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Nick_Doropoulos
Advisor

Upgrade Paths for SMB appliances

I've been trying to understand the upgrade paths for SMB appliances by studying sk120512 and I was wondering if somebody could confirm the following example of mine:

Let us say that I want to upgrade a 700 appliance from R75.20.65 to R77.20.81. Would I be right to assume that the following process would need to take place:

1) Upgrade to 77.20.11.

2) Then, upgrade from 77.20.11 to 77.20.31.

3) Finally, upgrade from 77.20.31 to 77.20.81.

Thanks in advance.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

I came to the same conclusion reading that SK.
Nick_Doropoulos
Advisor

Thanks PhoneBoy!
G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

Using this upgrade procedure, backup firmware will still be version 75.20.65 ! I would rather suggest to use USB reimage sk98549: How to re-image Check Point 600 /700/ 1100 /1400/1200R Appliances version with Disk-On-Key:

- if the defined objects and rules are easily replicable from the default settings, reimage to 77.20.81 and configure manually

- if you have a very complicated setup, do the upgrade steps, export the 77.20.81 configuration backup, reimage to 77.20.81 and restore the backup.

Then, both firmware versions will be 77.20.81...

 

CCSE CCTE CCSM SMB Specialist
G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

BTW: I would rather use Build 990172929 for R77.20.87 if this is a 700/900/1400 appliance.

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nmelay
Contributor

I guess you meant the factory/default firmware, not the backup firmware.

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

In older days, only factory/default firmware image and active image existed. You are correct, contemporary SMB models also keep a copy of the last active image before an upgrade:

# show diag
Current system info -----------------------------------
Current image name: R77_990172929_20_87 Current image version: 929
Previous image name: R77_990172922_20_87 Previous image version: 922
Default image name: R77_990172392_20_80 Default image version: 392
Bootloader version: 64

There is also a script to control them:

# pfrm2.0/opt/fw1/bin/firmware_ver.sh
Usage: firmware_ver.sh [-d <url> <image> <chksum>|-r|-v]

-d : Download from given URL to given path and verify checksum

-r : Revert to saved image

-v : Display firmware versions

Attention: -r restores the previous image R77_990172922_20_87, not the default image !

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