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Admin

R80.20 EA for Gateway with Linux 3.10 Kernel Coming Soon

We are about to launch an EA program for R80.20 based gateway with a new Linux kernel (3.10, or 3.10.0-862 to be precise).

This will allow all those customers looking at newer Open Servers with new CPUs to actually try them out with Gaia and R80.20 gateway code.

There will be certain limitations, which will be listed in the official EA invitation.

If you’re interested, let us know and Alexander Kim will contact you privately.

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Contributor

Yes please.  Really sad this wasn't done back in R75 and R77 days, tho.  I have a *LOT* of scars from fighting these fires over the years.... I'm fighting one, right now, actually, and I could use the 3.10 kernel today.  Pretty please? with a cherry on top... (and low-fat whip cream, because...).

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Admin
Admin

I'll have Alexander Kim reach out privately.

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Would love to get my hands dirty with the 3.10 kernel flavour of R80.10

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Explorer

Please add my address so we can test. We have 2x Openservers to deploy and are unable to do on R80.10 due to the new CPUs: Intel Xeon SP Gold 6134.

Thx

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Hi Amad , which platform is that ? We are looking at getting the Lenovo SR650 as our "next generation" Open Server

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Explorer

Similar to the above Lenovo, We have Dell PowerEdge R640 with Intel Xeon SP 6134.

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Collaborator

What made you pick the 6134 over the 6144? Cost? Was just curious because we are specing hardware for new gateways. The 6144 offers a higher base frequency, at a steeper price point though. 

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Participant

Yes please - possible to pm me for EA version that runs the 3.10 kernel - interested in testing with R640 open server.

thanks!

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Employee+

Thanks for the interest, everyone... Let me paste here a short description of "what's in it for the customer". Hope it will clarify the value and bring us more EA leads 🙂

What’s New ?

  • Upgraded Linux kernel (based on RHEL 7.x kernel)

  • Ability to support wide range of new Dell, HP, IBM and other vendors

  • New file system (xfs)

    • Enlarged systems’ storage (up to 48T tested)

  • New partitioning system (gpt)

    • Support in more than 2TB physical/logical drives

  • I/O related performance improvements

  • Support of new system tools for debugging, monitoring and configuring the system

    • iotop        (provides I/O runtime stats)

    • lsusb        (provides information about all devices connected to USB)

    • lshw         (provides detailed information about all HW)

    • lsscsi        (provides information about storage)

    • ps             (new version, more counters)

    • psmisc     (new version, more counters)

    • top           (new version, more counters)

    • iostat       (new version, more counters)

  • New glibc - glibc-2.17-157

  • New ethtool - ethtool-4.8-7

  • New Bash - bash-4.2.46-29

  • lbzip2 support (free, multi-threaded compression utility)

  • xz support

  • rsync support

  • VXLAN termination

  • SMBv2/3

  • Flow-stickiness in ECMP

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Admin
Admin

Alexander Kim‌ I have fixed the format for you. It was a bit off

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Employee+

Thanks !

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Participant

Hi Alex,

Just wanted to follow up this and ask if the EA gw with linux 3.10 iso is available for testing now / soon?

Cheers,

Jason

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Employee+

Yes, it is.

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Participant

Excellent...!!

How does one get a hold of the gateway iso?

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Employee+

Linor,

Can you, please, send the questionnaire ?

Thanks,

Kim

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Contributor

We would be very interested in testing the RHEL6 based 3.10 kernel in our KVM virtualisation environment. Specifically looking forward to:

  - VirtIO SCSI discard (TRIM) pass-through

  - VirtIO SCSI single (each disc has a separate controller)

  - VirtIO network multi-queue

  - Partition alignment optimisation (currently takes considerable effort when creating templates)

  - Sector sizes other than 512 bytes

  - RHEL5 guests freeze after being live migrated, does not occur with any other guest (RHEL 3/4/6/7, Debian 7/8/9, Windows)

We ran in to a number of bugs when we were early adopters of R80.10 MDS, I assume a R80.20 gateway can be managed by R80.10?

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Collaborator

How will GA for this be released? Replace existing R80.20 GA or will it be offered as a separate iso?

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Admin
Admin

I assume a different ISO but those details have not been finalized.

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Employee+

Ryan,

This is going to be a separate ISO, based on R80.20 GA, and it is going to support future R80.20 JHFs.

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Collaborator

Does anyone know if Kernel 3.10 will bring support for Intel Turbo Boost technology to CheckPoint? Would be nice to take full advantage of some of the higher clock speeds in these new CPU's. 

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We’re not using Turbo Boost (neither today), not because of kernel limitation but because of stability issues

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Explorer

Hi Alexander

I would like to get old of the ISO please. We purchased two Dell R640 to maximise the CPU horsepower avail for 8 cores but i'm finding myself unable to install R77.30 or R80.20.  I'm desperate here Smiley Happy

Thanks

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Hi, 00d5de12-bbd7-3afc-a402-79a4158d8752 🙂

Reach out to me at alexkim@checkpoint.com or to Linor Leshem at linorl@checkpoint.com and we will hook you up.

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Hello,

Any prevision for lenovo sr650 support? I have this model and would like to use it.

Thanks,

Frank Aguilieri

GetTI Services

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Admin
Admin

Don't believe it's on the initial target list but you're welcome to try the current release to see if it works.

To get formal support please contact your local office.

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Contributor

Do you have news for the R80.20SP with support for VSX?

I would like to try the new version (and kernel) on our chassis in lab.

Thanks!

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Admin
Admin

Planned for the coming weeks.

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Collaborator

Hey,

We just got 5800s and I installed 80.20 via the .iso file.   But I'm still at:

Linux fwl-st-04 2.6.18-92cpx86_64 #1 SMP Tue Sep 4 13:46:30 IDT 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Is there going to be a new firmware released that will support 3.1 on these 5800 appliances?

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Admin
Admin

The regular R80.20 GA releases for gateways/standalone is still using the older kernel.

There is a separate ISO for certain Open Servers that supports the newer kernel.

We do plan to address this in the coming weeks. 

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