Centrally Managing Gaia Device Settings

Introduction of Gaia Central Management

SmartConsoleClosed Check Point GUI application used to manage a Check Point environment - configure Security Policies, configure devices, monitor products and events, install updates, and so on. lets you:

Managing Gaia in SmartConsole

After enabling Central management, Gaia Security Gateways can be more effectively managed through SmartConsole.

Running Command Scripts

One Time scripts

You can manually enter and run a command line script on the selected Gaia Security Gateways.

This feature is useful for scripts that you do not have to run on a regular basis.

Manage repository scripts

You can create new scripts, edit or delete scripts from the script repository.

Understanding One-Time Scripts

If you specify a script:

  • By default, the maximum size of a script is: 8 kB.

  • The output from the script shows in the Tasks tab at the bottom of the Gateways & Servers view.

  • The Run One Time Script window does not support interactive or continuous scripts. To run interactive or continuous scripts, open a command shell.

Running Repository Scripts

You can run a predefined script from the script repository.

Backup and Restore

These options let you:

  • Back up the Gaia OS configuration and the Firewall database to a compressed file

  • Restore the Gaia OS configuration and the Firewall database from a compressed file


Best Practice - We recommended using System Backup to back up your system regularly. Schedule system backups on a regular basis, daily or weekly, to preserve the Gaia OS configuration and Firewall database.

Backing up the System

Note - After you install the Security Gateway for the first time, you must publish the SmartConsole session before you perform a system backup operation.

Restoring the System

Opening Gaia Portal and Gaia Clish

In SmartConsole, you can open a Security Gateway's the command line window, or the Gaia Portal. You can select the command line or the Gaia Portal from the right-click menu of a Security Gateway object, or from the top toolbar > Actions button.