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JuniperGuy81
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Building my security lab

Hi Guys

 

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?

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spuluka
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Re: Building my security lab

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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JuniperGuy81
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Re: Building my security lab

Great thanks for the heads up!

 

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JuniperGuy81
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Re: Building my security lab

may go for the ex2200 switch.

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Re: Building my security lab

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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tsapp
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Re: Building my security lab

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.

 

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Red1
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Re: Building my security lab

Hi , 

 

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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