In this course, networking professionals gain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP GTM system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP GTM system.

Who Should Attend:

This course is intended for network operators, network administrators, network engineers, network architects, security administrators, and security architects responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP GTM system.

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to perform an initial configuration using the Setup Utility and build common configurations using the Graphical User Interface (browser-based) and monitor and manage common tasks concerning traffic processed through the BIG-IP GTM system.

Course Outline:

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 F5 Support Resources and Tools

2 – DNS and GTM Systems

DNS Overview The Name Resolution Process DNS and GTM System Options Resolution Diagnostic Tools

3 – Accelerated DNS Resolutions

Global Traffic Manager and DNS Resolutions Hierarchy of Options Flow Chart Lab Setup Information GTM Listeners Load Balancing DNS Queries DNS Cache DNS Express Introduction to Wide IPs Other DNS Queries Integrating GTM into Existing DNS Systems

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 Object Status Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

5 – LDNS Probes and Metrics

Probes and Metrics Overview LDNS Probe Configuration

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

7 – Monitors

Monitors and Metric Collection Monitor Types Monitor Configuration Monitor Assignments Monitor Status Reporting Monitor Results and Best Practices

8 – Configuration Files, Logs, and Notifications

BIG-IP Configuration Files Logging and Notification GTM Log Files The Alert Process LCD Notification Email Notification High-Speed Logging Monitoring the BIG-IP System Remotely with SNMP

9 – Advanced Topics

DNSSEC Limits and Thresholds GTM iRules Synchronization Groups BIG-IP eHealth and QlikView Diagnostic Files DNS 6 to 4 Using TCP dump on the BIG-IP System

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