Azure CloudGuard R77.30 vs R80.10
we have an on prem R77.30 Management server and are looking to deploy a CloudGuard cluster in Azure.
Now as we know, i either need to upgrade the mgnt server to r80.10 and deploy r80.10 cluster in Azure or leave the Mgnt Server as is, and deploy r77.30 ClouGuard in Azure.
if i remember correctly, R77.30 Mgnt cannot support a multicore firewall in Azure due to licensing restrictions ? for vsec flexible central licensing, i need r80.10. Due to some limitations, we cannot upgrade the Mgnt to R80.10.
is there a guide to BYOL for Mgnt and CloudGuard firewalls licensing in Azure ?
Also, what are the benefits or drawbacks of deploying R77.30 in Azure as opposed to R80.10 CloudGuards ?
Thanks in advance.
I've never heard of a restriction around deploying a multicore R77.30 in Azure.
What you may be getting confused about is deploying a VPN terminating with the Azure VPN endpoint.
There, there is a (potential) limitation which is resolved in R80.10.
There's no benefit to deploying R77.30 gateways in Azure versus deploying R80.10+ ones.
What limitations are keeping you on R77.30 on your Manager?
Hope you are well. So the limitation for multicore is that, the R77.30 MGNT Server needs a particular add-on, to be able to apply multiple licenses to a Cloudguard firewall in Azure. for example, no problem if its a single core firewall, but if you want a 4 core firewall, you need to buy 4 licenses and apply them all to the same cloudguard firewall.
the reason i am looking at r77.30 is because the MDS has many customers on it, and there are some issues with upgrading to r80.10.