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Introduction to Check Point Quantum LightSpeed Appliances


Security Appliance In this article
Quantum LightSpeed 250 QLS250
Quantum LightSpeed 450 QLS450
Quantum LightSpeed 650 QLS650
Quantum LightSpeed 800 QLS800


Check Point LightSpeed Appliances provide hyper-fast network security to Data Centers and large enterprises.

These appliances enable large enterprises and Data Centers to deploy network security that performs at the speed of business to accelerate large file transfers, provide low latency for high-frequency applications, and dynamically scale as their business grows.

Check Point LightSpeed Next Generation Firewalls combine the most comprehensive protections with Data Center grade security and hardware to maximize uptime and performance for securing large enterprise and Data Center environments.


Key Features

  • Firewall performance at a line-rate
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Modular platforms supporting up to 72 virtual CPU cores
  • Redundant storage devices and AC power supplies
  • Wide variety of network interfaces, ranging from 1 GbE copper and fiber 1 GbE to 100 GbE interfaces
  • Hyperscale-ready enabling enterprise protection with up to 1 terabit/sec of Threat Prevention Performance


Downloads

To download these packages, you will need to have a Software Subscription or Active Support plan.

Important Notes:

  • LightSpeed Appliances require the R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator. For more details, see sk179432.
  • It is not supported to uninstall the Jumbo Hotfix from a LightSpeed appliance and reboot. You can only install a higher Take of the Jumbo Hotfix.
# Package Link
1 Check Point R81.10 Clean Install Image for LightSpeed Appliances (ISO)
2 Check Point R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take 61 (TAR)

To connect to the command line interface, you can use a USB Type-C console port.
To use it, download and install the QLS LightSpeed Appliances USB Type-C console driver on the console client machine (desktop/laptop).


Installation Instructions

This Check Point LightSpeed Appliance ships with the R81.10 General Availability image that does not support the NVIDIA ConnectX 100G 2-port Card.

To enable the hardware acceleration in the installed NVIDIA ConnectX 100G 2-port Cards:

  1. Mount the appliance in the rack.

    See the Check Point Appliances Rack Mounting Guide.

  2. Run the Gaia First Time Configuration Wizard.

    See the R81.10 Gaia Administration Guide.

  3. Install the required Take of the Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R81.10.

    See the installation instructions in Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R81.10.

Documentation

Check Point QLS250, QLS450, QLS650, and QLS800 Appliances
Check Point LightSpeed Appliances Getting Started Guide
Check Point LightSpeed Appliances Quick Start Guide
Check Point Appliances Rack Mounting Guide
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing Storage Devices
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing Fans
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing AC Power Supply Units
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing DC Power Supply Units
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing Memory
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing LOM Cards
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing Expansion Line Cards
Check Point Appliances Installing and Removing Transceivers and DAC Cables
NVIDIA ConnectX 100G QSFP28 2-Port Card Administration Guide
Lights Out Management (LOM) HTML5-based Card Administration Guide for QLS250, QLS450, QLS650, QLS800, 28000, 26000, 16000, 7000, 6000, and TE2000XN Appliances
R81.10 Gaia Administration Guide
R81.10 Performance Tuning Administration Guide


Revision History

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Date Description
28 June 2022 Added a note that it is not supported to uninstall the Jumbo Hotfix from a LightSpeed appliance and reboot. You can only install a higher Take of the Jumbo Hotfix.
02 June 2022 Updated the details about the required R81.10 Jumbo Hotfix Take
01 April 2022
  • Added the link to the R81.10 (Take 335) Gaia Clean Install for Quantum LightSpeed Appliances
  • Added the link to the R81.10 Performance Tuning Administration Guide
  • Added the Revision History section
19 Jan 2022 First release of this article

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