This course uses lectures and hands-on exercises to give participants real-time experience in configuring and using the BIG-IQ® product. Students are introduced to BIG-IQ, its interface, and its various functionality. We first look at administering and operating the BIG-IQ system itself, then detail how it is used to remotely manage BIG-IP devices running BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM). We then look configuring a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD) system and see how it is used for the remote storage and examination of BIG-IP log events and statistics.


* Actual course outline may vary depending on offering center. Contact your sales representative for more information.

Learning Objectives

Students will learn,
BIG-IQ Overview
Administering the BIG-IQ System
Managing BIG-IP LTM Devices
Setting Up the BIG-IQ Data Collection Device

  • Module 1: BIG-IQ Overview

  • BIG-IQ Centralized Management
    BIG-IQ Components
    BIG-IQ Core Functionality
    BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)
    BIG-IP Cloud Edition (CE)
    Setting up the BIG-IQ System

  • Module 2: Administering the BIG-IQ System

  • Controlling Access to the BIG-IQ
    Creating, Authenticating, Configuring Users
    Local Host Settings
    Configuring DNS, NTP, and SMTP
    Monitoring BIG-IQ, DCD, and BIG-IP Events with Alerts
    Monitoring BIG-IQ with iHealth
    Post Installation Issues; Licensing, Changing Management IP, Master Key, Restoring Backups

  • Module 3: Managing BIG-IP LTM Devices

  • BIG-IP LTM Device Discovery
    BIG-IP Device Backup
    Deploying to BIG-IP Devices
    Deployment and Deployment Logs
    Configuration Snapshots
    Managing BIG-IP Certificates
    Managing BIG-IP Licenses
    Monitoring BIG-IP Devices with iHealth
    Management of QKView Reports from Managed BIG-IP Devices

  • Module 4: Setting Up the BIG-IQ Data Collection Device

  • Custom Roles Types and Groups
    Setting up User Accounts with custom roles and privileges
    Managing BIG-IP DSC
    Discovery and management of BIG-IP Device Clusters (DSC) with BIG-IQ
    Administering BIG-IQ High Availability
    Configuration and management of BIG-IQ systems in a High Availability pair


This course is intended for system and network administrators or operators responsible for the installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IQ system or management of BIG-IP devices and F5 products running on those devices.




Administering BIG-IP


Length: 2.0 days (16 hours)


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