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E D U C A T I O N S E R V I C E S Security Administration - Lab Setup Guide Check Point Software Technologies [email protected]6330 Commerce Dr., Suite 120, Irving, TX 75063 November 15, 2016
S E C U R I T Y A D M I N I S T R A T I O N - L A B S E T U P P R O C E D U R E S Configuring the Lab Environment The Check Point Security Administration class topology was designed as a “sandbox” environment. All student machines have the same set of IP addresses. The virtual machines connect to the Internet using a NAT connection through the host machine. Internet connectivity is required for each host machine used by students attending the course. Follow the steps below to configure the virtual machines needed for the students to perform all Security Administration labs. ATCs may use whatever virtualization software they choose, but Check Point assumes most Virtual Machines will be created in either a VMware Workstation or an ESX environment. Our tests were all performed on VMware Workstation 12. A Special Note about LicensingThe built-in 15 day evaluation licenses are no longer used in this classroom configuration.All Check Point servers at the Alpha site are required to have a license before the students begin this class. The Bravo license will be added during a specific lab by the students and should not be preloaded. To get 6-month BCK licenses provided to you for use in this and other Check Point classes, contact your ATC coordinator. Configuring Virtual Machine Settings All virtual machines should be configured with the following options: Snapshots –Power off VMware Tools –Installed Floppy –Remove from the Hardware Settings Time Synchronization –Synchronization between Guest and Host should be active. LDAP Information Configure the virtual machines on the Alpha Internal network to be in the alpha.cp domain. All users should log into the domain and not the local virtual machine.
S E C U R I T Y A D M I N I S T R A T I O N - L A B S E T U P P R O C E D U R E S Lab Topology Configure each student machine with the following virtual environment:
S E C U R I T Y A D M I N I S T R A T I O N - L A B S E T U P P R O C E D U R E S Configuring the Virtual Machines Configure each of the virtual machines listed below on all student machines. The specifications shown here in terms of Hard Drive and RAM are considered minimum requirements. To function optimally, each student’s host machine should be allotted a minimum of 32GB of RAM. For better performance, these numbers should be increased. All network settings described below are suggestions. You may use LAN segments or vmnets at your discretion. The only requirement is that eth3 interfaces be configured for Internet access.