F5V11GTM: F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP GTM v11: Global Traffic Manager

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
April 17, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
May 30, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register


Overview: Students will learn to set up and configure both primary and secondary GTM Systems, WAN systems, integrate multiple GTM Systems, and migrate DNS systems to a GTM. In addition, this course covers configuring, monitoring and testing GTM Systems and networks, as well as dynamic and static load balancing, and GTM report screens.


Pre-requisite(s): Administering BIG-IP; TCP/IP Addressing and Routing, WAN/LAN elements; and Data Center Server redundancy concepts.


Audience: The BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager course is designed for networking professionals to renew their understanding of DNS network systems and wide-area networks, master pre-installation information gathering, and apply this information to the process of installing a GTM System.





Lesson 1: Setting up the BIG-IP System

Introducing the BIG-IP System

Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System

Creating an Archive of the BIG-IP System

Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools


Lesson 2: DNS and GTM Systems

DNS Overview

The Name Resolution Process

DNS and GTM System Options

Resolution Diagnostic Tools


Lesson 3: Accelerated DNS Resolutions

GTM and DNS Resolutions

Hierarchy of Options Flow Chart

GTM Listeners

Load Balancing DNS Queries

DNS Cache

DNS Express

Introduction to Wide-IPs

Other DNS Queries

Integrate GTM into Existing DNS Systems


Lesson 4: Intelligent DNS Resolutions

GTM Intelligent DNS Resolutions

Metric Collection

Intelligent Name Resolution

Data Centers

Adding GTM Systems

Adding LTM Systems

GTM-LTM System Communications: iQuery

Adding Non-F5 Servers


Wide IP Pools

Wide IPs

Changing Objects Status

Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)


Lesson 5: LDNS Probes and Metrics

Probes and Metric Overview

LDNS Probe Configuration


Lesson 6: Load Balancing

Load Balancing Overview

Static Load Balancing Modes

Dynamic Load Balancing Modes

Quality of Service Load Balancing

Dynamic Persistence

Manual Resume

Topology Load Balancing


Lesson 7: Monitors

Monitors and Metric Collection

Monitor Types

Monitor Configuration

Monitor Assignments

Monitor Status Reporting

Monitor Results and Best Practices


Lesson 8: Configuration Files, Logs, and Notifications

BIG-IP Configuration Files

Logging and Notification

GTM Log Files

The Alertd Process

LCD Notification

E-Mail Notification

High-Speed Logging

Monitoring the BIG-IP System Remotely with SNMP


Lesson 9: Advanced Topics


Limits and Thresholds

GTM iRules

Synchronization Groups

BIG-IP iHealth and QKVIew Diagnostic Files

DNS 6 to 4

Using tcpdump in a BIG-IP Environment


Lesson 10: Final Configuration Projects

Review Topics and Questions