We have been running into some issues with a number of centrally managed SMB appliances (1450 and 1490) in the last week, running at 10 different locations around the world from Singapore to Rio the Janeiro. The issue seems to have been related to the scheduled updates on the devices, see sk101307.
This triggered us to look into this further, to find a way to make sure these updates would no longer be done at the same time. We found that in their wisdom Check point has set the update schedule for both blades to 2 hours, therefore always running the 2 updates at the same time. We have chosen to make sure that on all our customer environments to make changes to this schedule, also for customers with real GAIA appliances, just to make sure that these updates do not interfere anymore. The AV/AB update is now set by default to 1:50 and the APCL/URLF update to 2:17.
This way it will only run once every so many times at the same time.
Is this something that other people ran into as well?