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Solution Template / Image Version Release Date What's New
Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Scale Set 20200808 August 4, 2020
  • First release of VMSS solution supporting Remote Access VPN.
    Main features:
R80.30 Gateway Image R80.30-273.645 July 23, 2020
  • Image with integrated R80.30 JHF take 196.
  • Aligned build number to be higher than previous images.
R80.40 Gateway Image R80.40-294.640 July 19, 2020
  • Image with integrated R80.40 JHF 48.


See below for previous versions release notes

 

 

Solution Templates history

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    Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Management

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      Version Release Date Details
      20200305 March 10, 2020
      • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
      • This template is available in the Azure Marketplace.
      20200212 February 19, 2020
      20200127 January 28, 2020
      • Removed option to deploy R80.20 and R80.10 versions (both BYOL and PAYG).
      20190805 August 13, 2019
      • Added support for R80.30 Management Server image (BYOL and MGMT-25 PAYG).
      20190605 June 6, 2019
      • Added support for MGMT-25 PAYG license (replaced MGMT-5).
      20190307 March 7, 2019
      • Added support to use R80.20 Management with "Custom" configuration.
      • Minor fixes. 
      20190127 January 27, 2019
      • Minor fixes.
      20190113 Januray 17, 2019
      •  Removed support for R77.30 version of Gaia.
      20181107 November 09, 2018
      • Added support for R80.20 Management Server. Note: only Standard deployment mode is available for R80.20.
      • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration.
      20180417 May 13, 2018
      • Minor fixes.
      20180325 March 27, 2018
      • The public IP is added as an alias to the primary interface.
      20180226 February 26, 2018
      • Minor fixes.
      20170903 March 9, 2017
      • Added MGMT5 PAYG license support
      • Minor fixes.
      20170717 February 7, 2017
      • Added support for R80.10 management.
      • Minor fixes.

       

      Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Multi-Domain Server

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        Version Release Date Details
        20200305 March 10, 2020
        • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
        • This template is available in the Azure Marketplace.
        20200212 February 19, 2020
        20190901 October 31, 2019
        • First release of CloudGuard IaaS R80.30 Multi-Domain Server solution template.
        • See sk154436 for more information and limitations.
        • This solution supports BYOL license type only.

         

        Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Single Gateway

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          Version Release Date Details
          20200331 March 31, 2020
          • Fixed validation errors when selecting to deploy R80.30 version with NGTX pay-as-you-go license.
          20200305 March 10, 2020
          • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
          • This template is available in the Azure Marketplace.
          20200212 February 19, 2020
          • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
          • Added support to deploy Standalone when using R80.40.
          • NOTE: This template version is only available in CloudGuardIaaS GitHub repository.
          20200127 January 28, 2020
          • Removed option to deploy R80.20 and R80.10 versions (both BYOL and PAYG).
          20191003 October 31, 2019
          • Added support for R80.30 PAYG images.
          20190731 August 13, 2019
          • Added support for R80.30 BYOL image.
          20190605 June 6, 2019
          • Minor fixes.
          20190307 March 7, 2019
          • Minor fixes. 
          20190127 January 27, 2019
          • Minor fixes.
          20190113 Januray 17, 2019
          •  Removed support for R77.30 version of Gaia.
          20181206 January 3, 2019
          • Added support for deploying R80.20 Gateway. Note: Only Standard deployment mode is available for R80.20.
          20181107 November 09, 2018
          • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration.
          20181017 October 18, 2018
          • Minor fixes.
          • For R80.10 Single Gateway deployments, "Blink" image with preinstalled Jumbo Hotfix take will be used when selecting "Single Gateway" mode (see the R80.10 Image section for more information).
          20180417 May 13, 2018
          • Minor fixes.
          20180325 March 27, 2018
          • The public IP is added as an alias to the primary interface.
          20180226 February 26, 2018
          • Minor fixes.
          20170903 March 9, 2017
          • Added MGMT5 PAYG license support
          • Minor fixes.
          20170717 February 7, 2017
          • Minor fixes and improvements.

           

          Check Point CloudGuard IaaS High Availability

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            Version Release Date Details
            20200331 March 31, 2020
            • Fixed validation errors when selecting to deploy R80.30 version with NGTX pay-as-you-go license.
            20200305 March 10, 2020
            • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
            • This template is available in the Azure Marketplace.
            20200212 February 19, 2020
            20200127 January 28, 2020
            • Removed option to deploy R80.20 and R80.10 versions (both BYOL and PAYG).
            20191003 October 31, 2019
            • Added support for R80.30 PAYG images.
            • Fixed broken link to the solution's deployment guide.
            20190731 August 13, 2019
            • Added support for R80.30 BYOL image.
            20190605 June 6, 2019
            • Added support for Availability Zones for UK South region.
            20190307 March 7, 2019
            • Added support for Azure Availability Zones.
            • Minor fixes.
            20190127 January 27, 2019
            •  Minor fixes.
            20181206 January 3, 2019
            • Renamed "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS High Availability" (previous name: "CloudGuard IaaS R80.10 High Availability").
            • Added support for deploying R80.20 instances.
            20181107 November 09, 2018
            • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration.
            20181017 October 18, 2018
            • Added "Blink" image support (see the R80.10 Image section for more information).
            20180926 September 29, 2018

             

            Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Scale Set

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              Version Release Date Details
              20200708 August 4, 2020
              • First release of VMSS solution supporting Remote Access VPN.
                Main features:
              20200331 March 31, 2020
              • Fixed validation errors when selecting to deploy R80.30 version with NGTX pay-as-you-go license.
              20200305 March 10, 2020
              • Added support for deploying R80.40 solutions.
              • This template is available in the Azure Marketplace.
              20200212 February 19, 2020
              20200127 January 28, 2020
              • Removed option to deploy R80.20 and R80.10 versions (both BYOL and PAYG).
              20191003 October 31, 2019
              • Added support for R80.30 PAYG images.
              20190814 August 23, 2019
              • Minor template UI fix.
              20190731 August 13, 2019
              • Added support for R80.30 BYOL image.
              20190701 July 4, 2019
              • Added support for VMSS upgrade procedure, as described in the admin guide under "Additional Information" section.
              20190605 June 6, 2019
              • Added support for Availability Zones for UK South region.
              20190320 March 22, 2019
              •  Minor fixes.
              20190307 March 7, 2019
              • Added support for VMSS to choose management NIC as eth1 private address.
              • Added support for Azure Availability Zones.
              • Removed limitations to use MDS, MGMT-HA, MDS-HA to manage VMSS.
              • Minor fixes.
              20190127 January 27, 2019
              • Minor fixes.
              20181206 January 3, 2019
              • Added support for deploying R80.20 instances.
              • Renamed "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Scale Set" (previous name: "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R80.10 Scale Set"). 
              20181107 November 09, 2018
              • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration.
              20181017 October 18, 2018
              • Added "Blink" image support (see the R80.10 Image section for more information).
              20180815 August 17, 2018
              • Minor fixes.
              20180711 July 17, 2018
              • Added default static routes according to RFC1918 on each gateway instance. This is in order to support E-W inspection when using address spaces outside of the VMSS VNET. For example, to support VNET peering.
              20180610 June 22, 2018
              • First release.
              • New R80.10 Scale Set solution template is published. For more information, see the Virtual Machine Scale Sets (VMSS) R80.10 and above for Microsoft Azure Administration Guide
                Main Features:
                • Internal Load Balancer (Standard SKU) with HA ports support
                • Inbound traffic inspection
                • Outbound traffic inspection
                • E-W traffic inspection
                • Load Balancer health probes are answered by the CloudGuard instances themselves and not by backend hosts
                • No need to configure proxy for outbound inspection.

               

              Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R80.10 Cluster

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                Version Release Date Details
                 N/A January 28, 2020
                • Removed from the marketplace.
                • Use the Check Point CloudGuard IaaS High Availbility solution instead. See sk162365 for instruction on how to upgrade.
                20190716 July 20, 2019
                • Minor fixes.
                20190605 June 6, 2019
                • Minor fixes.
                20190307 March 7, 2019
                • Minor fixes.  
                20190127 January 27, 2019
                • Minor fixes.
                20190113 January 17, 2019
                • Removed support for R77.30 version of Gaia.
                • Renamed “Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R80.10 Cluster” (previous name: “Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R77.30, R80.10 Cluster”).
                20181206 January 3, 2019
                • Renamed "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R77.30, R80.10 Cluster" (previous name: "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Cluster").
                20181107 November 09, 2018
                • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration. 
                20181017 October 18, 2018
                • Added "Blink" image support for R80.10 deployments (see the R80.10 Image section for more information).
                20180425 May 13, 2018
                • Minor fixes.
                20180325 March 27, 2018
                • The public IP is added as an alias to the primary interface.
                20180301 March 1, 2018
                • Support new cluster architecture:
                  • An ELB is no longer automatically deployed by the solution template.
                  • The public IPs used for connecting to cluster members are now attached directly to their NICs.
                  • In addition to the public VIP, a private VIP is also attached to the Active member.
                  • For publishing services, an ELB needs to be manually deployed and configured with NAT rules.
                20170903 March 9, 2017
                • Added support for R80.10 NGTX PAYG license.
                • Minor fixes.

                 

                Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R77.30 Scale Set

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                  Version Release Date Details
                   N/A Januray 17, 2019
                  • Removed from the marketplace. Use the "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS Scale Set" solution instead.
                  20181107 November 09, 2018
                  • Minor changes for Azure Marketplace integration. 
                  20180610 June 22, 2018
                  • Removed support for R80.10 in this scale set solution template.
                  • Renamed from "CloudGuard IaaS Autoscale" to "CloudGuard IaaS R77.30 Scale Set".
                  20180424 May 13, 2018
                  • Minor fixes. 
                  20180325 March 27, 2018
                  • The public IP is added as an alias to the primary interface.
                  20180226 February 26, 2018
                  • Minor fixes.
                  20171030 October 30, 2017
                  • Minor fixes.
                  20170903 September 18, 2017
                  • Support R80.10 scale sets.
                  • Added support for R80.10 NGTX and NGTP PAYG license types.
                  • Minor improvements.
                  20170713 March 7, 2017
                  • Minor fixes.

                   

                  R80.40 CloudGuard for Azure Management Image history

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                    Version Release Date What's new

                    R80.40-294.586

                    February 18, 2020
                    • First release of R80.40 Management Server image.
                    • See sk160736 for more information on R80.40.

                     

                    R80.40 CloudGuard for Azure Gateway Image history

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                      Version Release Date What's new

                      R80.40-294.640

                      July 19, 2020
                      • Image with integrated R80.40 JHF 48.

                      R80.40-294.593

                      February 18, 2020
                      • First release of R80.40 Gateway image.
                      • See sk160736 for more information on R80.40.

                       

                      R80.30 CloudGuard for Azure Management Image history

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                        R80.30-200.590

                        February 9, 2020
                        • Updated Microsoft Azure Linux Agent (waagent) to version 2.2.45. See sk164880 for more information.
                        • Added support for Python 3 and migrated code to use Python 3 instead of Python 2.

                        R80.30-200.523

                        July 28, 2019
                        • First release of R80.30 Management Server image. See sk144293 for more information on R80.30.

                         

                        R80.30 CloudGuard for Azure Gateway Image history

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                          Version Release Date What's new
                          R80.30-273.645 July 23, 2020
                          • Image with integrated R80.30 JHF take 196.
                          • Aligned build number to be higher than previous images.
                          R80.30-273.030 July 5, 2020 Note: the build number of this image is lower than the previous published image.
                          • Image with integrated R80.30 JHF take 196.
                          R80.30-273.614 May 5, 2020
                          • Image with integrated R80.30 JHF take 155.
                          • Fix for corrupted memory and/or user-mode code dumps when running on D2v2 VM size. See sk164838 for more information.
                          • Fix for Azure Gateway freezes / crashes during Azure server maintenance as described in sk166674.
                          • Updated Azure REST API versions used by High Availability daemon (azure_had.py).
                          R80.30-273.590 February 9, 2020
                          • Updated Microsoft Azure Linux Agent (waagent) to version 2.2.45. See sk164880 for more information.
                          • Image with integrated R80.30 JHF take 111.
                          • Added support for Python 3 and migrated code to use Python 3 instead of Python 2.
                          R80.30-273.562 November 15, 2019
                          • Fixed issue introduced in R80.30-273.548 Pay-as-you-go images - gateway was provisioned with network interface names eth1 and eth2 instead of eth0 and eth1 causing provisioning errors.
                          • Fixed error in azure-ha-conf (HA solution configuation utility) when executed on Pay-as-you-go R80.30-273.548 images.
                          R80.30-273.548 October 29, 2019
                          • Added support for PAYG (Pay-As-You-Go) licenses.
                          • NOTE - this image will only be used for PAYG deployments. For BYOL deployment, R80.30-273.525 is the latest available image.
                          R80.30-273.525 July 31, 2019

                           

                          R80.20 CloudGuard for Azure Management Image history

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                            Version Release Date What's new
                             N/A January 28, 2020
                            • Removed from the marketplace.
                            R80.20-101.450 May 27, 2019
                            • Minor fixes.
                            R80.20-101.436 April 29, 2019
                            • Added support for MGMT-25 license.
                            • Fixed issue with recognizing additional disk space as described in sk147072.
                            R80.20-101.419 March 7, 2019
                            • Minor fixes. 
                            R80.20-101.356 November 05, 2018
                            • First release of R80.20 Management Server image. See sk122485 for more information on R80.20.

                             

                            R80.20 CloudGuard for Azure Gateway Image history

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                              Version Release Date What's new
                               N/A January 28, 2020
                              • Removed from the marketplace.
                              R80.20-005.563 November 15, 2019
                              • Image with both integrated Jumbo Hotfix take 19 and the accel_HOTFIX_R80_20_3_10_JHF_AZURE_T19_MAIN_GA hotfix from sk160992, fixing an issue with incorrect interface being removed from SIM table during Azure maintenance operations.
                              R80.20-005.558 November 7, 2019
                              • Fixed failure in VM type identification in Jumbo Hotfix take 19 installation flow tha resulted in a missing file after deployment, affect fix from sk157353.
                              R80.20-005.521 September 22, 2019
                              • Update integrated Jumbo Hotfix to take 19.
                              R80.20-005.492 June 29, 2019
                              • Fixed issue with Gateway booting without network interfaces (see sk157353 for more information).
                              R80.20-005.469 June 17, 2019
                              • Updated integrated Jumbo HF to Take 17.
                              R80.20-005.453 May 27, 2019
                              • Image with integrated Jumbo HF (Take 13).
                              R80.20-005.436 April 29, 2019
                              • Fixed issue with recognizing additional disk space as described in sk147072.
                              R80.20-005.419 March 7, 2019
                              • Minor fixes.
                              R80.20-005.414 February 19, 2019
                              • Minor fixes.
                              R80.20-005.378 January 3, 2019
                              • First release of R80.20 Gateway image. See sk122485 for more information on R80.20 gateway.
                              • This image supported by the following solution templates:
                                • Single Gateway (only Standard deployment mode is supported)
                                • High Availability
                                • Scale Set
                              • Main features:
                                • Significant improvement in performance throughout
                                • Upgraded Linux kernel (based on RHEL 7.x kernel 3.10)
                                • Added support for Azure Accelerated Networking
                              • For the entire list of R80.20 security features, see sk122485
                              • See sk141173 - Check Point R80.20 with Gaia 3.10 for Security Gateways for more information on GAIA OS & Limitations

                                 

                                R80.10 CloudGuard for Azure Image history

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                                  Version Release Date What's new
                                   N/A January 28, 2020
                                  • Removed from the marketplace.
                                  R80.10-034.450 May 27, 2019
                                  • Image with integrated Jumbo HF (Take 203) - On Security Gateway image only.
                                  R80.10-034.436 May 02, 2019
                                  • Added support for MGMT-25 license.
                                  R80.10-034.419 March 7, 2019 
                                  • Minor fixes.  
                                  R80.10-034.414 February 19, 2019
                                  • For Gateway, Cluster, HA, VMSS only.
                                  • Updated integrated R80.10 Jumbo HF take to 169 - On Security Gateway image only.
                                  R80.10-034.373 December 6, 2018
                                  • Minor fixes.
                                  R80.10-034.357 November 12, 2018
                                  • Updated integrated R80.10 Jumbo HF take to 154 - On Security Gateway image only.
                                  R80.10-033.352 October 17, 2018
                                  • Image is released as "Blink". VMSS, Cluster, HA, Single Gateway will be deployed with preinstalled R80.10 Jumbo HF take 142 - On Security Gateway image only.
                                  • Minor fixes
                                  R80.10-032.332 August 22, 2018
                                  • Minor fixes
                                  • Support for a new "Check Point CloudGuard IaaS R80.10 HA" solution template. 
                                  R80.10-027.311 June 10, 2018
                                  • Added the ability to respond to load balancer health probes when using the R80.10 scale set solution.
                                  • Bug fixes.
                                  R80.10-020.290 May 7, 2018
                                  • Updated the Azure high availability daemon to associate load balancer’s inbound NAT rules to the Active member’s IP configuration, as described in sk110194.
                                  R80.10-020.289 March 27, 2018
                                  • Added support for the new cluster architecture (starting from solution template version 20180301).

                                  R80.10-020.288

                                  March 2, 2018
                                  • Aligned to R80.10 GA Replacement.
                                  • Azure cluster service principal credentials are hidden from the Azure cluster configuration file.
                                  • Calibrated ClusterXL parameters for Azure. See sk122218 for more information.
                                  • Bug fixes.
                                  R80.10-013.233 September 10, 2017
                                  • Auto provisioning addon bug fixes.

                                  R80.10-013.229

                                  August 11, 2017
                                  • Bug fixes.

                                  R80.10-013.226

                                  January 8, 2017
                                  • Auto provisioning support for HTTPS proxy.
                                  • Bug fixes.

                                  R80.10-010.223

                                  July 10, 2017
                                  • Support for NGTX and MGMT5 PAYG licenses.
                                  • Support for initiating Azure cluster API calls via proxy.
                                  • Bug fixes and improvements.

                                  R80.10-007.219

                                  June 29, 2017
                                  • Initial release

                                   

                                  R77.30 CloudGuard for Azure Image history

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                                     N/A January 17, 2019
                                    • Removed from the marketplace.
                                    R77.30-057.340 August 28, 2018
                                    • Minor fixes.
                                    R77.30-056.289 May 6, 2018
                                    • Updated the Azure high availability daemon to associate load balancer’s inbound NAT rules to the Active member’s IP configuration, as described in sk110194.
                                    R77.30-056.288 March 27, 2018
                                    • Added support for the new cluster architecture (starting from solution template version 20180301).
                                    R77.30-056.287 March 1, 2018
                                    • Updated WALinuxAgent to version 2.2.11
                                    • Azure cluster service principal credentials are hidden from the Azure cluster configuration file.
                                    • Calibrated ClusterXL parameters for Azure. See sk122218 for more information.
                                    • Bug fixes.
                                    R77.30-053.230 January 31, 2018
                                    • Fixed Management certificate issue as detailed in sk122612
                                    R77.30-053.229 November 8, 2018
                                    • Bug fixes. 
                                    R77.30-053.227 August 2, 2017
                                    • Updated LIS to version 4.2.0
                                    • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
                                    R77.30-048.205 April 19, 2017
                                    • Added the /etc/cloud-version file. The file contains information about the image and solution template versions deployed.
                                    • Added the $FWDIR/bin/azure-ha-conf utility to configure Azure cluster parameters.
                                    • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
                                    R77.30-048.201 March 30, 2017
                                    • Bug fixes. 
                                    R77.30-041.161 December 21, 2016 
                                    • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
                                    R77.30-036.148 November 14, 2016
                                    • Added support for Azure cluster in Azure China, Azure USGov, Azure German Cloud 
                                    R77.30-035.142 November 7, 2016 
                                    • Bug fixes and minor improvements.
                                    R77.30-029.129 September 25, 2016 
                                    • Bug fixes.
                                    R77.30-028.123 September 14, 2016
                                    • Added Vnet peering support to Azure cluster. 
                                    • Bug fixes.

                                    For earlier R77.30 revision history contact Check Point Support.

                                     

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