Configuring BIG-IP GTM Global Traffic Manager

“F5 Global Traffic Manager” training, gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The course covers configuration and ongoing management of the BIG-IP DNS system and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.


There are no required F5 prerequisites for this course.

However, completing one of the following before attending would be very helpful for students unfamiliar with BIG-IP:

The following web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:

Students should understand:

  • TMOS administration
  • Network concepts and configuration
  • Security concepts and terminology
  • DNS configuration and resolution
  • Web application delivery
Kurs Süresi
  • Instructor-led training: 2 days with hands-on lab practice
  • Virtual instructor-led training: 2 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice
  • Kurs İçeriği

    This course gives networking professionals 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. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

    Topics covered in this course include:

    • Installation and Licensing
    • DNS Overview
    • Accelerated DNS Resolutions
    • Intelligent DNS Resolutions
    • LDNS Probes and Metrics
    • Load Balancing
    • Monitors and Probes
    • Configuration Files, Logs, and Notifications
    • Advanced Topics - DNSSEC, iRules, Synchronization, DNS Integration, iHealth
    • Configuration Project

    ÖNEMLİ NOT: Course name is changing to Configuring BIG-IP DNS for v12 and beyond.

    Kurs Hedefleri

    • Provision the BIG-IP system for operation • Back up the BIG-IP system configuration for safekeeping 

    • Describe how the Domain Name System (DNS) resolves hostnames into IP addresses

    • Describe how the BIG-IP DNS system can participate in the DNS resolution process 

    • Use DNS Express on the BIG-IP DNS system to accelerate DNS resolution

    • Cache DNS query responses on BIG-IP DNS to accelerate DNS resolution 

    • Load balance DNS queries to a pool of DNS servers and monitor pool health  

    • Configure the key features of the BIG-IP DNS system to perform intelligent DNS resolution

    • Describe the LDNS probes used by BIG-IP DNS to support path-based load balancing

    • Configure a wide IP pool to use a path load balancing method 

    • View and confirm DNS resolution behavior using path load balancing methods 

    • Use static and dynamic load balancing methods to intelligently resolve DNS queries 

    • Use persistence to effectively return one or more clients to the same virtual server on each query 

    • Use the manual resume to control certain load balancing behavior in the event of an outage 

    • Configure and use load balancing decision logs to fine-tune and troubleshoot DNS resolution 

    • Configure monitors on the BIG-IP DNS system in support of DNS resolution 

    • Configure BIG-IP DNS to participate in the DNSSEC chain of trust • Configure limit settings on virtual servers, servers, and wide IP pools to temporarily direct client traffic away from resources that may not be performing at certain thresholds of efficiency

    • Configure iRules on a wide IP to customize intelligent DNS resolution

    • Describe the other wide IP types provided with BIG-IP DNS

    • Configure a BIG-IP DNS sync group • Apply all the principles learned throughout the course to configure a BIG-IP DNS system based on hypothetical specifications.

    Ders İçeriği

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 2: DNS and GTM Systems

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

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 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)

    Chapter 5: LDNS Probes and Metrics

    • Probes and Metrics Overview
    • LDNS Probe Configuration

    Chapter 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

    Chapter 7: Monitors

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

    Chapter 8: Configuration Files, Logs, and Notifications

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

    Chapter 9: Advanced Topics

    • DNSSEC
    • Limits and Thresholds
    • GTM iRules
    • Synchronization Groups
    • BIG-IP iHealth and QKView Diagnostic Files
    • DNS 6 to 4
    • Using tcpdump on the BIG-IP System
    Kimler Katılmalı
    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

    F5-CTS GTM Requirements
    – F5-CA Certification


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