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F5 BIG-IP LTM Course


F5 Networks, Inc. is an American-based company that specializes in Application Delivery Networking (ADN) technology for the delivery of web applications and the security, performance, availability of servers, data storage devices, and other network and cloud resources.

The Local Traffic Manager, aka LTM, is the most popular module offered on F5 Networks BiG-IP® platform. The real power of the LTM is it's a Full Proxy, allowing you to augment client and server-side connections. All while making informed load balancing decisions on availability, performance, and persistence.

A local server load balancer will distribute load between a pool of application servers, such as a web server. The load balancer has an IP address that client computers, like web browsers, will send requests. The load balancer has different options for what method to determine which server to send the session to. For example, the load balancer can track how many concurrent sessions each server has and will send the next new session to the server with the least connections, ergo least connections is one method,

The load balancer also polls each of the servers and if one stops responding, the load balancer will stop sending traffic to the dead server,

Another aspect of load balancing is that some applications must “stick” the client connection to the same server for the duration of its communication. The load balancer can make certain that persistence or “sticky” does this.

F5 and other manufacturers of load balancers also make global site load balancers which redirect Domain Name Service (DNS) between geographic locations, whereas local site load balancing redirects to IP addresses.

F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

F5-CA Requirements
Exam 101 - Application Delivery Fundamentals
Exam 201 - TMOS Administration

F5 Certified Technology Specialists

F5-CTS LTM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 301a - LTM Specialist: Architect, Setup, and Deploy
Exam 301b - LTM Specialist: Maintain and Troubleshoot

F5-CTS BIG-IP DNS Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 302 - BIG-IP DNS Specialist

F5-CTS ASM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 303 - ASM Specialist

F5-CTS APM Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
Exam 304 - APM Specialist

F5 Certified Solution Expert

F5-CSE Security Requirements
– F5-CA Certification
– F5-CTS LTM Certification
– F5-CTS GTM Certification
– F5-CTS ASM Certification

– F5-CTS APM Certification
Exam 401 – Security Solution Expert