F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training v13

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This F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training v13 Course with Hands-on Labs

This F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training v13: Domain Name System Training course gives you a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The This F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training v13 course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP DNS system, and includes a combination of lecture, discussion, and hands-on labs.

Duration: 2 days

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Audience / Target Group

The target audience for this F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13: Domain Name System Training course:

• System administrators
• Network administrators
• Anyone responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS v13: Domain Name System Training course are:

• Administering BIG-IP
• TCP/IP Addressing and Routing
• WAN/LAN elements
• Data Center Server redundancy concepts

F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training - Objectives:

After completing this F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training course, attendees will be able to:

• BIG-IP initial setup (licensing, provisioning, and network configuration)
• Overview of the Domain Name System and DNS resolution flow through BIG-IP DNS
• Configuring DNS listeners
• Accelerating DNS resolution with DNS Express, DNS cache, and DNS server load balancing
• Intelligent DNS resolution with wide IPs and wide IP pools
• Using probes and metrics to assist the intelligent DNS resolution process
• Intelligent DNS load balancing methods
• Monitoring intelligent DNS resources
• Logging GSLB load-balancing decisions
• Using DNSSEC
• Integrating iRules in the DNS resolution process
• Managing BIG-IP DNS sync groups

F5 Configuring BIG-IP DNS Training - Course Content:

Lesson 1 : Setting Up the BIG-IP System

Introducing the BIG-IP System
Initially Setting Up the BIG-IP System
Configuring the Management Interface
Activating the Software License
Provisioning Modules and Resources
Importing a Device Certificate
Specifying BIG-IP Platform Properties
Configuring the Network
Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP) Servers
Configuring Domain Name System (DNS) Settings
Configuring High Availability Options
Archiving the BIG-IP Configuration
Leveraging F5 Support Resources and Tools
BIG-IP System Setup Labs

Lesson 2 : Introducing the Domain Name System (DNS) and BIG-IP DNS

Understanding the Domain Name System (DNS)
Reviewing the Name Resolution Process
Implementing BIG-IP DNS
Using DNS Resolution Diagnostic Tools

Lesson 3 : Accelerating DNS Resolution

Introducing DNS Resolution with BIG-IP DNS
BIG-IP DNS Resolution Decision Flow
Configuring BIG-IP DNS Listeners
Resolving DNS Queries in the Labs (Lab Zone Records)
Load Balancing Queries to a DNS Server Pool
Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Cache
Accelerating DNS Resolution with DNS Express
Introducing Wide IPs
Using Other Resolution Methods with BIG-IP DNS
Integrating BIG-IP DNS into Existing DNS Environments

Lesson 4 : Implementing Intelligent DNS Resolutions

Introducing Intelligent DNS Resolution
Identifying Physical Network Components
Identifying Logical Network Components
Collecting Metrics for Intelligent Resolution
Configuring Data Centers
Configuring a BIG-IP DNS System as a Server
Configuring a BIG-IP LTM System as a Server
Establishing iQuery Communication between BIG-IP Systems
Configuring a Non-F5 Server
Defining Links and Routers
Configuring Wide IP Pools
Configuring Wide IPs
Managing Object Status
Using the Traffic Management Shell (TMSH)

Lesson 5 : Using LDNS Probes and Metrics

Introducing LDNS Probes and Metrics
Types of LDNS Probes
Excluding an LDNS from Probing
Configuring Probe Metrics Collection

Lesson 6 : Load Balancing Intelligent DNS Resolution

Introducing Load Balancing on BIG-IP DNS
Using Static Load Balancing Methods
Round Robin
Global Availability
Static Persist
Other Static Load Balancing Methods
Using Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
Round Trip Time
Completion Rate
Least Connections
Packet Rate
Kilobytes per Second
Other Dynamic Load Balancing Methods
Using Quality of Service Load Balancing
Persisting DNS Query Responses
Configuring GSLB Load Balancing Decision Logs
Using Manual Resume
Using Topology Load Balancing

Lesson 7 : Monitoring Intelligent DNS Resources

Exploring Monitors
Configuring Monitors
Assigning Monitors to Resources
Monitoring Best Practices

Lesson 8 : Advanced BIG-IP DNS Topics

Implementing DNSSEC
Setting Limits for Resource Availability
Using iRules with Wide IPs
Introducing Other Wide IP Types
Implementing BIG-IP DNS Sync Groups

Lesson 9 : Final Configuration Projects

Review Questions

Lesson 10 : Additional Training and Certification

Getting Started Series Web-Based Training
F5 Instructor Led Training Curriculum
F5 Professional Certification Program

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