Use for load balancing simulation, network/application testing or preparation for any f5 certification exam!

What you will learn

F5 BIG-IP Installation

Virtualization

Network Virtualization

F5 BIG-IP Basic

Load Balancing

Networking

Description

This course is designed to assist you build your own F5 home lab using VMware Workstation

You will be guided to complete easy steps like downloading and installing necessary Software such as BIG-IP Virtual Edition and web servers.

I will demonstrate the tuning and configuration of most of the components

Also will be doing some basic testing just to make sure we are doing everything right.

F5 BIG-IP is the most widely implemented Application Delivery Controller globally. It became popular as a Load Balancer appliance but it it can also do many things such as  SSL off-loading, Web Application Firewall, SSL VPN concentrator,  DDoS Solution and many more.

Target Audience

Network Engineers

Aspiring Network Engineers

Network Automation Engineers

F5 Specialist

System Administrators

Security Administrators

Expectations

Lab is built using VMware Workstation. We will not talk about how to install it.

We will not talk about networking basics

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We will not talk about F5 concept in detail

We will not talk about Python Automation

Nothing but to assist you build F5 BIG-IP Lab

This is a FREE Udemy course and we have limited time of 2 hours

Sections

Introduction

F5 BIG-IP Lab

Part 1: Installing Nested ESXi

Part 2: Deploying F5 BIG-IP

Part 3: Deploying Client and Server

Part 4: F5 BIG-IP Setup Utility

Part 5: Testing Load Balancing and API

Completion

Application Requirements

VMware Workstation

Putty – SSH

Remote Desktop Connection

Linux or MAC OS X (VM or Your working OS)

Provided OVA/OVF Templates

Nested VMware ESXi

F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition 13.X, 14.X or the latest

Windows Client

Training Server


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Minimum System Requirement

CPU – Quad Core

RAM – 8G for the Lab (4G for a single F5 BIG-IP)

Disk – 50G for the Lab

English

Language

Content

Introduction

Course Introduction

About this Course

About the Instructor

Course Flow

F5 BIG-IP Lab

F5 BIG-IP Lab Overview

Lab Details

Lab Topology – ESXi

Lab Topology – Logical

Lab Topology – Management

Lab Resources

Part 1: Installing Nested ESXi

Part 1: Installing Nested ESXi Overview

Nested ESXi Download

Deploying Nested ESXi

Accessing Nested ESXi

Tuning Nested ESXi

Part 2: Deploying F5 BIG-IP

Part 2: Deploying F5 BIG-IP Overview

F5 Account and Trial License

Dowload F5 BIG-IP Software

Installing F5 BIG-IP Template

Configuring F5 BIG-IP Management

Part 3: Deploying Client and Server

Part 3: Deploying Client and Server Overview

Download Training Server and Windows Client

Deploying Training Server

Deploying Windows Cllient

Configure Windows Client Network

Part 4: F5 BIG-IP Setup Utility

F5 BIG-IP Setup Utility Overview

Licensing F5 BIG-IP

F5 BIG-IP Setup Utility Configuration

Basic Connectivity Testing

Part 5: Testing Load Balancing and API

Part 4: Testing Load Balancing and API Overview

Planning Application and API Testing

Application Testing and Load Balancing

F5 iControl REST API Testing

Completion

Wrap Up

Message from the Instructor

Course Completion

Bonus