Overview

A 2-day Specialist course which provides a comprehensive understanding of the Check Point Virtual Security Extension (VSX) solution and describes how to deploy it within the corporate network environment.

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Prerequisites

  • Check Point CCSA and CCSE Certification
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Delegates will learn how to

  • Explain the benefits of virtual network security.
  • Understand the basic functions, components, and advantages of VSX technology.
  • Examine the VSX management infrastructure and understand how traffic flows within a VSX network.
  • Discuss options for deploying VSX technology within various types of organizations.
  • Understand how to install and configure VSX Gateways and Virtual Systems.
  • Describe different routing schemes and features that are available to use within the VSX environment.
  • Understand how to deploy additional VSX networking configurations that may be required in the environment.
  • Understand the differences between deploying physical Security Gateway Clusters and VSX Gateway Clusters.
  • Understand how Virtual System Load Sharing works to enhance VSX network performance.
  • Understand how to use the VSX Provisioning Tool to add and remove virtual devices.
  • Recall how CoreXL technology enhances Security Gateway performance and recognize how to use the technology in a VSX environment.
  • Understand how to employ tools for optimizing resources allocated in a VSX environment.
  • Identify various VSX command line tools commonly used to retrieve information and perform configuration changes.
  • Understand how to use VSX utility commands to perform various maintenance tasks for the VSX environment.
  • Understand how to troubleshoot and debug issues that may occur in a VSX environment
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Outline

  • VSX Overview
  • Virtual System Installation and Configuration
  • VSX Clustering
  • Advanced VSX Features
  • Troubleshooting VSX

Lab Exercises

  • Configuring the VSX Environment
  • Deploying a Virtual System with a Physical Interface
  • Deploying a VS with Bonded VLAN Interfaces
  • Configuring Virtual System HA
  • Converting VSX High Availability to Virtual System Load Sharing
  • Maintaining the VSX Environment
  • Using the CLI to Manage VSX
  • Performance Tuning in VSX
  • Troubleshooting VSX Issues
  • Upgrading a VSX Environment
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