F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2

F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2


F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2 Course with Hands-on Labs

Learn how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP with F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2

This F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2 course provides networking professionals a functional understanding of iRules development. In this F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2 course, you will learn how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP. This hands-on F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

F5 Developing iRules for BIG-IP Training v1.2Related Courses:

Duration:3 days

Skills Gained:

• Setting up the BIG-IP system
• Getting started with iRules
• Using the iRules Editor
• Leveraging DevCentral resources for iRule development
• Exploring iRule elements, including events, functions, commands, variables, and operators
• Using control structures for branching and looping
• Mastering whitespace, grouping, and special symbols
• Logging from an iRule using syslog-ng and high-speed logging (HSL)
• Optimizing iRules execution, including implementing efficiency best practices
• Modularizing iRules for administrative efficiency, including using procedures
• Securing applications with iRules, including preventing common HTTP attacks
• Working with strings, including using Tcl parsing commands and iRules parsing functions
• Accessing and manipulating HTTP traffic, including selective HTTP compression
• Working with iFiles and data groups
• Using iRules with universal persistence and stream profiles
• Gathering statistics using the statistics profile and iStats
• Incorporating advanced variables, including arrays, static global variables, and the session table

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. Setting Up the BIG-IP System

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

2. Getting Started with iRules

Customizing Application Delivery with iRules
Triggering an iRule
Leveraging the DevCentral Ecosystem
Using the F5 iRule Editor
Assigning and Testing iRules

3. Exploring iRule Elements

Understanding Events and Event Context
Introducing iRule Constructs
Working with iRule Commands
Working with User-Defined Variables
Working with Operators and Data Types
Working with Control Structures
Logging from an iRule Using syslog-ng
Incorporating Best Practices in iRules

4. Developing and Troubleshooting iRules

Mastering Whitespace and Special Symbols
Developing and Troubleshooting Tips
Using Fiddler to Test and Troubleshoot iRules

5. Optimizing iRules Execution

Understanding the Need for Efficiency
Measuing iRule Runtime Efficiency
Modularizing for Administrative Efficiency
Using Procedures to Modularize Code
Optimizing Logging
Implementing Other Efficiency Best Practices

6. Securing Applications with iRules

Reviewing BIG-IP Security Features
Preventing Common HTTP Attacks

7. Working with Numbers and Strings

Understanding Number Forms and Notation
Working with Strings

8. Focusing on HTTP Traffic

Reviewing HTTP Headers and Commands
Accessing and Manipulating HTTP Headers
Parsing the HTTP URI
Selectively Compressing HTTP Data

9. Working with iFiles and Data Groups

Working with iFiles
Working with Data Groups
Processing Data Groups

10. Using iRules with Universal Persistence, Stream, and Statistics Profiles

Implementing Universal Persistence
Working with the Stream Profile
Working with the Statistics Profile
Using iStats

11. Incorporating Advanced Variables

Using Advanced Variables
Using Static Variables
Understanding Global Variables
Using the Session Table

12. Additional Training and Certification

Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
F5 Professional Certification Program
13. Appendix A: Possible Lab Solutions


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