F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Training

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F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Training Course Overview

Unlock your potential with F5 BIG-IP LTM & GTM course by Multisoft Systems. Master the art of managing and optimizing traffic for any network. Empower yourself to secure, improve, and manage application delivery.

Multisoft Systems presents a comprehensive course on F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and Global Traffic Manager (GTM). This course is designed to provide network professionals with the skills needed to manage and optimize network traffic, ensuring applications are always secure, fast, and available. The training includes detailed modules on how to install, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the F5 BIG-IP LTM and GTM systems.

The course begins with an introduction to the F5 BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, and how to securely manage the BIG-IP system. Participants will then learn about the Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and its features, including load balancing, SSL offload, and traffic optimization. The course also covers the Global Traffic Manager (GTM) and its capabilities, such as DNS resolution, load balancing across data centers, and disaster recovery. Hands-on labs and exercises provide practical experience with real-world scenarios, enabling participants to configure, manage, and troubleshoot BIG-IP LTM and GTM systems effectively. By the end of this course, participants will have a solid understanding of the F5 BIG-IP LTM and GTM systems and will be equipped with the skills necessary to optimize, secure, and manage application traffic across any network.

F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Course Objective
  • Understand the fundamental concepts of the F5 BIG-IP system, including its configuration objects and secure management.
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the Local Traffic Manager (LTM) and its features such as load balancing, SSL offload, and traffic optimization.
  • Learn about the Global Traffic Manager (GTM) and its capabilities including DNS resolution, load balancing across data centers, and disaster recovery.
  • Acquire practical experience through hands-on labs and exercises in configuring, managing, and troubleshooting BIG-IP LTM and GTM systems.
F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Online Training
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  • Digital Learning Material
  • Course Completion Certificate
  • 24x7 After Training Support
Target Audience
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • System Administrators
  • IT Professionals
  • Application Delivery Engineers
  • Security Professionals
  • Anyone seeking to enhance their F5 BIG-IP LTM and GTM knowledge and skills.
F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Course Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of networking concepts and principles.
  • Familiarity with common network and application services (e.g., HTTP, HTTPS, DNS).
  • Knowledge of basic command-line interface operations.
  • Experience with general system and network administration tasks.
F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Course Certification
  • Multisoft Systems provides a globally recognized training certificate after successful completion of F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM certification course.

F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Training Course Content

Module 1: Installation and Initial Access

  • Big-IP LTM overview
  • Licensing and Setup utility
  • Provisioning
  • Installation and setup labs
  • Big-IP hardware platforms

Module 2: Load Balancing

  • Network MAP
  • Load Balancing Modes

Module 3: Monitors 

  • Monitor Concepts
  • Monitor Configurations
  • Monitor Assignments
  • Monitor Status Reporting

Module 4: Profiles

  • Profiles
  • Profiles Types and Dependencies
  • Protocol profile Types and settings

Module 5: Persistence

  • Concept of Persistence
  • Source Address persistence
  • Cookie Persistence
  • Object Management

Module 6: Processing SSL Traffic

  • SSL termination / Initiation
  • SSL profile Configuration

Module 7: NATs & SNATs

  • NATs
  • SNATs
  • Module 8: iRules
  • iRules Concept
  • iRules Events

Module 9: Redundant Pair Installation

  • Redundant Pair Concept
  • Synchronization state and Failover
  • Redundant Pair Communication
  • Upgradation 

Module 10: High Availability

  • Failover triggers
  • Failover triggers configurations
  • Failover detection
  • Stateful failover
  • MAC Masquerading 

Module 11: Maintaining BIG-IP LTM

  • Additional Tools and Resources
  • Documentation for F5 Supports

Module 12: LTM- Layer 7 Traffic Manipulation 

  • URL Rewrite
  • redirect
  • maintenance page
  • Uri base filtering

GTM

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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

Module 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)

Module 5: Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

  • Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics
  • Types of LDNS Probes
  • Excluding an LDNS from Probing
  • Configuring Probe Metrics Collection

Module 6: Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

  • Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
  • Using Static Load Balancing Methods
  • Round Robin
  • Ratio
  • Global Availability
  • Static Persist
  • Other Static Load Balancing Methods
  • Using Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
  • Round Trip Time
  • Completion Rate
  • CPU
  • Hops
  • Least Connections
  • Packet Rate
  • Kilobytes per Second
  • Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
  • Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
  • Persisting DNS Query Responses
  • Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
  • Using Manual Resume
  • Using Topology Load Balancing

Module 7: Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

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

Module 8: Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

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

Module 9: Final Configuration Projects

  • Review Questions

Module 10: Additional Training and Certification

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

Module 11: Appendix A: Working with Local BIND and ZoneRunner

  • Introducing BIND and ZoneRunner
  • Configuring BIND Files with ZoneRunner

Module 12: Appendix B: Troubleshooting

  • Working with F5 Technical Support

Module 13: Geographical Load Balancing using GTM

  • Auto failover to DNS traffic to different DC and
  • return to original if there is one problem in one DC)

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F5 BIG IP LTM & GTM Training FAQ's

F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) is a product that manages network traffic and optimizes application delivery, while Global Traffic Manager (GTM) manages DNS responses and ensures application availability across multiple data centers.

Yes, F5 offers certification exams for BIG-IP LTM and GTM. This course by Multisoft Systems is designed to help you prepare for these certifications.

Yes, this course includes hands-on labs and exercises to provide practical experience in configuring, managing, and troubleshooting BIG-IP LTM and GTM systems.

After completing this course, you can work as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator, Application Delivery Engineer, or Security Professional in organizations that use F5 BIG-IP LTM and GTM.

It is beneficial but not mandatory to have previous experience with F5 products or other load balancing technologies.

This course covers the fundamentals of F5 BIG-IP system, including its configuration objects, secure management, Local Traffic Manager (LTM), and Global Traffic Manager (GTM).

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