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Upgrade single VSX Gateway from R77 to R77.10 using in-place upgrade Technical Level
Solution

Refer to the main sk97552 (VSX Reconfigure and Upgrade Matrix to R77.10 / R77.20).

 

When to use this procedure

  • Upgrading single VSX Gateway from R77 to R77.10 (using in-place upgrade).

 

Part 1 - Upgrade of Security Management Server / Multi-Domain Security Management Server

  1. Backup the involved machines at the same time:

    • Security Management Server / Multi-Domain Security Management Server
    • Single VSX Gateway

    Note: Refer to "Related Documentation" section below - "How to Backup".

  2. If required, upgrade your Security Management Server / Multi-Domain Security Management Server to the desired version.

    R77.10 Security Gateways (in Gateway mode and in VSX mode) can be managed by the following Security Management Servers / Multi-Domain Security Management Servers:

    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 single VSX Gateway configuration from R77 to R77.10, if you manage it with R77 Security Management server.
    • You will not be able to use Mobile Access Blade on VSX R77.10, if you manage it with R76 Security Management server.

 

Part 2 - Upgrade of single VSX Gateway

  1. Upgrade the configuration of the single VSX Gateway object to R77.10 version on the Security Management Server / Main Domain Management Server.

    Note: If you do not want new R77.10 features on the single VSX Gateway, then skip this step (proceed to Step 2 below).

    Run the 'vsx_util upgrade' command and follow on screen instructions.
    Select your single VSX Gateway and then select the R77.10 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.

  2. Stop Check Point services on the single VSX Gateway:

    [Expert@HostName:0]# cpstop

  3. Perform in-place upgrade from R77 to R77.10 on the single VSX Gateway.

    Refer to R77.10 Release Notes:

    • For upgrade requirements, refer to Chapter 'Installation and Upgrade' - section 'Required Disk Space on Gaia'.
    • For upgrade instructions, refer to Chapter 'Installation and Upgrade' - section 'Upgrading with Legacy CLI'.


  4. On the single VSX Gateway, verify that all Virtual Systems are up with the correct policy (this may take few minutes):

    [Expert@HostName:0]# vsx stat -v

  5. Follow the instructions in sk98352 to enable Mobile Access blade on the upgraded R77.10 Virtual Systems.

 

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