Network Security F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v12: Domain Name System

F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP DNS v12: Domain Name System


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 2
  • Language: English

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This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.


Administering BIG-IP; TCP/IP Addressing and Routing, WAN/LAN elements; and Data Center Server redundancy concepts.


This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems.


Topics Covered

Lesson 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools

Lesson 2: Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS

  • Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS
  • Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

Lesson 3: Accelerating DNS Resolution

  • Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
  • Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
  • Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
  • Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
  • Introducing Wide IPs
  • Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
  • Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

Lesson 4: Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

  • Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
  • Identifying Physical Network Components
  • Identifying Logical Network Components
  • Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
  • Configuring Data Centers
  • Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
  • Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
  • Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems Configuring a Non-F5 Server
  • Defining Links and Routers
  • Configuring Wide IP Pools
  • Configuring Wide IPs
  • Managing Object Status
  • Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

Lesson 5: Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

  • Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics

Lesson 6: Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

  • Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
  • Using Static Load Balancing Methods
  • Using Dynamic Load Balancing Modes
  • Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
  • Persisting DNS Query Responses
  • Logging GSLB Load Balancing Decisions
  • Using Manual Resume
  • Using Topology Load Balancing

Lesson 7: Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

  • Exploring Monitors
  • Configuring Monitors
  • Assigning Monitors to Resources
  • Monitoring Best Practices

Lesson 8: Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

  • Using DNSSEC
  • Setting Limits for Resource Availability
  • Using iRules with Wide IPs
  • Introducing Other Wide IP Types
  • Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

Lesson 9: Final Configuration Projects

  • Review Questions

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