Instructs Application Engineers, Development Operations, and Architects on implementing common Application Delivery Control scenarios for A10 ACOS deployments in data center environments.

Objectives

From a three-device ACOS cluster pre-configured with a Layer 2-3 base environment, students deploy these system attributes:

  • Layer 4 and 7 virtual servers with associated configuration elements
  • Compression, caching, and connection reuse
  • Global server load balancing

Students also use device tools that monitor, diagnose, and restore these attributes.

Class Structure

  • Classroom Discussion     40%
  • Lab Exercises     60%

Prerequisites

  • A10 Networks SysAdmin Course OR equivalent ACOS CLI, aVCS, and VRRP-A experience

Audience

  • Network Operations (NetOps)
  • Development Operations (DevOps)
  • Application Engineers (AppEng)
  • Network Security (NetSec)
  • Architects (Arch)

Outline

TOPIC

LAB

TIME (Hours)

Load balancing concepts

Integration topologies: routed, one-armed, DSR
L4 SLB options and configuration
Source IP Persistence
SLB Source NAT

X

2:00

HTTP Protocol

L7 HTTP Virtual Server
HTTP Health Monitor
HTTP Header rewriting
Cookie Persistence
Failover

X

1:30

HTTPS Protocol

L7 HTTPS Virtual Server
SSL Off-Load
HTTPS Redirect
Certificate Creation

X

1:30

ACOS Acceleration

SSL Offload
Connection Reuse
HTTP compression
RAM Caching

X

1:00

Policy Based Server Load Balancing (PBSLB)

Built-in DDoS protection*
PBSLB with Black-White Lists and Class Lists
Access Control Lists

X

1:30

ACOS Troubleshooting & Monitoring

ACOS Troubleshooting tools
Session-related commands
Packet capture
SNMP for SLB objects
aXAPI for SLB

X

2:00

Introduction to aFleX

Purpose of aFleX
Import and execute aFleX script

X

1:00

Global Server Load Balancing (GSLB)

GSLB DNS Options
Server Mode Configuration
GSLB Policy Overview and Configuration

X

1:30

Web Application Firewall (WAF)

WAF Options

X

2:00

 

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