Network Security F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IP GTM v11: Global Traffic Manager (F5-GTM)

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


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 2
  • Language: English
  • Audience: IT Professionals

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Obtain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v11 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.


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.

Topics Covered

Lesson 1 : Setting up BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Creating an Archive of the BIG-IP System
  • 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

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 : Using the Traffic Management Shell (tmsh)

  • 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 5 : 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 6 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Profiles

  • Introducing Profiles
  • Understanding Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Assigning Profiles
  • Introducing SSL Termination

Lesson 7 : Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence

  • Understanding the Need for Persistence
  • Introducing Source Address Affinity Persistence
  • Introducing Cookie Persistence
  • Managing Object State

Lesson 8 : Troubleshooting the BIG-IP System

  • Configuring Logging
  • Monitoring the BIG-IP System Remotely with SNMP
  • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
  • Leveraging the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Technical Support

Lesson 9 : Administering the BIG-IP System

  • Expanding Network Configuration Options (Interfaces, Trunks, VLANs, Self IPs)
  • Monitoring Network Health
  • Always On Management (AOM)
  • License Dates and Upgrade Considerations
  • BIG-IP Disk and Software Management
  • Expanding Availability with Device Service Clustering
  • User Roles and Administrative Partitions
  • CMP and vCMP
  • iApps Overview

Lesson 10 : Customizing Application Delivery with iRules

  • iRules Concepts
  • iRules Events
  • iRules Resources

Lesson 11 : Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
  • F5 Professional Certification Program


OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts


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