Note: Only features relevant to the version installed on the Security Management Servers / Multi-Domain Security Management Server will be available in SmartDashboard and in 'vsx_util' command. Examples:
You will not be able to upgrade the VSX cluster configuration from R77 to R77.20, if you manage it with R77 Security Management server.
You will not be able to use Mobile Access Blade on VSX R77.20, if you manage it with R76 Security Management server.
You will not be able to use Multi Bridge capability on R77.30, if you manage it with prior version to R77.30 Security Management server.
Part 2 - Upgrade of VSX Cluster
The following references are used in the procedure below:
Last upgraded - denotes last member to be upgraded (in HA cluster, this should be the Active member).
First upgraded - denotes first member to be upgraded and reconfigured.
Upgrade the configuration of the VSX Cluster object to R77.20 / R77.30 version on the Security Management Server / Main Domain Management Server.
Note: If you do not want new R77.20 / R77.30 features on the VSX Cluster, then skip this step (proceed to Step 2 below).
Run the 'vsx_util upgrade' command and follow on screen instructions. Select your VSX Cluster and then select the R77.20 / R77.30 version.
Important Note: On Management Server R77.20 and lower, when 'vsx_util upgrade' operation completes, user is prompted to reconfigure the VSX machines. User must refuse - select "no" - and proceed to Step 2 below.
Stop Check Point services on the first upgraded VSX cluster member:
Note: In VSX Load Sharing (VSLS) cluster, this will cause a fail-over.
Perform in-place upgrade from R77 to R77.20 / R77.30, or from R77.10 to R77.20 / R77.30, or from R77.20 to R77.30, on the first upgraded cluster member.
For upgrade requirements:
Refer to Release Notes (R77.20, R77.30) - Chapter 'Installation and Upgrade' - section 'Required Disk Space on Gaia'
For upgrade instructions:
Refer to Release Notes (R77.20) - Chapter 'Installation and Upgrade' - section 'Upgrading with Legacy CLI' Refer to Release Notes (R77.30) - Chapter 'Installation and Upgrade' - section 'Upgrading'