Vmware 'team' setup for checkpoint development / network simulation
Posted on 2006-07-12
I have got Vmware Workstation v5.5.1
I have created 3 virtual machines, all windows 2003 server :-
One which will run checkpoint ng and act as the firewall /gateway (static IP)
One which will run AD, DNS and DHCP(static IP)
The other will just act as a client on the network (dynamic IP)
At the moment they are just installed as seperate virtual machines, They can see and ping each other in a virtual machine and get on the internet.
I need to set them up to study for my Checkpoint CCSA certification, so I will be altering the rulebase etc on checkpoint then testing it in a simulated network enviroment.
Im unsure how to set the network up to work properly, especially the Virtual machine that will run checkpoint - surely it will need two virtual NICs so as to simulate NAT.
The PC which VMWare runs on has just one NIC, and connects directly to a cable modem.
If someone has done this type of setup before then I would be most grateful for advice