F5-Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager (LTM13)

F5-Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager (LTM13)


This course gives network professionals a functional understanding of BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) by introducing students to both commonly used and advanced LTM features. Incorporating lecture, extensive hands-on labs, and classroom discussion, the course helps you build the well-rounded skill set needed to manage BIG-IP LTM systems as part of a flexible and high performance application delivery network.

F5-Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager (LTM13)Related Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

• BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
• A review of BIG-IP local traffic configuration objects
• Using dynamic load balancing methods
• Modifying traffic behavior with persistence (including SSL, SIP, universal, and destination address affinity persistence)
• Monitoring application health with Layer 3, Layer 4, and Layer 7 monitors (including transparent, scripted, and external monitors)
• Processing traffic with virtual servers (including network, forwarding, and reject virtual servers)
• Processing traffic with SNATs (including SNAT pools and SNATs as listeners)
• Configuring high availability (including active/standby and N+1 sync failover device groups, connection and persistence mirroring, and sync-only device groups)
• Modifying traffic behavior with profiles (including advanced HTTP profile options, caching, compression, and OneConnect profiles)
• Advanced BIG-IP LTM configuration options (including VLAN tagging and trunking, SNMP features, and packet filters)
• Deploying application services with iApps
• Customizing application delivery with iRules and local traffic policies

Who Can Benefit

Network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system.


You must complete one of the following:

Administering BIG-IPv12
BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) Essentials
Achieve F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator certification

You should understand:

TCP/IP Addressing and Routing including the Address Resolution Protocol, Direct and Indirect Routing, and TCP Handshakes
Command Line Configuration
Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components
Fundamental programming concepts

In addition, you should be proficient in:

The Linux File System
PICO editor or VI editor
The TCPDUMP program

Customize It:

With onsite Training, courses can be scheduled on a date that is convenient for you, and because they can be scheduled at your location, you don’t incur travel costs and students won’t be away from home. Onsite classes can also be tailored to meet your needs. You might shorten a 5-day class into a 3-day class, or combine portions of several related courses into a single course, or have the instructor vary the emphasis of topics depending on your staff’s and site’s requirements.

Course Content:

1. Installation and Initial Access
2. Load Balancing
3. Monitors
4. Profiles
5. Persistence
6. NATs and SNATs
7. iRules
8. High Availability
9. Selected topics such as IPv6 and route domains
10. iApps
11. tmsh Command Line Configuration
12. BIG-IP Administration 1 and 2
13. Virtual Servers
14. iApps

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