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F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP v13 (F5LTMTS13x)

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

2866

Duration

2 Days
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This two-day course provides networking professionals with an introduction to the hardware and software architecture of BIG-IP and hands-on experience with the tools and techniques for troubleshooting. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

Important Course Information

  • Recommended Experience

    • Administering BIG-IP, OSI model, TCP/IP addressing and routing, WAN, LAN environments, and server redundancy concepts; or having achieved TMOS Administration Certification

Course Outline

Lesson 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

Lesson 2: Reviewing Local Traffic Configuration

  • Reviewing Nodes, Pools, and Virtual Servers
  • Reviewing Address Translation
  • Reviewing Routing Assumptions
  • Reviewing Application Health Monitoring
  • Reviewing Traffic Behavior Modification with Profiles
  • Reviewing the TMOS Shell (TMSH)
  • Reviewing Managing BIG-IP Configuration Data

Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Troubleshooting Methodology
  • Troubleshooting Methodology Steps
  • Step 1: Define the Problem
  • Step 2: Gather Information
  • Step 3: Define Hypotheses
  • Step 4: Develop a Test Plan
  • Steps 5 and 6: Implement the Plan and Observe the Results
  • Step 7: Repeat as Necessary
  • Document a Problem
  • Putting the Troubleshooting Steps to Use

Lesson 4: Working with F5 Support

  • Leveraging AskF5
  • Finding Resources on DevCentral
  • Using the BIG-IP iHealth System
  • Working with F5 Technical Support
  • Running End User Diagnostics (EUD)
  • Requesting Return Materials Authorization
  • Understanding F5’s Software Version Policy
  • Managing Upgrades and Hotfixes
  • Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades
  • Managing BIG-IP Disk Space
  • Upgrading BIG-IP Software

Lesson 5: Product Architecture

  • Introducing BIG-IP Architecture
  • Introducing and Accessing AOM
  • Introducing Switch Fabric Function
  • Introducing Host Subsystem Function

Lesson 6: Troubleshooting – Bottom to Top

  • ntroducing Differences between BIG-IP and LINUX Tools
  • Troubleshooting with Layer 1/Layer 2 Tools
  • Troubleshooting with Layer 2/Layer 3 Tools
  • Troubleshooting with Layer 3 Tools
  • Troubleshooting with LINUX Tools
  • Troubleshooting Memory and CPU
  • Troubleshooting with watch
  • Troubleshooting with Additional tmsh commands
  • Troubleshooting with End-User Diagnostics (EUD)

Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Tools

  • tcpdump
  • Wireshark
  • ssldump
  • Fiddler
  • diff
  • KDiff3
  • cURL

Lesson 8: Using System Logs

  • Configuring Logging
  • Log Files
  • Understanding BIG-IP Daemons
  • Triggering an iRule
  • Deploying and Testing iRules
  • Application Visibility and Reporting

Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Lab Projects

  • Network Configurations for Projects

Lesson 10: Additional Training and Certification

  • Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
  • F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
  • F5 Professional Certification Program

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After-Course Instructor Coaching
When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

Free Course Exam
You can take your Learning Tree course exam on the last day of your course or online any time after class.

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