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along5664
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R81.20 SMS in Proxmox

Has anyone built a SMS using R81.20 in Proxmox? If so can you provide details of how you got it setup?

I have tried the kvm qcow2 file, the open server qcow2 file and the r81.20 iso file. 

Using the kvm qcow2, I can get to a login prompt on console, but def user does not work, I get a permission denied, without an option to put in a pwd.

Same thing for open server qcow2 file, but I can put in a username/pwd. Nothing seems to work.

Using iso file I get to a "boot:" prompt in console and that is as far as it gets.

Thanks for any guidance on this. I do have a tac case open on this as well.

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cassiomaciel
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@along5664  you can use. iso to install, at boot prompt, you must type Linux or console ( I'm not sure what I used).

I'm using in my lab and it's working fine. 

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the_rock
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Never in my life heard of proxmox before, but when I googled it, says it can run windows and linux, so since Gaia is based on Linux, technically should work. Just wondering, if you were able to get it to boot up at some point, does it let you go into expert mode? If yes, can you run below 3 commands in expert mode and send the output?

Best,

Andy

1) cpwd_admin list (look for fwm process, does it show E 1)?

2) api status

3) watch -d $FWDIR/scripts/./cpm_status.sh (ctrl+c to stop)

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along5664
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@along5664  you can use. iso to install, at boot prompt, you must type Linux or console ( I'm not sure what I used).

I'm using in my lab and it's working fine.

 

Using the linux at boot: got me going using the iso.

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Bob_Zimmerman
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Proxmox is just a Linux distro with a proprietary frontend for KVM and cgroups, much like EVE-NG. It also bundles ZFS as the default filesystem, placing it head-and-shoulders above other Linux-based hypervisor platforms in capabilities. I still prefer FreeBSD or illumos (especially SmartOS), which both have ZFS, far better container isolation than cgroups can provide, bhyve, and DTrace.

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the_rock
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Got it, thanks Bob.

Best,

Andy

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dj0Nz
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Late to the show but you might be interested:

We're running Check Point Management servers quite a while now for different customers on Proxmox clusters running on Dell and HP server hardware with no problem at all. All we had to do is to select the LSI 53C895x not the default VirtIO controller because the installer did not find any disks otherwise. But I'm not sure if this is necessary any more. Also, we used Vmxnet3 as network hardware, not Virtio.

I even installed a 81.20 SMS on a Proxmox box in my home lab which runs on cheap consumer hardware (NiPogi AM06, Ryzen 5 5500) and use it for various API development tasks. No problem so far.

Cheers,
Michael

Bob_Zimmerman
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I don't have a KVM or bhyve host handy at the moment, but it looks like R81.20 has virtio guest drivers:

[Expert@TestSC:0]# fw ver
This is Check Point's software version R81.20 - Build 024
[Expert@TestSC:0]# find / -name *virtio*
/sys/bus/pci/drivers/virtio-pci
/sys/bus/virtio
/sys/bus/virtio/drivers/virtio_blk
/sys/bus/virtio/drivers/virtio_scsi
/sys/module/virtio_blk
/sys/module/virtio_blk/drivers/virtio:virtio_blk
/sys/module/virtio_pci
/sys/module/virtio_pci/drivers/pci:virtio-pci
/sys/module/virtio
/sys/module/virtio/holders/virtio_blk
/sys/module/virtio/holders/virtio_pci
/sys/module/virtio/holders/virtio_scsi
/sys/module/virtio_ring
/sys/module/virtio_ring/holders/virtio_blk
/sys/module/virtio_ring/holders/virtio_pci
/sys/module/virtio_ring/holders/virtio_scsi
/sys/module/virtio_scsi
/sys/module/virtio_scsi/drivers/virtio:virtio_scsi
/etc/sysconfig/mkinitrd/virtio
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/addon/virtio_net.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/block/virtio_blk.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/char/hw_random/virtio-rng.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/char/virtio_console.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/scsi/virtio_scsi.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/virtio
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/virtio/virtio.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/virtio/virtio_balloon.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/virtio/virtio_pci.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/drivers/virtio/virtio_ring.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/net/vmw_vsock/vmw_vsock_virtio_transport.ko
/usr/lib/modules/3.10.0-1160.15.2cpx86_64/kernel/net/vmw_vsock/vmw_vsock_virtio_transport_common.ko
/usr/lib64/librte_crypto_virtio.so.21
/usr/lib64/librte_crypto_virtio.so.21.0
/usr/lib64/librte_net_virtio.so.21
/usr/lib64/librte_net_virtio.so.21.0

I would expect virtio storage to work.

dj0Nz
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Thanks a lot! Will check that with next installation, sometime next 5-6 weeks I suppose.

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along5664
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We are using some super micro servers, and all is working well for u. I have taken all the defaults and the install went fine.

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cassiomaciel
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@along5664  you can use. iso to install, at boot prompt, you must type Linux or console ( I'm not sure what I used).

I'm using in my lab and it's working fine. 

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along5664
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Thanks for this. It worked as expected using linux at the boot:.

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