This course provides network professionals with a functional understanding of the BIG-IP VIPRION platform. It includes an overview of the chassis, hardware options, Clustered Multiprocessing (CMP) and virtual CMP (vCMP) deployment options.
The course includes lectures, demonstrations, hands-on labs, and discussions.
Who should attend
This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP VIPRION system. You will benefit from first attending the Configuring BIG-IP LTM instructor-led training and having several months or more experience configuring BIG-IP LTM before attending this course..
Prior to attending Configuring BIG-IP on VIPRION, the student must have attended one of the following courses:
- Administering BIG-IP v13 Administering BIG-IP (LTMADMIN)
- Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13 Configuring BIG-IP LTM v13: Local Traffic Manager (LTMCONF)
The student can also benefit from attending Configuring BIG-IP LTM and several months experience configuring the BIG-IP LTM product before attending this course.
F5 US has brought out a BIG-IP Admin exam which can be taken before attending the LTM course. Indeed, this test should be taken by anyone wanting to attend any of the F5 specialist classes (DNS, APM, ASM, AFM etc.) if they have not attended the BIG-IP Admin or LTM class. Although this is not mandatory, F5 would like to stress the importance of anyone attending F5 specialist classes if they have not attended an Admin class or passed the test BELOW with 70% or greater. Obviously, a 201 BIG-IP Administrator exam certification is an instant prerequisite.
Step 1: get an account on F5 University (https://university.f5.com)
Step 2: goto: https://wbt.training.f5.com/wbt/go?id=2110
Take the test. Pass mark is 70%.
Step 3: take a screen shot as proof of your results
The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:
- 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
- BIG-IP VIPRION system setup
- VIPRION chassis and blade hardware options overview
- Clustered MultiProcessing (CMP)
- Configuring virtual CMP (vCMP) host and guests
- High-Availability with vCMP and non-vCMP systems
- Hardware maintenance and basic troubleshooting
- Lab projects
By the time you finish this course, you should be able to identify various VIPRION chassis and hardware options, perform an initial configuration of the BIG-IP VIPRION system, and configure a vCMP host and guests. Additionally, you should be able to monitor, administer, and perform basic troubleshooting tasks on traffic processed by a BIG-IP VIPRION system.