Lab Network Setup

In the interest of focusing as much time as possible configuring your application delivery controller, we have provided some resources and basic setup ahead of time. These are:

  • Cloud-based lab environment complete with a Windows 10 Jumphost, two virtual BIG-IP's (VE), and an Ubuntu Server running a LAMP Stack.
  • The virtual BIG-IPs have been pre-licensed

To access the lab environment, you will need a web browser and Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client software. If you are using a MAC you will need to download the Microsoft RDP client from the Apple Mac App Store. The web browser will be used to access the lab training portal. The RDP client will be used to connect to a Windows 10 Jumphost where you will access the virtual BIG-IP (VE) via the Google Chrome browser and perform testing of configuration resources configured throughout each lab.

You class instructor will provide additional lab access details.

Lab Diagram

Timing for Labs

The time it takes to perform each lab varies and is mostly dependent on accurately completing steps. This can never be accurately predicted but we strived to derive an estimate among several people each having a different level of experience. Below is an estimate of how long it will take for each lab:

LAB Name (Description) Time Allocated
LAB 1 – Configure Virtual Servers and Pools 40 minutes
LAB 2 – Work with SNAT, Profiles, and Monitors 45 minutes
LAB 3 – Working with SSL and Persistence 40 minutes
LAB 4 – iApps and FAST 30 minutes
LAB 5 – Configure High Availability 30 minutes