements
- Syntax and Troubleshooting
- iRule Optimization
- iRules and Security
- Expressions and Operators
- Variables and Loops
- External File Types: iFiles and Data Classes
- Profiles: Persistence, Stream, and Statistics
- Advanced Variables and Final Project