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How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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I have R80 EA (from early March-16)  that I'd to upgrate to GA. What is the correct procedure? Is this documented somewhere?

Here's the show version:

Product version Check Point Gaia R80

OS build 1

OS kernel version 2.6.18-92cpx86_64

OS edition 64-bit

Br, Jari

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Eyal_Balla
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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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you should contact EA team which will help you with the process

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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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I believe there is no current upgrade path - your best bet is to export the data, reinstall, the reimport the data
JB

Eyal_Balla
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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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you should contact EA team which will help you with the process

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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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Jari,

Did you participate in R80 non-public EA?

We are supporting EA2GA upgrades only for non-public installations.

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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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Alexander,

How do you define non-public installation?

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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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Registration to participate in public EA  is carried out through UserCenter -> Try Our Product -> Early Availability Programs.

All other are non-public EAs.

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Re: How to upgrade from EA to GA?

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Here are some basic steps.  We happen to have our MDS in VMWARE so this makes it easy.  We can keep the OLD MDS up and running and then after we export the MDS we can put the NIC in a Dummy VLAN.  This allows us to build a new MDS with the same IP and do the import and verify.  If anything goes wrong, we never touched the primary MDS it is still running.  We just shutdown the new MDS and then put the old MDS NIC back in the the proper VLAN.    You need to test this process.  It worked for R77.20 to R80 fine.  Also I did this in our LAB from R80EA3 to R80GA.  However the R80EA3 was never in production so I did not fully test everything after migration.

1) Export from Primary

Expert

unset TMOUT

mkdir /var/log/workarea

cd /

ln -s /var/log/workarea .

cd /workarea

mkdir export

mdsstop

Put R80 ISO in CDROM (VMWARE)

cd /mnt

mkdir cdrom

mount /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cd /mnt/cdrom/linux/p1_install

./mds_setup

Choose export (without logs)

Proceed Yes

target /workarea/export

Newer than R80 - No

2) Setup new MDS

Run the first time wizard.

reboot

mkdir /var/log/workarea

cd /

ln -s /var/log/workarea .

cd /workarea

mkdir export

cd export

4)FTP the export file to the import dir

5) start the import

mds_import.sh /workarea/import/exported_mds.<date>.tgz

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Eyal_Balla
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notice, this is not the recommended procedure. it will work in some cases, but not in all cases, mainly dependent on the source version of your EA.

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