2. Advanced Multi-Layer Firewall Protection

Firewall 320 – Advanced Multi-Layer Firewall Protection

Participant Hands-on Lab Guide

Last Updated: March 26, 2018

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Welcome to the F5 Agility 2018 Multilayer Firewall Implementations setup and hands-on exercise series.

The purpose of the Lab Setup and Configuration Guide is to walk you through the setup of F5 BIGIP to protect applications at multiple layers of the OSI stack hence providing Application Security Control. This in effect allows F5 BIG-IP to be multiple firewalls within a single platform.

*Assumptions/Prerequisites*: You have attended the AFM 101 lab sessions either this year or in previous years. Additionally this lab guide assumes that you understand LTM/TMOS basics and are comfortable with the process of creating Nodes, Pools, Virtual Servers, Profiles and Setting up logging and reporting.

There are three modules detailed in this document.

Module 1: F5 Multi-layer Firewall

Module 2: F5 Dynamic Firewall Rules With iRules LX

Module 3: AFM Protocol Inspection IPS

Lab Requirements:


You may use your webbrowser for console access if necessary but screen sizing may be affected.


IP Filtering locks down connectivity to to the remote labs. If you are required to VPN into your corporate office to get Internet access, please determine your external IP address via https://www.whatismyip.com and provide an instructor with that information for your pod.

  • Connectivity to the facility provided Internet service
  • Unique destination IP address for RDP to your lab