In this chapter, you will learn to:
Understand the PDM overview
Understand PDM operating requirements
Prepare for PDM
Use PDM to configure the PIX Firewall
Make use of PDM to create a site-to-site VPN
Use PDM to create a remote access VPN
Use CiscoWorks Management Center for PIX Firewalls
Distinguish failover features
Recognize password recovery
Upgrade the PIX OS
In this chapter, you look at the PIX Device Management application that adds a graphical interface to configuring and monitoring the PIX Firewall. In addition to the GUI, PDM has included two wizards to help with initial firewall configuration and setting up VPN connections.
This chapter also covers the PIX failover system, which allows implementing PIX Firewalls in pairs for redundancy. System requirements and Configuration options are covered in detail.
Two maintenance issues—password recovery and PIX OS upgrades— are detailed at the end of the chapter.