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Setting Gaia kernel edition from 32-bit to 64-bit
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Note: This article is no longer relevant for R80.20. Starting from R80.20 there is no 32bit at kernel level anymore, only 64bit.


To check the current kernel edition, run in Clish:

HostName:0> show version all

Example output:
Product version Check Point Gaia R77.20
OS build 124
OS kernel version 2.6.18-92cp
OS edition 32-bit

 

To set the kernel edition from 32-bit to 64-bit, run in Clish:

- The following procedure includes inevitable downtime (reboot step)

  • In Gaia R76 and above:
    HostName:0> set edition 64-bit
    HostName:0> save config
    HostName:0> reboot
    
  • In Gaia R75.4x:
    HostName:0> set edition default 64-bit
    HostName:0> save config
    HostName:0> reboot
    

After the system reboots, verify that kernel edition was changed:

HostName:0> show version all

Example output:
Product version Check Point Gaia R77.20
OS build 124
OS kernel version 2.6.18-92cpx86_64
OS edition 64-bit

For R80.10: Refer to the "CONNECTIVITY UPGRADE R77.X AND R80.X VERSIONS Best Practices" (sk107042):

  • In R77.30 and below: All member gateway must run the same 32-bit or 64-bit kernel edition.
  • In R80.10: Connectivity Upgrade between member gateways with different kernel editions (32/64-bit) is supported.

For VSX:

If you enable 64bit on OS level on VSX, all virtual systems are still running in 32bit mode.

You have to enable this with vs_bits 64

Note: The fwk processes are still running in 32bit, but the OS is running in 64bit. Vs_bits changes the fwk processes from 32bit to 64bit. Refer to the "Configuring 64-Bit Virtual System Support" section in the Check Point VSX R80.10 Administration Guide

 

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