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Automated gateway provisioning

Hello colleagues,

is it a way to automate the gateway provisioning in terms of FTW and gaia configuration? 

Is it a way to deploy the FTW and gaia config together with the image by means of tools like ISOMorphic or Blink? 

Actually, the provisioning could look like: 
- unbox the gateway

- configure the IP address

- prepare an image containig: OS+hotfix+FTW config + gaia config

- install the image on the gateway

- during installation, the FTW and gaia config are installed

Would very appreciate your feedback. 

Cheers, 

Yevgeniy 

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Re: Automated gateway provisioning

Hi, have You looked at sk65205

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Re: Automated gateway provisioning

Hi,

I can also suggest that you take a look at the instructions for Blink in sk120193.

One of the nice benefits of Blink is that the installation is quicker, the JHF is installed with the main image (without an extra reboot) and you can include the latest updates. Another nice feature is that you can copy the files and utility and run it via SSH / console without having to use a USB.

Both with Blink and ISOMorphic you can specify initial configuration such as first-time-wizard parameters and custom scripts.

The differences between ISOMorphic and Blink are described very nicely in this post: https://community.checkpoint.com/videos/6335-overview-of-isomorphic-and-blink

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Re: Automated gateway provisioning

Hi Tomer, 

thanks a lot for the info! 

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Re: Automated gateway provisioning

Hello guys, I forgot to mention, it should work also for open server. 

Accoring the sksk65205, ISOmorphic supports open servers. 

Do you now if also Blink supports open servers?   

Cheers, 

Yevgeniy

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Re: Automated gateway provisioning

Blink can perform a quick installation to a target version for an existing Gaia OS. This works very well for appliances that are already shipped with some Gaia version.

Technically, you can do this with an open server, but it has to be preinstalled with Gaia. This means that you'd need to first install it using a Gaia ISO (just until you reach the first-time-wizard), then you can use blink to do the rest. 

We are thinking about ways to further improve this scenario in the future.

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