I was what the general consensus is on clustering standalone units, so with management + gateway on the same appliance. Or perhaps not even clustering, but the idea of standalone units as a whole.
We're dealing mostly the customer who buy the 4000 and 5000-series appliances and we've had the feeling, from day one of stepping into the CheckPoint partner playing field, that standalone setups are supported, but never mentioned. With every proposal that we've done together with CheckPoint, it was always assumed that, no matter what, a separate management server was the way to go. To tell you the truth, I didn't know that a HA setup with 2 standalone units was even supported.
What gives? What are your experiences with standalone units, HA or not?