Category Archives: Checkpoint

Please delete your logs first, we can alert you later…. – Checkpoint Local Log Storage

Whats wrong with the Picture below? “… start deleting old log files.” must be at least 5MBytes greater than “… issue alert.” Okay so it is not just recommended but enforced that I have to first delete log files and … Continue reading

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No VPN for you sir! – Faulty vpnd in R75.47 official gaia iso?

Hello, Am I the only one with problems when it comes to installing the most “stable”/recent Checkpoint GAIA release (R75.47)? Last month I got a 4800 series appliances cluster and downloaded the official GAIA R75.47 ISO from checkpoint.com and verified … Continue reading

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R75.40VS – Light at the end of the tunnel?

Hello, it has been a while since my last post R75.40VS – The Saga continues – VSX Cluster Cisco ARP problem. This is because I wanted to wait with this post until we have stable operations or another major problem … Continue reading

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Please mind the Gap…and the VSwitch! – VSwitch in front of the VS0 Mgmt Interface is a bad idea!

Hello, Just a quick one to save some of you out there from the mistake I made: When you create a new VSX Cluster object in the Smartdashbord it will ask you at some point if you want to create … Continue reading

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R75.40VS – The Saga continues – VSX Cluster Cisco ARP problem

Hello, as I promised in R75.40VS – VSX installation Odyssey – My first SK I will keep you updated with the progress we made on troubleshooting this installation. The good news: plenty new problems to troubleshoot and write about! Well not plenty but this … Continue reading

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SmartLog not so smart – stops logging

Hello, recently I talked about SmartLog in: Dr. StrangeLog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SmartLog Provoking the Gods by writing about SmartLog being buggy sometimes, they punished us with SmartLog stopping to show/indexing fresh log entries. Good … Continue reading

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Smart Event (Intro) Database self destruction

So Smart Event Intro this time: When I returned from Christmas holiday and started Smart Event Intro it greeted me with: Emptyness ;) As this was not the first time I had issues with Smart Event Intro (this post can … Continue reading

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R75.40VS – VSX installation Odyssey – My first SK

Hi, in this post I want to share my recent experience with the Installation of R75.40VS. Last year we noticed that our old Nokia IP390 Appliances were seeing more and more CPU usage and that was with Firewalling only. We … Continue reading

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Dr. StrangeLog or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the SmartLog

To make amends for not posting all that time I’m writing the next post right away: I love SmartLog. Its quick, its (really!) dirty, and it optimized our daily work by at least 100%! Smartview Tracker is probably still one … Continue reading

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Checkpoint Edge VPN – IPSec Tunnel not coming up properly

Just yesterday we encountered a problem with one of our VPN Sites that lost its VPN connectivity right when we wanted to go to lunch >;( As we encounter glitches with Edges often we suspected the problem on the Edge’s … Continue reading

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