06-29-2012 03:45 AM
Just wanted your imput.
I have just brought a SRX 210 and have the ability to purchase maybe one more appliance.
As I am starting out, what hardware do you i should look at purchasing inorder to get to grips with JUNOS and work on the security path?
J2350 or EX4200 or another SRX?
06-29-2012 03:54 AM
I would go with the switch. The J series is pretty similar to the SRX while the switching platform as a number of switch specific features.
The SRX will let you setup 3 virtual routers so your single box will give you three to play with.
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06-29-2012 10:52 AM
If you go for the EX2200 switch be aware that if you ever want to do any advanced routing (IE - BGP) you would need to get a feature license for that. I know you are buying for a security lab - but ya never know!
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06-29-2012 12:07 PM
I would honestly lean towards another SRX 210, that way you can do chassis clustering. Plus, the SRX210's can do a lot of the switching that a EX2200 can (SRX100's don't support QinQ, SRX210's do). This way you have the opportunity to cluster or keep them split and practice switching.
07-04-2012 05:14 AM
I do agree with Teren , you need to practice chassis clustering using two similar SRX platforms , so a second SRX 210 preferably with high memory option (to practice IDP and UTM features) would be good.
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