Supported Upgrade Paths

Installation methods

  • For Security Management Servers it is recommended to use the CPUSE option available in Gaia Portal. To learn more about CPUSE, see sk92449.

  • For Security Gateway upgrade, it is recommended to use the Central Deployment available in SmartConsole.

Upgrade Paths

Upgrade to R81 is available only from these versions:

From Version

Security Gateways

and

VSX

Management Servers

and

Multi-Domain Servers

Standalone

R80.20 kernel 2.6,

R80.20 kernel 3.10,

R80.30 kernel 2.6,

R80.30 kernel 3.10,

R80.40

R80.20.M1,

R80.20.M2

Not applicable

Not applicable

R80.10

Requires a 2-step upgrade path:

1) R80.10 R80.40

2) R80.40 R81

Requires a 2-step upgrade path:

1) R80.10 R80.40

2) R80.40 R81

R80

Not applicable

Requires a 2-step upgrade path:

1) R80 R80.40

2) R80.40 R81

Not applicable

R77.30

Requires a 2-step upgrade path:

1) R77.30 R80.40

2) R80.40 R81

Requires a 2-step upgrade path:

1) R77.30 R80.40

2) R80.40 R81

Notes:

Upgrade Methods

Use these methods to upgrade your Check Point environment to R81:

Check Point Products

Supported Upgrade Methods for These Products                             

  • Security Gateway

  • VSX

  • Central Deployment of Hotfixes in SmartConsole

  • CPUSE Upgrade

  • CPUSE Clean Install

  • Security Management Server

  • Multi-Domain Server

  • CloudGuard Controller

  • Endpoint Security Management Server

  • CPUSE Upgrade

  • CPUSE Clean Install

  • Advanced Upgrade

  • Upgrade with Migration

The minimum required unpartitioned disk space is the highest value of one of these:

  • Size of the current root partition.

  • The used space in the current root partition plus 3 GB.

  • If the used space is more than 90% of the root partition, then 110% of the size of the current root partition.

Important:

  • At least 20 GB of free disk space is required in the root partition for an Upgrade to succeed.

  • At least 10 GB of free disk space is required in the /var/log partition for a Clean Install or Upgrade to succeed.

Build Numbers

Software Component

Build Number

Verifying Build Number

Gaia

OS build 392 OS kernel version 3.10.0-957.21.3cpx86_64

OS edition 64-bit

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Security Gateway

This is Check Point's software version R81 - Build 959

fw ver

Security Management Server

This is Check Point Security Management Server R81 Build 287

fwm ver

Multi-Domain Server

This is Check Point Multi-Domain Server R81 Build 285

fwm mds ver

SmartConsole

Version: R81

Build: SmartConsole 995000547

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