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F5 Networks

BIG-IP LTM – Local Traffic Manager


Course Content: BIG-IP :- LTM

Module-1 Installation and Initial Access Module-3 Monitors


• Big-IP LTM overview • Monitor Concepts
• Licensing and Setup utility • Monitor Configurations
• Provisioning • Monitor Assignments
• Installation and setup labs • Monitor Status Reporting
• Big-IP hardware platforms • Lab-1 Monitors for Nodes
• Lab-1 Changing Initial IP address • Lab-2 Monitors for Pools and members
• Lab-2 Licensing the system
• Lab-3 Setup Utility Lab-4 Configuration Utility Module-4 Profiles
• Lab-5 Configuration backup • Profiles
• Profiles Types and Dependencies
• Protocol profile Types and settings
Module-2 Load Balancing • Lab-1 Configuring Profile
• Virtual Servers and pools
• Network MAP Module-5 Persistence
• Load Balancing Modes • Concept of Persistence
• Lab-1 Virtual servers and pools • Source Address persistence
• Lab-2 Load Balancing • Object Management
• Lab-1 Source Address persistence
• Lab-2 Disabled Members
Course Content: BIG-IP :- LTM

Module-6 Processing SSL Traffic Module-9 Redundant Pair Installation


• SSL termination / Initiation • Redundant Pair Concept
• SSL profile Configuration • Synchronization state and Failover
• Lab-1 Client SSL termination • Redundant Pair Communication
• Lab-2 Client and Server SSL (Optional) • Up-gradation

Module-7 NATs and SNATs Module-10 High Availability


• NATs • Failover triggers
• SNATs • Failover triggers configurations
• Lab-1 Configuring NAT • Failover detection
• Lab-2 Configuring SNAT • Stateful failover
• MAC Masquerading
Module-8 iRules
• iRules Concept Module-11 Maintaining BIG-IP LTM
• iRules Events • Additional Tools and Resources
• Lab-iRules • Documentation for F5 Supports
Module-1 Installation and Initial Access
• Big-IP LTM overview
• Licensing and Setup utility
• Provisioning
• Installation and setup labs
• Big-IP hardware platforms
• Lab-1 Changing Initial IP address
• Lab-2 Licensing the system
• Lab-3 Setup Utility Lab-4 Configuration Utility
• Lab-5 Configuration backup
BIG-IP :- Overview of LTM Technology
What is Load balancer.?
• A load balancer is a device that acts as a reverse proxy and distributes network or application traffic across a number of
servers. Load balancers are used to increase capacity (concurrent users) and reliability of applications. They improve the
overall performance of applications by decreasing the burden on servers associated with managing and maintaining
application and network sessions, as well as by performing application-specific tasks.
• Load balancers are generally grouped into two categories: Layer 4 and Layer 7. Layer 4 load balancers act upon data found in
network and transport layer protocols (IP, TCP, FTP, UDP). Layer 7 load balancers distribute requests based upon data found
in application layer protocols such as HTTP.
• Requests are received by both types of load balancers and they are distributed to a particular server based on a configured
algorithm. Some industry standard algorithms are:
• Round robin
• Weighted round robin
• Least connections
• Least response time
• Layer 7 load balancers can further distribute requests based on application specific data such as HTTP headers, cookies, or
data within the application message itself, such as the value of a specific parameter.
• Load balancers ensure reliability and availability by monitoring the "health" of applications and only sending requests to
servers and applications that can respond in a timely manner.
Load balancer Model and their features.

• BIG-IP i15800/i15800-N
L7 requests per second: 10M, L4 connections per second: 4.2M, L4 HTTP requests per second: 35M, Maximum L4 concurrent
connections: 300M, Throughput: L4 320 Gbps / L7 160 Gbps.
Processor: Two 14-Core Intel Xeon processors (total 56 hyper threaded logical processor cores)
Memory: 512 GB DDR4
Hard Drive: 1x 1.6 TB Enterprise Class SSD

• BIG-IP i11800
L7 requests per second: 5.5M, L4 connections per second: 2.1M, L4 HTTP requests per second: 25M, Maximum L4 concurrent
connections: 140M, Throughput: L4 160 Gbps / L7 80 Gbps.
Processor: One 18-Core Intel Xeon processor (total 36 hyper threaded logical processor cores)
Memory: 256 GB DDR4
Hard Drive: 1x 960 GB Enterprise Class SSD

“BIG-IP LTM Series 2000, 5000, 7000, 10000, 12000 etc.”