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Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Hi, 

I'm about to move a Checkpoint 15k cluster from the current 1Gb interfaces to new 10Gb interfaces.

There are clans created on the 1Gb interfaces and I have to remove those and create the same vlan interfaces on the new 10Gb interfaces.

Have anyone done this before? 

What steps are included in this change?

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Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Easiest is this way, there will be a minor glitch on failover nr 1:

  • copy the interface lines from show configuration interface and adjust inthe following way:
    • on the old interface issuing delete interface eth1-03 vlan 25 will delete vlan 25 and all the config from it.
    • add the vlan's to the new interface by adjusting the old commands setting the correct interface
    • Copy and adjust the set interface ipv4-address commands
    • double check those commands make sure to also copy and adjust the set interface state on commands
  • on standby member run cphastop to disable clustering
  • paste the delete vlan commands
  • paste the add vlan and set IP address commands
  • now update the interfaces of the backup member in the cluster object, the member interfaces are set in the Advanced tab of the cluster interface configuration
  • push policy
  • run cphastart on the backup member
  • flip the cluster over to the backup member ( this could give a dip in the connections
  • now repeat the above steps for the other member

Good luck and be aware to plan this in a maintenance window, easier to tell everyone this will caus 15 minutes downtime and be done in 1 minute than the other way around.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Easiest is this way, there will be a minor glitch on failover nr 1:

  • copy the interface lines from show configuration interface and adjust inthe following way:
    • on the old interface issuing delete interface eth1-03 vlan 25 will delete vlan 25 and all the config from it.
    • add the vlan's to the new interface by adjusting the old commands setting the correct interface
    • Copy and adjust the set interface ipv4-address commands
    • double check those commands make sure to also copy and adjust the set interface state on commands
  • on standby member run cphastop to disable clustering
  • paste the delete vlan commands
  • paste the add vlan and set IP address commands
  • now update the interfaces of the backup member in the cluster object, the member interfaces are set in the Advanced tab of the cluster interface configuration
  • push policy
  • run cphastart on the backup member
  • flip the cluster over to the backup member ( this could give a dip in the connections
  • now repeat the above steps for the other member

Good luck and be aware to plan this in a maintenance window, easier to tell everyone this will caus 15 minutes downtime and be done in 1 minute than the other way around.

Regards, Maarten

Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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That is awesome! 

A big thanks to you 🙂

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Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Or a quick and dirty hack:

1) Change the PCI bus ID's and the interfaces in the following file

/etc/udev/rules.d/00-OS-XX.rules

Now replace the 1 GB Interfaces with the 10 GB Interfaces.

2)  Reboot the appliance

Attention!
You make sure that the file is adjusted during the next update for example from R77.30 to R80.20.

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Please note that performance tuning is necessary for a 10 GBit/s interface.

For example multi-queueing and other tuning options.

More see here:

R80.x Performance Tuning Tip – Multi Queue


Regards

Heiko

 

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Re: Migrate to 10Gb interface

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Thanks for your answer!

So you mean that after switching interfaces I need to tune GAIA for 10Gb?

We're currently on R77.30 but we're soon going to upgrade to R80.20.

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