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How to determine image version and template version of an installed CloudGuard IaaS image for Azure, AWS, Google Cloud Platform and OCI Platform? Technical Level


This article provides the information on how to verify what Check Point image version is installed on CloudGuard Netwok Security Gateway or Security Management Server.

On CloudGuard Network Security Gateway or Security Management Server R80.30 and higher

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Check the contents of cloud-version.json file:

# cat /etc/cloud-version.json

Detailed explanation about each parameter:

Output Values
release: R80.40 Check Point Version
take: 294 Check Point Take
build: 801 Check Point Build
platform: azure Platform deployed on
license: byol License Type:
  • BYOL- Bring your own license
  • PAYG- Pay as you go
deployment_method: GW Deployment image type:
  • GW
  • MGMT
  • HA
  • VMSS
  • Terraform*
GitHub templates-
template_name: single Deployment Template Name. 

For example:
  • single
  • ha
  • mds
  • management
  • vmss
GitHub templates-
template_version: 20210126 Template versions
sk132192 - CloudGuard for Azure Latest Updates

For Example:

[Expert@checkpoint-mgmt:0]# cat /etc/cloud-version.json
    "projects": {
        "cge": {
            "branch": "master",
            "commit": "3d6cb68a3e738ca063047828e678055f856c2b41"
        "cloud-connectors": {
            "branch": "master",
            "commit": "da56c5c79ef0a58970e6dfdf88f805773cb4c44c"
        "cloud-devops": {
            "branch": "master",
            "commit": "fd03b3f93aeb81cb9e7f2d72b29be9266ded41f6"
    "release": "R81.10",
    "take": "335",
    "build": "883",
    "platform": "google",
    "license": "byol",
    "deployment_method": "FTW"

Note: In case the command output show the following error:
# cat /etc/cloud-version.json: No such file or directory

Please use the following command:
# cat /etc/cloud-version 

For example:

[Expert@fw:0]# cat /etc/cloud-version
release: R80.40
take: 294
build: 978
platform: azure
license: byol
deployment_method: GW
template_name: vmss-v2
template_version: 20201102
template_type: marketplace

On CloudGuard Security Gateway or Security Management Server R80.20 and lower

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# cat /etc/cloud-version 


# cat /etc/in-aws
# cat /etc/in-azure
# cat /etc/in-google

Note: R77.30 builds that are older than 56 will not have the version information in the file /etc/in-*. The file will be empty.

Related articles:

sk125252 - CloudGuard for AWS Latest Updates

sk132192 - CloudGuard for Azure Latest Updates

sk147032 - CloudGuard for GCP (Google Cloud Platform) Latest Updates

This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.

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