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Raj_Khatri
Advisor

MDS to SMS Migration?

We are down to a single domain (CMA/CLM) and wondering if it's possible to migrate from an MDS to SMS?  We have a dedicated management server and a dedicated log server, both on R80.10.  MDS is running on a Smart1 appliance and MLM is running on an open-server.

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Maarten_Sjouw
Champion
Champion

In the last couple of months this question has popped up a couple of times already.

Simple answer, it is not simple but there are 2:

  • get professional services to do it
  • build a SMS as a in between step and set it up as a secondary server to the CMA. Promote it to primary and remove the primary from the config, now export the SMS and import to the eventual final setup SMS.
Regards, Maarten
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Norbert_Bohusch
Advisor

I know this was possible in R77.x but isn't HA with SMS for a DMS not possible in R80.x?

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Maarten_Sjouw
Champion
Champion

You might be right here, have not been messing with this type of setup for a long time, I do indeed know it works with R77 but for R80, never tried nor needed it.

But as Lari already pointed out, my first answer is the only supported way.

Regards, Maarten
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Chris_Atkinson
Employee
Employee

Possible again as of R81.

High Availability for Domain Management Server with the Security Management Server. A Security Management Server can operate as a standby or an active Security Management in a Management High Availability setup.

Source: sk166715

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Lari_Luoma
Employee
Employee

Official answer: Not supported unless Check Point Professional Services is involved.

genisis__
Advisor

Has this position changed since R81.x? 

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

Should be possible starting in R80.20 with R80.20 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator Take 117 and higher, see Migrating from Domain Management Server to Security Management Server in sk156072: Domain Migration in R80.x

CCSE CCTE SMB Specialist
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genisis__
Advisor

thanks.

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