learning IDS?

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May 7th, 2012

I would like to get some sort of IDS box for my lab to work on while I study.  Any recomendations? At my workplace we use SSM modules in our 5540's but we dont have nay in a lab environemnt and I really dont think they would appreciate me flipping switches on them.

I saw the 4200 series boxes, would they load 7. code?  I also thought about a 5505 with an SSM module.  Any feedback is appreciated, thanks


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sawgupta Mon, 05/07/2012 - 20:35

Yes you can run 7.0.x code on 42xx series boes.

On 4270, you can load 7.1.3 or later.


Sawan Gupta

lukeprimm Tue, 05/08/2012 - 07:08

what about the 4215?  ITs the most economical unit.  Thanks

a.matahen Mon, 05/07/2012 - 23:18

Hello Lukeprimm,

Yes true you shouldn't used the SSM used in your live envirnoment because while configuring the device you can easily get the CPU to go up to 100% which can cause problems if your SSM was implemented in Inline mode.

If you want to practice the GUI i would say the cheapest IPS available out there would do the job.




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