Lab Environment & Topology


Some of the activities in this lab will be perform from the Client Workstation, which can be accessed via RDP (Windows Remote Desktop), Web Shell or Web Proxy. No installation or interaction with your local system is required.


Tools used in this lab:

  • Postman - An API platform for building and using APIs
  • curl - command line webclient. Very useful for debugging and request crafting
  • jsonmate - Build, test and share your JSON, transformations and schemas
  • Docker - Service to run containerized workloads

Lab Topology

The network topology implemented for this lab is very simple. The following components have been included in your lab environment:

  • 1 x Windowser Server 2019, with client tools installed
  • 1 x F5 BIG-IP VE (v16.1.2.1) running ASM, APM, and LTM
  • 1 x Ubuntu Linux 20.04 server, with Docker installed hosting the Arcadia Finance application aand PetStore
blockdiag Management Back Front (VIPs) BIG-IP App Server Client Workstation

The following table lists VLANS, IP Addresses and Credentials for all components:

Component Management Front Back Credentials/Access
Client Workstation N/A https-f5student:password
F5 BIG-IP (BIG-IP) https - admin:admin
App Server N/A webshell - Via UDF


External links are not required reading for the lab, rather supplemental if you you would like to get a different take or additional info.