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Configuring BIG-IQ (TRG-BIQ-CFG)


Course Overview

We first look at building and configuring the BIG-IQ system. Once this initial classroom environment is built, we detail the steps to get going administering BIG-IQ, then use it to manage BIG-IP devices. After this we examine other system configurations; setting up a BIG-IQ DCD logging device, building a BIG-IQ High Availability pair, and managing BIG-IP devices in a cluster.

Who should attend

The course is for system and network administrators responsible for the installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IQ system. Or, it can be undertaken by operators who require some knowledge of how the systems are setup, but usually concentrate on performing particular operational tasks whether on BIG-IQ or via BIG-IQ on the managed BIG-IP devices.


BIG-IQ manages BIG-IP devices and its associated products so you need to be familiar with BIG-IP as well as having knowledge and experience of general network technology. For BIG-IP, students should have already completed a BIG-IP based training course such as the Administering BIG-IP instructor-led course or further courses. Free web-based training courses are available on the LearnF5 training hub.

  • General technology experience should cover:
  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN
  • HTTP Protocol
  • Security and Authentication

Course Content

BIG-IQ Overview
  • BIG-IQ Centralized Management
  • BIG-IQ Approach
  • BIG-IQ Core Functionality
  • BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)
  • BIG-IP Cloud Edition (CE)
  • Setting Up the BIG-IQ System
Administering the BIG-IQ System
  • Controlling Access to the BIG-IQ
  • Creating, Authenticating, Configuring Users and their Roles
  • System Backups
  • Configuring DNS, NTP, and SMTP
  • Monitoring the BIG-IQ, DCD, and BIG-IP events and alerts
  • Monitoring BIG-IQ with iHealth
  • Post Installation Issues; Licensing, Changing Management IP, Master Key, Restoring Backups
  • Managing BIG-IP LTM Devices
    • BIG-IP LTM Device Discovery
    • BIG-IP Device Backup
    • Deploying to BIG-IP Devices, Various Methods and Logs
    • BIG-IQ 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
  • Setting Up the BIG-IQ Data Collection Device
  • Custom Role 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
Online Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • US$ 1,995.-
Classroom Training

Duration 2 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Austria: US$ 1,995.-
  • Germany: US$ 1,995.-
  • Switzerland: US$ 1,995.-

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.