Configuring BIG-IP DNS (Formerly GTM) v12

This course gives networking professionals a functional understanding of the BIG-IP DNS system as it is commonly used. The 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

Audience

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of BIG-IP DNS systems.

Prerequisites

There are no F5-technology-specific prerequisites for this course:
However, completing the following before attending would be very helpful for students with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
* Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course
* F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

The following web-based courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience:
* Getting Started with BIG-IP web-based training
* Getting Started with BIG-IP Global Traffic Manager (GTM) web-based training

Topics Covered

  • 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 GDLB load-balancing decisions
  • Using DNSSEC
  • Integrating iRules in the DNS resolution process
  • Managing BIG-IP DNS sync groups