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Cisco Firepower Threat Defense (FTD) by Nazmul Rajib

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Chapter 5Firepower System Virtual on VMware

In the previous chapters, you have learned how to install the Firepower System software on Cisco hardware. If you choose not to purchase any additional hardware, you can still deploy the Firepower System in your existing virtual infrastructure. You can choose to virtualize both or one of the Firepower appliances—either the Firepower Management Center (FMC) or Firepower Threat Defense (FTD). This chapter discusses the implementation of FMC Virtual and FTD Virtual in VMware—one of the most popular virtual environments.

FMC and FTD Virtual Essentials

An FMC virtual appliance can manage any FTD physical appliance. Similarly, an FTD virtual appliance is fully interoperable with an FMC virtual appliance ...

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