F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway – Access Policy Manager (APM) Training


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F5 BIG-IP Edge Gateway – Access Policy Manager (APM) Training
3 days  (Instructor Led Online)  |  Network Management/Design

Course Details

The BIG-IP Edge Gateway – Access Policy Manager (APM) is a three-day instructor-led training course provides Networking Professionals with a functional understanding of how the BIG-IP APM system as it is commonly used. The course covers installation, configuration, and management of the BIG-IP APM system. The course includes lectures, labs, and discussions.


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By the end of this course, the student should be able to perform an initial configuration using the Setup Utility and build many common configurations using the Graphical User Interface (browser-based). In addition, the student should be able to monitor and manage common tasks concerning traffic processed through the BIG-IP APM system.

  • Traffic Processing
  • Policies and Profiles
  • Portal Access
  • Network Access
  • Access Control Lists
  • Application Access & Webtops
  • Web Application Access for LTM
  • Macros and Authentication
  • Client-side checks & Actions
  • Advanced Topics
  • Authentication Domains
  • Maintaining BIG-IP APM
  • Customization


Chapter 1: Setting Up the BIG-IP System

  • Introducing the BIG-IP System
  • Initially Deploying the BIG-IP System
  • Creating a Backup of the BIG-IP System
  • F5 Support Resources and Tools
  • Chapter Resources
  • BIG-IP System Setup Labs

Chapter 2: APM Traffic Processing

  • Virtual Servers and Access Profiles
  • APM Configuration Wizards
  • Logging
  • Sessions

Chapter 3: APM Access Policies and Profiles

  • Access Policies Overview
  • Access Policy Branches
  • Access Policy Endings
  • Configuring Access Policies and Profiles
  • Using Webtops
  • Exporting and importing access profiles

Chapter 4: APM Portal Access

  • Portal Access Overview
  • Configuring Portal Access
  • Rewrite Profiles
  • SSO and Credential Caching

Chapter 5: APM Network Access

  • Network Access Overview
  • Configuring Network Access
  • BIG-IP Edge Client

Chapter 6: APM Access Control Lists

  • Access Control of Resources Overview
  • Access Control Lists

Chapter 7: APM Application Access Webtops

  • Application Access Webtops Overview
  • Application Access
  • Configuring Remote Desktop Access
  • Configuring Webtops

Chapter 8: BIG-IP LTM Concepts

  • LTM Pools and Virtual Servers
  • Monitor Concepts and Configuration
  • Secure Network Address Translation (SNAT)

Chapter 9: Web Application Access for LTM

  • Web Applications Access for LTM
  • Configuring APM and LTM together
  • Profiles
  • Profile Types and Dependencies
  • Configuring and Using Profiles
  • SSL Termination/Initiation
  • SSL Profile Configuration

Chapter 10: APM Macros and Authentication Servers

  • Access Policy Macros
  • Configuring Access Policy Macros
  • Authentication with Access Policy Manager
  • Radius Server Authentication
  • LDAP Server Authentication
  • Active Directory Server Authentication

Chapter 11: Client-Side Endpoint Security

  • Overview of Client-Side Endpoint Security
  • Client-Side Endpoint Security Part 1
  • Client-Side Endpoint Security Part 2

Chapter 12: APM Advanced Topics

  • Server Side Checks
  • General Purpose Actions
  • Dynamic ACLs
  • One-Time Passwords

Chapter 13: Session Variables and iRules

  • Session Variables
  • Introducing Tcl
  • Access iRules Events
  • Typical APM iRule Use Case
  • Configuring Access iRules

Chapter 14: APM Authentication Domains

  • Authentication Domain Concepts

Chapter 15: SAML and Customization

  • SAML Overview
  • Customization Overview
  • Big-IP EDGE Client
  • Advanced Edit Mode Customization

Chapter 16: APM Configuration Project

  • Configuration Project Overview

Target Audience

This course is intended for system and network administrators responsible for installation, setup, configuration, and administration of the BIG-IP APM system.


Students should understand:

  • Common Network terminology
  • TCP/IP Addressing, Routing and Internetworking concepts
  • DNS Methodology

Students should be familiar with:

  • Common Authentication mechanisms such as Active Directory, LDAP, Radius
  • HTTP, HTML and common webserver technologies and products (IIS, Apache, JavaScript for example)

In addition, students should be proficient in:

  • Basic PC operation and application skills, including MS-Windows
  • Basic Web browser operation (Internet Explorer is used in class)