F5V12NA: F5 Networks Administering BIG-IP v12

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
August 07, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
August 28, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
September 18, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
October 09, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
October 30, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
November 27, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register
December 18, 2017 10:00 (EST) 2 $2,600.00 Register



Overview: 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.


Pre-requisite(s): OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts


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.





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