We all know Palo Alto Network Firewalls offers quite flexibility deployment options, one can also deploy Palo Alto Networks in Virtual Wire or V-Wire mode. This is the beauty of Palo Alto Networks Firewalls , the flexibility it offers cannot be matched by some of the leading firewall vendors. Though other vendors offers the same feature better known as transparent firewalls.
Virtual Wire mode can be deployed by pairing a set of two physical interfaces into a single set and in V-Wire mode one does not needs to assign either an IP Address or a mac address. Virtual Wire is also referred to as a “Bump in the Wire” of “Transparent In-Line”. By default certain Palo Alto Networks Firewalls comes with preconfigure Virtual Wire mode and Ethernet ports 1 and 2 are part of that default V-Wire.
Since I received the “CCDE Study Guide” from Jamie Shoup till date, I simply couldn’t able resist reading such a wonder book from Marwan Al-shawi. I believe it was a great initiative from Marwan Al-shawi to write this book. Since I read this book from cover to cover I believe it’s the right time for me to write a complete review of this book.
As mentioned in my initial review , Marwan did a great job in penning down this title, he has gone an extra mile to come out with this title. The topics are organised well and he addressed almost all the topics of CCDE blue print at very high level. The “CCDE Study Guide” is divided into 6 parts with following chapters
Part I Business-Driven Strategic Network Design
- Chapter 1 Network Design Requirements: Analysis and Design Principles
Part II Next Generation – Converged Enterprise Network Architectures
- Chapter 2 Enterprise Layer 2 and Layer 3 Design
- Chapter 3 Enterprise Campus Architecture Design
- Chapter 4 Enterprise Edge Architecture Design