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Mid-size appliances can not be managed locally when configured with SSD option

Question asked by Johan Hillstrom on Mar 29, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 11, 2018 by Dameon Welch-Abernathy

We are in the process of replacing some old 4200s and are looking at a mix of 3200s and 5100s as replacements.

However, when reading the fine-print we found this:

 

  1. Every Check Point appliance can either be managed locally with the available integrated security management1 or via central unified management. Using local management, the appliance can manage itself and one adjacent appliance for high availability deployments.

    1 not available when purchased with the SSD option

 

Does anyone know the reason for this?

Could it be related to disk size?

If so, why aren't there larger SSD options available?

 

We would really like to use SSDs, since spinning disks feels so 2012...

Over the last few years, most hardware failures have been disk related, so SSD seems the way to go, both in terms of speed and reliability.

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