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Configuring BIG-IP DNS V12.1

Course Details

This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.



Course Prerequisites

There are no F5-technology-specific prerequisites for this course:

However, completing the following before attending would be very helpful for students with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:

  • Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course
  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator
The following web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) web-based training
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN
The following course-specific knowledge and experience is suggested before attending this course:
  • DNS resolution process
  • Experience configuring DNS content and resolution servers
  • DNSSEC

Course Goals

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

Course Agenda

  • Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS
  • Accelerating DNS Resolution
  • Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions
  • Using LDNS Probes and Metrics
  • Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution
  • Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources
  • Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics
  • Final Configuration Projects
  • Additional Training and Certification
  • BIND and ZoneRunner
  • Troubleshooting



Please call 312-726-2473 for more information.