We always have the discussion in Checkmates forum which version is better. That's why I started a survey.
Check Point R80.10
Check Point R77.30
I have also added R80.20 EA if someone has tested with it:-)
I don't understand why everyone has problems with R80.10 or R80.20EA. We have migrated many customer installations to R80.10. I have noticed only a few problems here. They were also just minor issues that were quickly fixed with Jumbo Hotfixes. Since some months I find this is a very stable version. I find here many good new functions in the SmartConsole. The migration from R77.30 to R80.10 was also always problem-free. Have the courage to switch to R80.10. It's a great version and I'm awaiting R80.20 GA.
Mhm.. from my point of view, the migration was not so smooth... 2 months of discussions with TAC, then the problems with the new SmartEvent (SR since over a month)... Rule jump and scrolling problem in the SmartConsole... so I hope you understand why I'm not as happy with R80.10 as other people
I also had some problems with the first mirgrations- Character set for database- Traditional mode VPN policy's- SmartConsole problemsand more.
But the R&D guys quickly fixed that.
I think since latest General Availability release Take121 R80.10 is very stable and we have now "outgiong take 142":
Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator for R80.10 (R80_10_jumbo_hf)
I have to agree with you.
Yes our R80.10 ea version was installed while it was annonced as GA. It have been running smooth and secure and did not have any issues.
I dont understand either the conservative approach to keep on r77.30 until R80.20 is out. I would say just get started with the upgrade to r80.xx
I would say R80.10 is a very stable and trust full version. No one should be in doubt whether to upgrade or not. Just do it!
I have a setup with about 20 customers running on a R80.10 environment and around 140 in a R77.30 environment, all multi doamain. The only problems we had were with migrations from R77.30 customers to the R80.10 environment, all these issues had to be resolved by R&D, so do not tell me there were no issues with migrations. There were only a few out of the 8 migrations we did (all the rest is new setups on R80.10, that went without any issues, after we ran a script that I got after the first failures to run after every migration after that.
We are planning an inplace migration from R77.30 to R80.20 as we hope that most problems we ran into by then really have been resolved.
I have one customer that I already try to migrate from R77.30 to R80.10. The same customer use SmartWorkflow but I read that this SmartWorkflow didn't integrated into the R80.10 or R80.20EA. The customer need this features and we can not do the upgrade. Maybe is there some information when and in which version this will be enabled again ? Or is there some other options to do this Workflow things ?
Yes, if we facing some problem with 80.10, CP support can be help about these but if the customer a big company such as a Bank, they could not tolerate these problems.
And I have a lot of experience problem about cluster failover with R80.10 while underload 2300 series devices. Of course CP support wants logs from us for solve this problem but the customers have not time for this. Therefore everytime is better old version I thing.
By the vay, I have tested togerher Endpoint and gateways on same 80.20, it looks working fine.
R80.10 solved some performance issue specially when a lot of traffic is on top a VPN tunnel.
Moreover R77.30 with threat emulation on, has a lot of issues. Talking with other check point partners faced the same problem.
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