F5BIQ - F5 Networks Configuring BIG-IQ

About this Course
This course uses lectures and hands-on exercises to give participants real-time experience in configuring and using the BIG-IQ® product. Students are introduced to BIG-IQ, its interface, and its various functionality. We first look at administering and operating the BIG-IQ system itself, then detail how it is used to remotely manage BIG-IP devices running BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). We then look configuring a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD) system and see how it is used for the remote storage and examination of BIG-IP log events and statistics.

Audience Profile
This course is intended for system and network administrators or operators responsible for the installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IQ system or management of BIG-IP devices and F5 products running on those devices.

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Administering BIG-IP

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: BIG-IQ Overview

BIG-IQ Centralized Management
BIG-IQ Components
BIG-IQ Core Functionality
BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)
BIG-IP Cloud Edition (CE)
Setting up the BIG-IQ System

Lesson 2: Administering the BIG-IQ System

Controlling Access to the BIG-IQ
Creating, Authenticating, Configuring Users
Local Host Settings
Configuring DNS, NTP, and SMTP
Monitoring BIG-IQ, DCD, and BIG-IP Events with Alerts
Monitoring BIG-IQ with iHealth
Post Installation Issues; Licensing, Changing Management IP, Master Key, Restoring Backups

Lesson 3: Managing BIG-IP LTM Devices

BIG-IP LTM Device Discovery
BIG-IP Device Backup
Deploying to BIG-IP Devices
Deployment and Deployment Logs
Configuration Snapshots
Managing BIG-IP Certificates
Managing BIG-IP Licenses
Monitoring BIG-IP Devices with iHealth
Management of QKView Reports from Managed BIG-IP Devices

Lesson 4: Setting Up the BIG-IQ Data Collection

Custom Roles Types and Groups
Setting up User Accounts with custom roles and privileges
Managing BIG-IP DSC
Discovery and management of BIG-IP Device Clusters (DSC) with BIG-IQ
Administering BIG-IQ High Availability
Configuration and management of BIG-IQ systems in a High Availability pair