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How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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hello,

One of my customer is asking how to automate the creation of a VIP.

I looked in the API reference guide in the section 'network object' - 'simple gateway' : 'interfaces'

Check Point - Management API reference 

and can not find it.

Any idea ?

Regards,

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Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Joshua is correct.

But, even with the undocumented APIs it is not possible to accomplish this task because there is an additional processing that is performed in the background, which is not accessible to API server at all.

We have to wait for full Cluster and VSX support.

Robert.

Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Seeing as it has been several months since the last update, I was wondering if there has been any progress or a timeline for when updating a cluster object topology will be possible via API or scripting?  This is something my company is very interested in trying to automate.

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Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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The documented API's currently cannot touch a Cluster object. There are some undocumented API's that might make it possible I would have to defer to a developer Robert Decker.

Both Cluster and VSX support are on the road map to be available via API.

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Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Joshua is correct.

But, even with the undocumented APIs it is not possible to accomplish this task because there is an additional processing that is performed in the background, which is not accessible to API server at all.

We have to wait for full Cluster and VSX support.

Robert.

phlrnnr
Copper

Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Is there an anticipated timeframe for Cluster/VSX support for API access?  That would be hugely valuable as we are automating the addition of DMZ vlans across all of our network infrastructure, but the only manual part left is creating the Cluster XL VIP.

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Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Hi Phillip,

There is no timeframe yet, as the development process is ongoing.

The Cluster/Gateway/VSX objects and UI are shifted from R77.X architecture into R80.X, and this takes time.

Robert.

Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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Seeing as it has been several months since the last update, I was wondering if there has been any progress or a timeline for when updating a cluster object topology will be possible via API or scripting?  This is something my company is very interested in trying to automate.

Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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This problem only seems to be compounded by the warning that setting an interface via the api on an existing unit will wipe out any existing interfaces!   I've asked my account team and opened a ticket in hopes there is some work around.  Can't believe this long missing seemingly simple feature is risking being able to interconnect environments we spin up and down automatically.

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Re: How to script the creation of a VIP IP / Topology ?

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When we can FINALLY expect such a basic feature like manipulating Cluster objects within R80 ? R80.30 is GA, without any single API command for this purpose. What a shame.

Kind regards,
Jozko Mrkvicka

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Any update?
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