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Firewall VM issue

Hi all experts.

Our question for experts experienced with deploying of Checkpoint firewall virtual instances.

We facing issue with deploying of Checkpoint R 80.40 virtual gateway.

Hypervisor -  ESXi VMware 6.5.0

Server HW – HP Proliant DL360 Gen8

CPU HW- intel Xeon CPU E5-2670

Checkpoint installation iso file - Check_Point_R80.40_T294.iso

VM general settings

Guest OS RHEL7 64-bit

HDD – 100 GB

Memory – 12GB

Number of the CPU – 4

Number of the vNIC -10


Installation has been completed successfully. But vNIC’s sequence doesn’t match with Checkoint gateway interfaces. For example if we disconnect vNIC – 1 on Checkpoint gateway eth5 going down. This issue has been solved with sk69621. We have found correct sequence’s for ID PCI bus Instead renaming eth’s.

Next step – performance test.

Using iperf we have tested bandwidth. Data rate was unstable form 40 Mbits/s to 413 Mbits/s. In CPview the SND CPU has utilization up to 100%

We decide to move another one CPU to SND. Using cpconfig we have set two CPU for SND and reboot the VM.




Our question is what we are doing wrong?

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