CloudGuard IaaS VMware Questions
Hello Check Mates!
Hoping you could help clear something up for me.
We know that Gaia can detect that it's on a virtual platform, as it states that it's installed on VMware in the Gaia portal.
Is this merely a cosmetic message? or is there some system customizations/optimizations that are made in the system at the point of install to best use the software for a virtual platform? Such as the scheduler etc?
I know of sk104848 and I can see that in R81 those customizations that are suggested aren't implemented by default. Not that this is a problem, I am just trying to establish if the system is somewhat-optimized for the hardware out of the box?
This is for licensing purposes - you get the error "Invalid license: VE license is required" on GWs only. Should use vSEC licenses, but there is no inforcement afaik. No optimization involved here at all 😎
Check Point also provides vmware tools which is started as a service if its running on vmware.
The service is called vmtoolsd if you want to check if its started.
Without the tools, vmware will not be able to report ip etc.
I'm guessing that's the VMXNET drivers etc for the virtualised hardware.
vmtools I'm not really counting as that's a service needed for host access, rather than specific system optimizations.