F5 Networks Developing iRules for BIG-IP v11

This three-day course provides networking professionals a functional understanding of iRules development. The course builds on the foundation of the Configuring BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM) v11 course, demonstrating how to logically plan and write iRules to help monitor and manage common tasks involved with processing traffic on the BIG-IP. Course labs consist of writing, applying and evaluating the effect of iRules on LTM traffic. This hands-on course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.
Prior to attending the Developing BIG-IP with iRules course the student must complete one of the following: Administering BIG-IP v11 Instructor-led courseBIG-IP Administrator certificationThe student can also benefit from several months experience configuring and designing with the BIG-IP LTM product before attending this course.Students should also be familiar with:Common network terminologyTCP/IP addressing and routingInternetworking conceptsCommon elements of WAN and LAN environmentsProgramming basics (Tcl is a plus)Students should be proficient in:Basic PC operation and application skills, including Linux and Windows OSBasic web browser operation (Internet Explorer is used in class)Tcl and TMSH commands
3 Days/Lecture & Lab
This course is intended for system administrators, network administrators and application developers responsible for the configuration and administration of the BIG-IP LTM system
  • Introduction
  • DevCentral - The Resource for iRules
  • iRule Elements
  • Syntax and Troubleshooting
  • iRule Optimizationi
  • Rules and Security
  • Expressions and Operators
  • Variables and Loops
  • External File Types iFiles and Data Classes
  • Profiles Persistence, Stream, and Statistics
  • Advanced Variables and Final Project

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