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Appliance vs. Virtual Machine

Hi Mates!

 

I'm wondering whats the benefit of using VS on for example VMWare Esxi instead of normal CheckPoint Appliance. 

When should choose VS over CHP App? For example I would like to setup enviroment with SandBlast which will operate on over 10000 users? 

 

Best Wishes,

Nbto

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Champion
Champion

Sandblast is Appliance or Cloud or Hybrid, no VS.

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Participant

Yes yes, but I mean more MGMT + some GWs on VS and for example SandBlast appliance.
Or even without Sandblast.
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Champion
Champion

Out of my experience, Management works very fine in a VM - backup, clone in ESX, snapshot, backup, migrate export in GAiA, you will never have more promising security tools. What to do about the GW is another topic altogether...

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Advisor

Sandblast as in the ThreatEmulation/Threat Extraction solution is not supported as Virtual Machine.    I believe for Official Check Point Courses that there are special installs that allow to run a Private Sandblast Machine but certainly not Production before anyone points that out.

No real difference in terms benefits/disadvantage of Physical vs Virtual for Check Point then any other solution.  As long as you can provide the necessary hardware then will run fine as Physical or Virtual.

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Employee
Employee

A further point of clarification VS (VSX) is not supported on VMware.

Virtual Edition (VE) is how we traditionally refer to security gateways deployed as Virtual Machines.

[Otherwise known as VSEC or Cloudguard IaaS.]

 

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