The Complete Kemp VLM Load Balancer Course

Learn practical information to enhance your career and configure your Load Balancer to support applications.
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  • Lectures 33
  • Length 4.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

With over 30,000 deployments worldwide KEMP Technologies is the industry leader in advanced Layer 2 – 7 load balancing.

Improve your Career by learning how to install and configure Kemp VLM Load Balancers to make your companies applications Highly Available.

As Web Applications become more and more prevelent administrators need to know how keep these Web Application highly available, secure and scalable based on traffic load.

The Kemp VLM can do all that for you and more!

The Kemp VLM Load Balancers course offers high level and detail instruction on installing, setting up, and configuring a Kemp VLM Load Balancer. This course uses networking terminology that you should have at least some familiarity with before enrolling.

All lectures are given though video with the majority being direct configuration on a Kemp VLM Load Balancer.

I give you all the tools and information you need to follow along with the demonstrations (except a computer of course).


What are the requirements?

  • Basic understanding of computers
  • Understanding what a Virtual Machine is
  • Understanding of basic networking
  • A computer if you would like to follow along

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Understand what Load Balancers are and why they are so important
  • Install and Configure Kemp VLM Load Balancers
  • Configure a VLM for use with Web Traffic

What is the target audience?

  • IT Professionals Looking to Advance their career
  • Network Administrators looking for an affordable Load Balancer
  • Technology enthusiasts who want to learn more about Load Balancers and Kemp
  • Anyone who wants to know how to keep their servers highly available using a Kemp VLM

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
03:19

Introduction about me Mike Walton and my background in IT.

04:40

This Lecture is going to tell you exectly what you will learn in this course. It will tell you who this course is for and some foolish assumptions that I make about my students.

01:04

Please let me know what you would like to see added to this course.

Section 2: Beginning with Kemp
05:12

This lecture is an introduction to Load Balancers in general. Once we understand how Load Balancers work in general then we will quickly touch on Kemp as a company.

07:29

In this Lecture we are going to be specifically looking at the different types of Kemp VLM's or Virtual Load Master. Once this lecture is done you should be able to know the different models of VLMs and what there capabilities are.

10:41

In this lecture we are going go through the entire process of downloading the 30 Day trial for a Kemp VLM-5000 and installing that VLM on to the Virtualization platform VirtualBox.

10:57

In this lecture we are going go through the entire process of downloading the 30 Day trial for a Kemp VLM-5000 and installing that VLM on to the Virtualization platform Hyper-V.

3 questions

This short hopefully easy quiz will be to help you know whether you comprehended the material we covered in the previous section.

Section 3: Kemp VLM Home Screen
04:09

In this lecture we are going to go over the first thing you see once you have logged into the VLM. Thats right it is the home screen where we can view many great statistics about the Kemp VLM.

Section 4: Virtual Services
01:51

In this lecture we are going to walk about what exactly are Virtual Services, specifically how they relate to the VLM's

11:10

In this lecture we will build on the previous lecture by actually creating a Virtual Service to act as a Load Balancer for our website which is host across three servers.

07:28

In this lecture you will learn about the basic properties of a Virtual Service.

18:11

In this lecture you will learn about the standard options on a Virtual Service. Some of these options will be the ones that you are most likely to be tweaking when setting up a VLM.

08:45

In this lecture we will go over the SSL properties of a Virtual Service.

10:12

In this lecture we are going to look at the first half of the Advanced Properties of a VLM. There are just so many that we had to break this down into two lectures.

16:57

In this lecture we are going to pick up exactly where we left off from the previous one and continue discussing Advanced Properties.

12:49

In this lecture we are going to look at ESP or Edge Security Pack and how it can be used with the Virtual Service as well as how it can be used as a replacement for Microsoft TMG.

04:49

In this lecture we are going to cover Virtual Service Templates. Once you are done you will quickly be able to deploy Virtual Services utilizing a template.

05:26

In this lecture we are going to talk about Single Sign On domains as they related to the VLMs. We will be setting up a Single Sign On domain with an Active Directory Server.

05:07

In this lecture we are going to start looking at the Web Application Firewall. But there is far to much information to put into one lecture so we will be breaking it down into two.

06:55

In this lecture we are going to pick up where we left off from the last one and continue talking about the Web Application Firewall.

3 questions

This short quiz will help you determine how much you retained from the previous section.

Section 5: Statistics
04:44

In this lecture we are going to go over all things statistics. We are going to talk about the home screen and the graphs you can get from there as well as the Statistics menu and what stats you can get from there.

Section 6: Real Servers
02:02

In this lecture we are going to go over the real servers section of the VLM. There really isn't much to do here but it has some very powerful functionality.

Section 7: Rules and Checking
15:43

In this lecture we are going to first talk about Content Rules and how we can direct certain types of traffic to certain servers within the Virtual Service. Then I will show you how you can modify the frequency at which the VLM does a health check on a real server.

Section 8: Certificates
17:26

In this lecture we will be talking everything certificates. We will first be going over what certificates are followed by generating a CSR from the VLM and having it signed by a Certificate Authority. We will then install the certificates, back them up and restore them from the backup.

Section 9: System Configuration
12:11

In this lecture we are going to be going over the physical interfaces on the VLM and what different options we have. We are going to also create a bonded nic of two additional interfaces we added.

02:56

In this lecture we are going to take a look at what DNS is (from a very high level) and what DNS configuration options we have on the VLM.

03:15

In this lecture we are going to look at Access Control as it pertains to the VLM itself. In previous lectures we looked at Access Control as it pertains to the Virtual Service. This is similar but different.

10:05

In this lecture we are going to talk about everything System Administration. Starting with User Management and ending with Date/Time configuration on the VLM. We will also talk about backups and gracefully shutting down the VLM.

09:13

In part one of this lecture we are going to talk about Logging Options. We will be looking at System Log Files and Extended Log Files.

07:31

In this lecture we are going to pickup right where the last lecture left off. We will be configuring Syslog logging from the VLM as well as SNMP and Email Alerts.

12:27

In this lecture we are going to be covering a lot of information so we will be breaking this down into two lectures. This first lecture we are going to go over the Web User Interface Settings, Remote Access settings, and L7 Configuration Settings.

05:39

In this lecture we are going to pick up where Part 1 left off and we will be talking about Network Options and AFE Options.

Section 10: Miscellaneous
08:26

This lecture will give everyone an update on the newest version of the Kemp VLM's and some changes that have happened since the previous version used in this course.

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Instructor Biography

Mike Walton, Senior Unified Communications Specialist

Mike has been working in the IT field since 2000 and has held many different roles in IT. Mike started out as a Help Desk employee working with end users to fix minor computer problems and to help teach new users different features and functionality of the hardware and software. After a couple years there he progressed to more of a Systems Administrator role where he was involved in implementing and maintaining network and server equipment with up to 25 servers and about 200 users. This include Microsoft Server operating systems as well as Cisco network gear. 

From there he moved on to be a Systems Administrator in charge of 300+ servers 400+ users and Network Administrator.

Mike has progressed in his career to involve working with a variety of hardware and software both on the server side and networking side. Mike has experience working with all current versions of Microsoft Windows (both server and desktop) up to 2012 R2 as well as Linux Operating Systems. He has experience working with a variety of storage solutions including, EMC, NetApp, and Dell. He has extensive experience with networking hardware including Cisco Switches, routers and servers, Dell Switches, and Kemp Load Balancers. Mike's current area of expertise is VoIP implementation and support.

Mike has always enjoyed sharing the knowledge and experience he has with others to help see them grow professionally and personally. He also enjoy putting together presentations to help different types of learners comprehend the material. Specifically using Video, Presentations, Audio, Quiz, Demos and Interactive Demos.

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