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EVSolovyev
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R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Hi there.

I just install (fresh install) sandbox TE100X appliance using isomorfic tool from:

Support, Support Requests, Training, Documentation, and Knowledge base for Check Point products and ... 

And got 2.6 kernel on it:

As I know, R80.20 has 3.10 kernel by default. My management server with same software has 3.10 kernel:

Why does it happen? And how can I get 3.10 kernel on my sandbox appliance? Does my gateways, that I'll upgrade soon will have 2.6 kernel too?

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Yes it is correct.

EVSolovyev
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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Hm....

Why does it is correct, if in release notes we can see that:

Or if in RN we see that, it means, that all GWs does not support 3.10 kernel?

For me, this is not clear. Smiley Sad

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Gateway:

At this time kernel 3.10 is only supported for open server HP DL 360/380 G10.

Management:

Supported for 3.10 kernel.

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

EVSolovyev
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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

I have seen that. But there is no info, that other GWs does not support 3.10 kernel.

OK. I understood situation - it was marketing (R80.20 supports new Linux kernel), but the practice is different. Thank you.

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

It is not marketing, the message is technically correct. We do support 3.10 kernel for all management systems and for limited population of gateways. The quoted SK lists what and how.

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EVSolovyev
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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Do you have a documentation link, please?

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

Or this with Dorit Dor VP of products for Check Point:

When will R80.30 GA be available? 

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Re: R80.20 fresh install to Sandbox TE100X appliance - kernel 2.6. Is it normal?

1. R80.30 is irrelevant to these points but help us find 15 more EA sites and R80.30 will be released (its feature freeze and ready) - can 15 of you volunteer to put R80.30 in production ASAP?

 

2. R80.30 doesn't change the kernel status. In both R80.20 & R80.30 we have the following kernel status: 

   A. Management only package - comes w Kernel 3.10 as the only option 

   B. GW & management main package - come by default with older kernel 

   C. Special package is available w new kernel for GW & Management - for all open servers and clouds 

3. Why is C still separate?

   While the GW part was ready and released few months ago, VSX is only supported recently (the change to supporting VSX with the new kernel is significant, moving to "name spaces" from VRF). so by practice, (c) is released as separate branch. After it gets large exposure, we will integrate it as the default in the version. As you can read in part  #1, R80.30 is "closed" by now.  

4. In the future, after C is part of the main train, we will be able to move kernels much faster (so what you see above is the transition phase)