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Vsx R80. 30

We have an environment with 2 12000 in Ha and they are VSX. 

It has 5 virtual instances. 

Ii it advisable to instala R80. 30 to improve performance? 

Keep in mind that every 12K has only 4 cores. 

Regards

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Re: Vsx R80. 30

What version are they currently running ?
What blades are enabled ?
What performance improvements are you looking for ? VPN ? acceleration ?
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Re: Vsx R80. 30

Hi @Carlos_Arzate,

With 4 cores and 5 virtual systems no tuning is possible. It doesn't matter which GAIA version you use.

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Re: Vsx R80. 30

Why would you install R80.30 to improve performance ? To improve GW performance i could imagine upgrading to Check Point R80.30 with Gaia 3.10 on systems with more cores available - but the important reason for upgrades is new features (that will in most cases not improve performance)...

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Re: Vsx R80. 30

Hardware lifecycle asside for the moment...For R80.20 and above  Dynamic Dispatcher for VSX is one relevant performance enhancing feature, 64-bit VS may also be a factor for you depending on the current memory population of the system.

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Re: Vsx R80. 30

I installed R80.20 and R80.30 on 12x00 appliances w/ VSX, in totally separate environments and have had production issues with both releases.

I don't want to comment on them out of customer confidentiality and there are still open TAC cases which need to reach a conclusion, but they kept me quite busy. I've installed R80.10/20/30 extensively in other environments (Open servers, 5x00, 15x00, 23x00 systems) and these specific issues only occured with the 12000 series. So if I were you and everything works fine, I'd wait a bit for a few more HF or lifecycle the systems.

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Re: Vsx R80. 30

It all depends on the total amount of Virtual Systems (including switches and routers) that you have on the system and the amount of memory available. We had a customer with 40 Virtual Systems (35 switches and 5 FW's) with 12GB of memory where this was not enough to run R80.20 with JHF 87. Just a gentle reminder 12GB is the max memory supported in the 12x00 series.
There is also a memory leak in the R80.20 and R80.30 code which will cause the memory consumption to increase all the time, with a machine that is already tight on memory this will fail in a bit more than a week.
Regards, Maarten
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