F5 Administering BIG-IP v11x



In this course, you will gain a functional understanding of the BIG-IP v11x system as it is commonly deployed in an application delivery network. You will be introduced to the BIG-IP system, its configuration objects, how it processes traffic, and how typical administrative and operational activities are performed. The course includes lecture, hands-on labs, interactive demonstrations, and discussions.


Network administrators, operators, and engineers responsible for managing the normal day-to-day operation of a BIG-IP application delivery network


An understanding of TCP/IP addressing and routing including:

  • The address resolution protocol
  • Direct and indirect routing
  • TCP handshakes
  • Common elements of and differences between WAN and LAN components

Learning Objectives

  • Start/restart, license, and provision the BIG-IP system
  • Use the configuration utility and TMOS Shell (tmsh) to manage BIG-IP resources such as virtual servers, pools, pool members, nodes, profiles, and monitors
  • Create, restore from, and manage BIG-IP archives
  • View resource status, availability, and statistical information and use this information to determine how the BIG-IP system is currently processing traffic
  • Perform basic troubleshooting and problem determination activities including using the iHealth diagnostic tool, researching known issues and solutions on AskF5, submitting a problem ticket to F5 Technical Support, and viewing traffic flow using tcpdump
  • Manage user roles and partitions
  • Operate two or more BIG-IPs as part of an N+1 high-availability configuration
  • Use an iApp to deploy an application service
  • Enterprise Manager in BIG-IP system administration and operation
  • How traffic flows through LTM, GTM, ASM, and APM
  • How iRules affect traffic behavior

1. Getting Started with the BIG-IP System

2. Traffic Processing with LTM

3. Secure Network Address Translation (SNATs)

4. Traffic Management Shell (TMSH) and Managing the BIG-IP System

5. Monitors, Network Map, and Configuration State

6. Profile Concepts

7. Session Persistence

8. iApps Concepts

9. Basic BIG-IP Troubleshooting

10. BIG-IP Administration

11. Overview of Other BIG-IP Products (GTM, ASM, APM)

12. Enterprise Manager (EM)

13. High Availability Concepts

14. iRules