F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP

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F5 Networks Troubleshooting BIG-IP

This course gives networking professionals hands-on knowledge of how to troubleshoot a F5 BIG-IP system using a number of troubleshooting techniques as well as troubleshooting and system tools. This course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.

  • Configuration project
  • Troubleshooting methodology
  • F5 support
  • BIG-IP product architecture
  • Troubleshooting from bottom to top
  • Troubleshooting tools
  • Using system logs

  • BIG-IP administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Applications engineers
  • Individuals responsible for troubleshooting problems associated with their BIG-IP system

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

Lesson 1 : Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
  • Archiving the BIG-IP System Configuration

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
  • Reviewing High Availability (HA)

Lesson 3 : Troubleshooting Methodology

  • Step-By-Step Process
  • Step 1: State the Problem
  • Step 2: Specify the Problem
  • Step 3: Map the System
  • Step 4: Develop Possible Causes
  • Step 5: Test Theories
  • Step 6: Iterate Until Root Cause Identified
  • Documenting a Problem
  • Putting Troubleshooting Steps to Use

Lesson 4 : Working with F5 Support

  • Leveraging F5 Support Resources
  • AskF5.com
  • DevCentral
  • iHealth
  • Leveraging F5 Labs
  • Working with F5 Technical Support
  • Running End User Diagnostics (EUD) - Hardware Only
  • New Platform Diagnostic Tools
  • Always-On Management (AOM) Subsystem
  • Requesting Return Materials Authorization
  • F5s Software Version Policy
  • Managing the BIG-IP License for Upgrades
  • Managing BIG-IP Disk Space
  • Upgrading BIG-IP Software

Lesson 5 : Troubleshooting Bottom to Top

  • Introducing 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

Lesson 6 : Troubleshooting Tools

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

Lesson 7 : Using System Logs

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

Lesson 8 : Troubleshooting Lab Projects

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Jun 2-3 (10am-6pm) EST Guaranteed to Run

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