Can you please confirm the procedure to deploy R80.40 as a fresh install to open server?
From what I’ve been reading, the R80.40 blink image for management is required however to install a blink image a prior Gaia OS needs to be installed first i.e. R80.30. Is this correct?
I was advised by TAC to I didn't need to the blink image - I can use the R80.40 ISO from the R80.40 home page and then install the required R80.40 JHF.
However I’ve tried using the clean install ISO from the downloads section of the R80.40 home page but I cant boot from it in vSphere.
The following information is stated on the download details page.
Gaia Fresh Install For Security Gateway, Security Management and StandAlone
Clean Install or upgrade of R80.40 Security Gateway or Standalone configuration on Open Server is supported using blink image of R80.40 Jumbo Hotfix. use the latest blink image in R80.40 Jumbo Hotfix Accumulator SK.
To install a Blink image, a prior Gaia OS is required to be installed first
R80.40 is fully supported on all Check Point appliances.
It seems there is conflicting information.