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

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


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  • Course Delivery: Virtual Classroom
  • Duration: 16
  • Language: English

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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.


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


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.


Topics Covered

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
  • Links
  • 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

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