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Title: Vmware 'team' setup for checkpoint development / network simula

Title: Vmware 'team' setup for checkpoint development / network simula

Title: Vmware 'team' setup for checkpoint development / network simula

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Hi,

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

Cheers
Matt

RE: Title: Vmware 'team' setup for checkpoint development / network simula

You need to create a VMNET that doesnt bind to a NIC. Add this as a NIC to all three servers. Then on your firewall VM add two nics one to the other VM's and one to the adapter that bridges to your PC's NIC. Give all three VMs's IP addresses in some range you aren't using anywhere else and they sould ping each other and use the firewall Vm as the default gateway.

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