To start, R80.30 apparently doesn't have an option for Standalone within the cloud (Azure at lest) thus users are forced to distribute. I don't believe it's confirmed yet but I am being told that (on Azure) R80.40 when released on MarketPlace there will be an option for StandAlone. Of course now this begs the question, "... how do customers migrate their forced distributed environments to StandAlone?"
A follow-up question would be, "Why would anyone want to do that?", well the simple answer is to save money. Having 2 VMs with double storage can get costly for small to medium businesses:
Before putting any effort into this I was curious to know is it as simple as:
cpprod_util FwSetStandAlone 1
cpprod_util FwIsFirewallMgmt 1
cpprod_util FwSetFirewallModule 1
Am I missing anything?