We are currently on Take 216, is updating straight to 317 recommended since there have been many changes or is it advisable to update to a Take in between like 292 before going to 317?
Generally it's safe to go to the latest recommend jumbo hotfix directly.
CPUSE will take a snapshot, Uninstall the older jumbo, and install the new hotfix.
How does CPUSE take the snapshot? Is the process different for VSX? I am running r77.30 if that makes a difference.
I always used this command to do the snapshot, "add snapshot VALUE desc VALUE"
How would I uninstall the older jumbo? Is there a specific command?
I always just installed the latest HF and never bothered to uninstall the old one.
I will admit, I don't know the underlying process CPUSE uses to do the snapshots, but assume its similar for gateway and VSX.
Note that when you install a newer jumbo hotfix, CPUSE will uninstall the older ones automatically.
But if you wanted to uninstall a hotfix, you would use the command installer uninstall.
See: Check Point Upgrade Service Engine (CPUSE) - Gaia Deployment Agent
My prefered way to install a Jumbo Hotfix is to use clish
installer import .....
installer download .....
installer verify .....
installer install ......
Retrieving data ...