Administering BIG-IP (F5-TRG-BIG-OP-ADMIN)

This two-day course gives network administrators, network operators, and network engineers a functional understanding of the BIG-IP® v12.x system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. The course introduces students to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions. 

Follow on course: After completing this course, students can take the 3-day Configuring BIG-IP LTM course.     This course can be purchased as a bundle with the Administering BIG-IP course. For other follow on courses please contact us. 

  • Getting started with the BIG-IP system
  • Traffic processing with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
  • Using NATs and SNATs
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh)
  • Monitoring application health and managing object status
  • Modifying traffic behavior with profiles, including SSL offload (client SSL termination)
  • Modifying traffic behavior with persistence, including source address affinity and cookie persistence
  • Troubleshooting the BIG-IP system, including logging (local, high-speed, and legacy remote logging), monitoring the BIG-IP system remotely with SNMP, and using tcpdump
  • Always-On Management (AOM)
  • License, disk, boot location, and software management
  • User roles and administrative partitions
  • CMP and vCMP concepts
  • Customizing application delivery with iRules

  • Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 2: Traffic Processing Building Blocks
  • Chapter 3: Using NATs and SNATs
  • Chapter 4: Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh)
  • Chapter 5: Monitoring Application Health
  • Chapter 6: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles
  • Chapter 7: Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
  • Chapter 8: Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 9: Administering the BIG-IP System
  • Chapter 10: Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

Certification: This course prepares the student for the Level 101 and Level 201 exams, to become F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator (F5-CA). 

Duration: 2 days