Configuring BIG-IQ (TRG-BIQ-CFG)


Course Overview

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.

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.


Students must complete one of the following F5 prerequisites before attending this course:


  • F5 Certified BIG-IP Administrator

The following free web-based training courses, although optional, will be very helpful for any student with limited BIG-IP administration and configuration experience. These courses are available at F5 University:

  • Getting Started with BIG-IP
  • Getting Started with BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)

The following general network technology knowledge and experience are recommended before attending any F5 Global Training Services instructor-led course:

  • OSI model encapsulation
  • Routing and switching
  • Ethernet and ARP
  • TCP/IP concepts
  • IP addressing and subnetting
  • NAT and private IP addressing
  • Default gateway
  • Network firewalls
  • LAN vs. WAN

Course Objectives

  • Perform an initial setup, license, and provision of a BIG-IQ system
  • Administer and monitor the BIG-IQ system
  • Manage BIG-IP LTM devices using BIG-IQ
  • Create, deploy, monitor, and report on BIG-IQ configuration changes
  • Create, deploy, monitor, and report on managed BIG-IP device configuration changes
  • Undertake various troubleshooting of the BIG-IQ functionality
  • Perform an initial setup, license, and provision of a BIG-IQ Data Collection Device (DCD)
  • Configure a BIG-IQ to use a BIG-IQ DCD and examine BIG-IP analytical data

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

Price & Delivery methods

Online Training

2 days

  • 1,900.— €
Classroom Training

2 days

  • The Netherlands: 1,900.— €
  • Belgium: 1,900.— €


This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.


Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

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