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

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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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Chris_Atkinson
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

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.

New 2021 IPS/AV/ABOT Self-Guided Video Series
now available at http://www.maxpowerfirewalls.com

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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
Employee

Hi @ameykanekar13 ,

You would assign 8 cores to the VM.