Getting Started

Important - Before you install or upgrade to R80.40:

  1. Read the R80.40 Release Notes.

  2. Back up the current system. See Backing Up and Restoring.


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R80.40 Documentation

This guide is for administrators responsible for installing R80.40 on appliances and open servers that run the Gaia Operating System.

To learn what is new in R80.40, see the R80.40 Release Notes.

See the R80.40 Home Page SK for information about the R80.40 release.

R80.40 Software Images

You can use the Upgrade/Download Wizard to download the applicable installation and upgrade images.

For New Check Point Customers

New Check Point customers can access the Check Point User Center to:

  • Manage users and accounts

  • Activate products

  • Get support offers

  • Open service requests

  • Search the Technical Knowledge Base

Disk Space

When you install or upgrade R80.40, the installation or upgrade wizard makes sure that there is sufficient space on the hard disk to install the Check Point products.

If there is not sufficient space on the hard disk, an error message is shown. The message states:

  • The amount of disk space necessary to install the product.

  • The directory where the product is installed.

  • The amount of free disk space that is available in the directory.

After there is sufficient disk space, install or upgrade the Check Point product.

Product Deployment Scenarios

There are different deployment scenarios for Check Point software products.