I have been given a PA-2050 to play with, and get my hands dirty, learning PAN, etc.
Where do I go find the latest supported image for it? https://support.paloaltonetworks.com/Updates/SoftwareUpdates/ doesn't have the PA-2000 series listed. It has PA-200, and then PA-3000, PA-4000, PA-5000 and the PA-VM series.
Should I even bother? Should I just go grab one of those PA-VM images and play with that instead? If so, which ones should I get? I have VMware.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong;
That just means that you don't actually have support on that series, while you or the company that your account is under does have support on the other products. Really to do this properly you would contact your SE/whoever you contact to buy licenses and purchase a lab license so that you have access to everything in a lab enviroment and you can actually update and use all of the features. The lab license is generally pretty cheap and is probably the best way to learn about PAN products.
PAN-OS still available for 2000 series:
For the lab set up l like VM, as you can easy set up nice topology for couple hours (Linux SliTaz as a test hosts or similar) and it is flexible, no power and noise. The problem with VM appliance that you will not be able to see traffic logs without the license key (what l recently found out that only one VM will show you logs and it is 5.0.6 :-) )
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