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Configuring Big-IP LTM: Local Traffic Manager V12.1

Course Details

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


Course Prerequisites

Students must complete one of the following:

  • Administering BIG-IP V11 Instructor-led course
  • BIG-IP Administrator certification

Students should understand:

  • 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:
  • Web application delivery
  • HTTP, HTTPS, FTP and SSH protocols
  • TLS/SSL



Course Goals

By the end of this course, the student should be able to use both the graphical user interface and command line to configure and manage BIG-IP LTM systems in an application delivery network. In addition, students should be able to monitor the BIG-IP system to achieve operational efficiency, and establish and maintain high availability infrastructure for critical business applications.

Course Agenda

  • Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration
  • Load Balancing Traffic with LTM
  • Modifying Traffic Behavior with Persistence
  • Monitoring Application Health
  • Processing Traffic with Virtual Servers
  • Processing Traffic with SNATs
  • Configuring High Availability
  • Configuring High Availability Part 2
  • Modifying Traffic with Profiles
  • Selected Topics
  • Deploying Application Services with iApps
  • Customizing Application Delivery with iRules and Local Traffic Policies
  • Final Lab Project
  • Additional Training and Certification
  • Installation
  • Additional Labs and How To’s



Please call 312-726-2473 for more information.