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Brianpiraty_Ale
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Need to replace both firewalls in the cluster setup with same hardware and os

Need to replace both firewalls in the cluster setup with same hardware and Os . The new and existing hardware is 1490 and the os is R 77.40

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

R77.40 is not a valid version.

If these are 1490s, they are most likely running R77.20.

Are these 1490s managed with an external management station (e.g. a Smart-1 appliance) or are they self-managed?

The more information you can provide about the environment and why you are needing to perform a replacement, the better assistance we can provide.

Brianpiraty_Ale
Contributor

managed by a smart-1 appliance . current OS is 77.20. there is a h/w failure on both

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

In this case, it should be relatively straightforward:

  1. Configure the 1490s with the network settings/IPs of the previous appliances. You did make backups/notes of this, right? Also configure a SIC password (can be different from previous one).
  2. In the individual gateway objects in SmartConsole, reset SIC and re-establish SIC to each gateway using the password created in step 1.
  3. Push policy to new gateways.
Brianpiraty_Ale
Contributor

Thanks. actually the existing firewall is not completely down. in that case can you explain the steps for replacing the firewalls with minimum/zero downtime?

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

Define "not completely down." 

Brianpiraty_Ale
Contributor

one of them has front panle LED issue and other one has battery issue

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G_W_Albrecht
Legend
Legend

There is no easy way for this replacement - please see Check Point 1100/1200R/1400 Appliances Centrally Managed Administration Guide R77.20.75 p.13ff.