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How To Re-image a Smart-1 Appliance

12 May 2011

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...................9 Completing the Procedure ...................................................5 Method 1 – Re-imaging a Smart-1 Appliance using a DVD Drive ......................................5 Before You Start ................................. 8 Method 2 – Re-imaging the Smart-1 Appliance using the LOM card..............................................................................................................3 How To Re-image a Smart-1 Appliance . 8 Verifying the Procedure .......................................................................Contents Important Information .............................................................. 9 Verifying ..........................6 Completing the Procedure ..................................................................................................................................... 9 ..........................................................................................................................

Perform an upgrade_export from the appliance.  Supported Images  R65. This will make it possible for you to import the upgrade_export file. but it is especially relevant to the Smart-1 5 appliance which can only be re-imaged in this way. then before beginning the procedure Check Point recommends that you: 1. R70 and later ISO images are available on the Check Point support site for download. The procedure is applicable to all Smart-1 models other than Smart-1 5 which does not have an internal LOM card. How To Re-image a Smart-1 Appliance Page 5 . This is useful to:    Prepare Smart-1 for deployment Prepare Smart-1 for an upgrade Refresh Smart-1 with a new image. Upgrade packages for minor versions are also available.Completing the Procedure How To Re-image a Smart-1 Appliance Objective This document shows you how to re-image a Smart-1 appliance with a new image. The second procedure in this document uses the internal LOM card on the Smart-1 appliance to reimage the appliance. the Smart-1 appliance must be reconfigured as a brand new Smart-1 appliance. Using the wrong image will either not work or could damage your Smart-1 system. If the re-image is part of an upgrade. Supported Versions  The first procedure in this document requires an external USB DVD drive. The procedure may be used to re-image all Smart-1 appliances. 2. After re-imaging. Know the basic configuration. so you can perform the initial configuration of the device.Smart-1 appliances require a Check Point package that is only for Smart-1. Important . Supported Appliances  The Smart-1 appliance family Before You Start Related Documentation and Assumed Knowledge   sk43778: Supported upgrade options for Smart-1 sk40824: How do you back up a Check Point management station? Impact on the Environment and Warnings This procedure replaces the factory installed image with a new Smart-1 image and returns the appliance back to a factory state.

com/). The following are some of the available images. Smart-1 images for R70. Method 1 – Re-imaging a Smart-1 Appliance using a DVD Drive Page 6 . There are freeware utilities on the internet that can be used to burn the ISO on to the DVD disk. Active ISO Burner from Lsoft Technologies Inc. For example.1:   Smart-1 5 and 25 R70.1 image Smart-1 images for R70:   Smart-1 50 and 150 R70 image Smart-1 5 and 25 R70 image Smart-1 images for NGX R65:     Smart-1 25 NGX R65 image Smart-1 5 NGX R65 image Smart-1 50 SmartCenter NGX R65 image Smart-1 50 Provider-1 NGX R65 image 2 Burn the ISO image onto a DVD disk. model GP08LU11 was tested with this procedure and worked properly without any issues. Burn the image onto a DVD disk. 3 Attach the USB drive to the Smart-1 appliance Attach an external USB DVD drive to the USB ports on the Smart-1 appliance.Completing the Procedure Method 1 – Re-imaging a Smart-1 Appliance using a DVD Drive 1 Download the required Smart-1 ISO image Download the required Smart-1 ISO image that is compatible with your particular Smart-1 model from the Check Point support site (http://support.1 image Smart-1 50 and 150 R70.checkpoint. The LG USB DVD drive. Later versions are also available. Insert the DVD disk that you prepared with the appropriate platform Smart-1 ISO image into the DVD drive.

Turn on the Smart-1 5 device and the boot process should start to be displayed in PuTTY or your chosen emulator. Use PuTTY or your preferred emulator. 5 Reconfigure the BIOS Break into the BIOS by pressing the TAB key several times until the BIOS configuration screen is shown and navigate to the Boot option: 6 Select the Boot Device Priority and if necessary reset the boot order so that the USB device is the first device in the list and the second boot device is set to the Hard Disk Drive so the boot order now looks like the following: Method 1 – Re-imaging a Smart-1 Appliance using a DVD Drive Page 7 . Set the baud rate to 9600 and open a console connection. plug the other end of the cable into a PC serial port.Completing the Procedure 4 Attach a PC to the Smart-1 console port Attach the Smart-1 console cable to the console port of the Smart-1 5 appliance.

An installation wizard will guide you through the installation procedure. Method 1 – Re-imaging a Smart-1 Appliance using a DVD Drive Page 8 . However. as it will fail to fully install in VMware and will corrupt your PC.Do not run it. If the Smart-1 device did not boot from the device check the BIOS and make sure that the:     USB is the first boot device USB ports are enabled (by default USB is enabled). Verifying the Procedure If the Smart-1 device automatically boots from the DVD then this procedure was successful. ISO image on the DVD is the correct image ISO image on the DVD is bootable in VMware or on a PC.Completing the Procedure 7 Save the changes and exit the BIOS setup: Completing the Procedure The USB drive is now the first boot device and the Smart-1 will now be able to boot from the ISO image.

7. 2. Reboot the appliance.168. 50 and 150 it is possible to mount an image from the network or from the desktop via the appliances internal LOM card: 1. 9. Access the LOM card in the Smart-1 appliance by browsing to https://192. If the server is not powered on: a. 6.Completing the Procedure Method 2 – Re-imaging the Smart-1 Appliance using the LOM card In Smart-1 25. Verifying If the Smart-1 device automatically boots from the selected image then this procedure was successful. enter username and password. 8. Select Appliance Control > KVM Console.0. Select “Power On Server” and click “Apply Changes”. Completing the Procedure After rebooting the appliance the Smart-1 should now boot from the selected ISO image and guide you through the installation procedure. If not already installed. In the Login page. It will boot from the selected image and begin installation. In the Jviewer window that opens. Select the image from the local desktop or anywhere on the network and click "Open". install Java from this location to be able to open the console. b.100 (default IP address of the LOM card). go to "Device" menu and click "Redirect ISO". 5. Select Appliance Control > Power Control. Click “Open Console”. 4. 3. Method 2 – Re-imaging the Smart-1 Appliance using the LOM card Page 9 .