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Harmesh_Yadav
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Need to Know Recommanded Hardware Requirement for CPSM-NGSM25 in VMWare

Dear Team ,

 

I need one help from your side

 

i am going to implement checkpoint at multiple location at client end

 

We have provided - > CPSM-NGSM25- Next Generation security management software for 25 gateways (Smartevent & compliance 1 year)

Customer is using VMWare for virtualization

 

So , i should not tell minimum hardaware requirement right ?

 

ComponentMinimal Requirement

CPU

Intel Pentium Processor E2140, or 2 GHz equivalent processor

Memory

4 GB

Available Disk Space

2 GB

Video Adapter

Minimum resolution: 1024 x 768

 

I need to know recommended Hardware requirement for this setup  which can take load of 25 gateways .

 

Could you please let me know so i can get better idea and will apply same .

Regards,

Harmesh Yadav

 

 

Harmesh Yadav
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Timothy_Hall
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As mentioned by another poster you need specs roughly equivalent to a Smart-1 625; that box has 6 cores and 32GB of RAM.  To account for the slight drag of virtualized CPU access vs. bare metal, I'd go 8 cores and 32GB of RAM.  A bit more RAM than 32GB certainly won't hurt, the 625 can go up to 64GB.  The biggest thing to watch out for is the speed of the disk path, make sure that the underlying physical disk path is not already heavily saturated by other VMs (like database servers), or the SMS performance will be terrible no matter how many cores and amount of RAM you throw at it.

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G_W_Albrecht
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Read it here : sk104848: Best Practices - Performance Optimization of Security Management Server installed on VMwar... (Last Updated: 04-Jun-2020)!

 

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Chris_Atkinson
Employee Employee
Employee

Look at the specs of the Smart-1 625 and make your assessment accordingly.

Refer also: https://sc1.checkpoint.com/documents/R80.10/Performance/R80.10-performance-guide.html

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Timothy_Hall
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Legend

As mentioned by another poster you need specs roughly equivalent to a Smart-1 625; that box has 6 cores and 32GB of RAM.  To account for the slight drag of virtualized CPU access vs. bare metal, I'd go 8 cores and 32GB of RAM.  A bit more RAM than 32GB certainly won't hurt, the 625 can go up to 64GB.  The biggest thing to watch out for is the speed of the disk path, make sure that the underlying physical disk path is not already heavily saturated by other VMs (like database servers), or the SMS performance will be terrible no matter how many cores and amount of RAM you throw at it.

Gateway Performance Optimization R81.20 Course
now available at maxpowerfirewalls.com
ameykanekar13
Explorer

Hi,

The 8 cores will be physical cores or vCPU?

ameykanekar13
Explorer

Hi Timothy,

The 8 cores mentioned are physical or virtual CPU?

 

Jeff_Engel
Employee
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Hi @ameykanekar13 ,

You would assign 8 cores to the VM.

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