Had to extract the cpinfo from the vSEC on AWS.
For some reason, using # chsh -s /bin/bash , while successfully changing the shell in session, had no effect for WinSCP, as it continue to complain about shell every time I was trying to connect
Running cpinfo with -z option on vSEC did not produce the compressed file.
had to compress it manually, move it to /var/CPbackup/backups/ and download via WebUI.
I was not sure about the integrity of the resultant file and ended up enabling
"Global Properties/Security Management/Improve product experience by sending information to Check Point" and running cpinfo on vSEC again with upload to SR parameters.
While this approach is acceptable in the lab, it hardly is optimal for production environments.
It would be nice to have the option of uploading cpinfo from selected vSECs to SR without changing Global Settings and pushing policy.
Please let me know if there is a better solution than the one I've ended-up using.