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Standalone Device HA and Cluster xl without license

Dear Team,

 

We have two checkpoint devices - Not get exact model number may be 5K series appliance .

There is no Dedicated MGMT device or VM

 

So we need to do below

1. Cluster XL- In standalone mode

2. Firewall Rules normal through port blocking - Not Application and URL Filtering required as of now

3. ISP Redundancy

 

client does not have license so is it possible ?

 

and I want to know also HA Part how can we achieve ?

 

Looking for this suggestion

 

Regards,

Harmesh Yadav

Harmesh Yadav
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Employee
Employee

Some more information is needed, do these appliances have SSD?

As a general rule each member will require a license for production use and support.

 

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Champion
Champion

Without a license, you are not allowed to download CP software. With only local management, you would also end up with Full Management HA which often is called the worst possible CP deployment 😎.

So the best is to contact your CP partner and buy a VM SMS License as well as support and services for the GW nodes....

Admin
Admin

If the appliances are entirely unlicensed you won’t even be able to run the software.
Most modern Check Point appliances should be able to do clustering, basic firewall, ISP Redundancy, and local management (including a “Full HA” config) without an active subscription.
However, older models with SSD will not support local management (thus no “Full HA” support).

Highly recommend considering external management here, possibly using Smart-1 Cloud. 

Leader
Leader

I‘ll hope that some day no one from CheckPoint suggest the use of „ Full Management HA“. This solution should be removed from all documentations and selling tools.

I really agree with  @G_W_Albrechtnever use this painfull solution !  

Wolfgang

Admin
Admin

Not sure we actively recommend this solution, though we do document it exists and it is still  supported.
Anyone in that situation should really look at Smart-1 Cloud instead.

Collaborator

if we want to use cluster XL and ISP Redundancy with local management - What minimum license we should buy ?

Harmesh Yadav
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Collaborator

For reference i have attached device screenshot actually because of other language i am not getting exact model number information

Harmesh Yadav
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Champion
Champion

This is a marketing, not a technical question and based on licensing costs - most Appliances do include Management Licenses 🤔