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Vedran_B
Iron

The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

Hi to everyone.

I am not sure how many Virtual systems (VSs) can be run on a VSX cluster of two VSX gateways deployment in HA or VSLS mode and with CPAP-SG5600-NGTP and CPAP-SG5600-NGTP-HA licenses installed on them. Can two VSs can be run on each VSX gateway at the same time without any additional VS package? 

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Re: The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

I think, with the standard CPAP-SG5600-NGTP(-HA) licenses you cannot run any VS. You need to buy either VS licenses (CPSB-VS-10 CPSB-VS-10-VSLS) or specific virtual system bundle (eg. CPAP-SG5600-NGTP-HPP-VS5).

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Vedran_B
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Re: The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

Hi Bence,

I am little confused. On Product Catalog web page, inside the Licensing Instrutions, writtes that "Each appliance includes 2 Virtual systems" (picture below). In which situation this statement is a true?

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Re: The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

Hi Vedran

VS0 (the VSX gateway itself) always counts as one VS, so in theory (based on the first statement in the Licensing Instructions window) you should be able to create an additional Virtual System instance without using any VSX licenses.

(Not sure how useful this could be, except in the case when you want to deploy an appliance from day one as a VSX gateway, giving you the capability to create additional VS-es at a later date, after buying and installing a VS blade license)

This might have been a valid statement when the new 2016 appliances were released, but I think Check Point removed this functionality, without updating  the content of the Product Catalog.

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Re: The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

Hi Vedran,

Unless you boy specific VSX licences or VSX appliances, you wont have any possibility.

By default (in general), VSX appliance come with 10 VSs (VS0 / hyperviser count as 1). When you are in cluster, VS licences dont stackup. So if you have 2 members, each with 20 VS licences, you are limited at 20 VSs on the cluster.

Keep in mind virtual switches does not count.

Looking at your case, @Bence is actually right since every appliance is either sell as "standalone" appliance or "VSX" appliance for a little more where both are different SKU.

thanks

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Vedran_B
Iron

Re: The number of Virtual systems on VSX cluster with the HA license

Thank you guys, you clarified my dilemma about the number of VSs on VSX cluster.

Regards

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