Create a Post
cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Highlighted
Ivory

Lincensing info

Hi.

I would deploy a single domain security management (open server) in active standy mode.

When opening the quoting tool i didnt find something like HA when selecting a security management package to buy.

My question is.. i need to buy to separate two identical indipendent licenses "security management" to realize a supported  active standy SM configuration ??

Tks a lot.

By

Marco

0 Kudos
7 Replies
Highlighted
Admin
Admin

Yes

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Sapphire

If the SMS is in a VM i would not consider Management HA - today this is more and more used for special deployments only...

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Admin
Admin

You buy two (or more) of exactly the same thing for HA.
This applies for gateways and management.
Configuration steps differ for Management and gateways of course. 😁
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Sapphire

This is not true as with gateways - appliances or open servers - you can buy a HA license that is cheaper than the license for the active FW. This is not true with management...

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Admin
Admin

That option is only available on some (not all) models.
0 Kudos
Highlighted
Silver

In a VM world probably wouldn't bother.

 

For Management then there is no HA option in terms of licenses.

For SOME Gateways/Non-Management Appliances  then there are HA options.

 

For instance the 5x00 Appliances have a with HA option on the Price List.  The 3200/3100 do as well.

 

Seems to be that the 3600/6x00 Appliances however don't have this option either.    So appears that with the new Appliances then Check Point seem to have dropped the HA price option for the Second Box in a Cluster.  Older Appliances still seem to have the option

Perhaps this reflects the Clustering Changes in R80.40 and Check Point not expecting HA Clustering in the traditional sense to be around but will push the price up for people who used to that roughly 20% discount on the Second Box in a HA Cluster.

Be honest only spotted this as went looking after seeing this thread.

 

 

 

 

 

0 Kudos
Highlighted
Ivory

Many tanks :))
0 Kudos