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Appendix to R77.


Release Notes

19 May 2015

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Latest Software
We recommend that you install the most recent software release to stay up-to-date with the
latest functional improvements, stability fixes, security enhancements and protection against
new and evolving attacks.
Check Point R77.30
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Revision History


19 May 2015

First release of this document

Introduction to this Appendix

Introduction to this Appendix

This version installs important Check Point product updates for R77.30 Multi-Domain Server, Security
Management Server, and Security Gateways. R77.30 Resolves Issues
(, gives a new Software Blade, improves
stability, supports more technologies, and more.
This document explains R77.30 installation and upgrade for IPSO and Windows platforms. It is an appendix
to the R77.30 Release Notes (
Before you install or upgrade:

Review the Known Limitations (

Read the R77 Release Notes

( for important prerequisites
and recommendations

System Requirements and Installation

This release can be installed or upgraded on platforms that are supported by R77 and higher:

Gaia (


6.2: MR4 or MR4a

Flash-based or Disk-based


Note: SecurePlatform and Red Hat Enterprise Linux support will be available soon!

Supported Upgrade Paths

You can install this release on supported appliances and open servers as a new installation. See the R77
Release Notes ( for platform
details. You can upgrade to R77.30 from:

Upgrade Path

R77, R77.10, R77.20

Install the appropriate upgrade package.

See Gaia Installation and Upgrade Packages (on page 9).
Note - Upgrade from non-Gaia to Gaia R77.30 is not supported.

R75.40, R75.45, R75.46, R75.47,

R75.40VS, R76

Install the appropriate upgrade package.

R75, R75.10, R75.20, R75.30

Upgrade first to R77.

R70.40, R70.50, R71.50

Advanced Upgrade
See the "Advanced Upgrade and Database Migration" chapter in
R77 Installation and Upgrade Guide

R71 - R71.45

Upgrade first to R71.50.

R70 - R70.30

Upgrade first to R70.50.

Note - You can use the upgrade package to migrate from IPSO to

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Required Disk Space

To make space, delete the downloaded TGZ after extracting.

Current Version / Tool


/var 801 MB
/opt 742 MB

Clean Install

R77 - CLI


/var 282 MB
/opt 827 MB

Current Version / Tool


Clean Install

C:\ - 3763 MB

R77.10 - CLI
R77.20 - CLI


C:\ - 655 MB
C:\ - 1316 MB

C:\ - 690 MB

Installing on IPSO or Windows

To install R77.30 on IPSO Disk-based or Windows:
1. Download the R77.30 package appropriate for your platform from the Check Point Support Center
2. Use the instructions in the R77 Installation and Upgrade Guide
To install on IPSO Flash-based, you must first clean the appliance and then install.

Cleaning IPSO Flash-Based Gateways

To install on IPSO, clean the Security Gateway of Check Point installations, TGZ files, and unused IPSO
images. Use Network Voyager or the command shell. (Use Voyager to delete unused IPSO images.)

To delete Check Point packages using Network Voyager:


Click Configuration > System Configuration > Packages > Delete Packages.
Select an installation package to delete, and click Apply.
Delete TGZ files.
Click Apply.

To delete Check Point packages using command shell:

1. Run: newpkg -q
The output is the list of installed packages. Use this output in the next commands.
2. Run: newpkg -u <package name>
3. Run: rm opt/packages/<tgz name>

To delete unused IPSO images using Network Voyager:

1. Click Configuration > System Configuration > Images > Manage Images.
2. Click Delete IPSO Images.
3. Select the IPSO image to delete, and click Apply.
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Installing on Flash-Based IPSO

After you clean the gateway, you can install R77.30.

Make sure the appliance meets requirements:

1. Find out if a memory or flash upgrade is required. See sk94625
2. Make sure there is enough free disk space for installation ("Required Disk Space " on page 5).

To install on IPSO Flash-based Security Gateway with CLI:

1. Run: newpkg
The output shows download and install options.
Load a new package from:
1. Install from anonymous FTP server.
2. Install from FTP server with user and password.
3. Install from local filesystem.
4. Exit new package installation.
Choose an installation method (1-4):
2. Enter the number you want (1 or 2 for FTP, 3 if you downloaded the packages already).
3. Enter the IP address, credentials, and pathnames when prompted.
4. Enter y to download the TGZ when prompted.
The file is downloaded and installation starts.
5. When prompted for installation type, type 1 to select Install this as a new package.
R77.30 is installed in: /opt

To install on IPSO Flash-based Security Gateway with manual download:

1. Download the R77.30 clean install package for IPSO 6.2 Flash-based to: /preserve/opt/packages
2. Copy the file to an ftp server and run:
add package media ftp addr <ip_address> user <username> password <password>
name Check_Point_R77.30_T204_Install.IPSO6.2_FlashBased.tgz
If you want to use Network Voyager, see "Installation on IPSO" in the R77 Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Important - Before installing on Multi-Domain Security Management, run mdsenv and then mdsstop.
If this is not done, the system will experience functionality issues.
We recommend that you back up the system before installation: mds_backup

To upgrade from R77:

1. Log on to the target machine.
2. Create a temporary directory

In the /var partition on non-Windows platforms.

In the c:\ partition on Windows platforms.

3. Copy the upgrade package for your platform to the temporary directory using SFTP, SCP, or similar
secure utility.
4. Go to the temporary directory and extract the .tgz package.

On non-Windows platforms run: gtar -zxvf <file name>

On Windows platforms use an archive utility such as WinZip.

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5. Start upgrade:

On non-Windows platforms, from the /var partition, run: ./UnixInstallScript

Note: You must run this command from the /var partition.

On Windows platforms, run: Setup.exe

6. Do the instructions on the screen to install the applicable components.

Only components required for a specific target (management or gateway) are installed automatically.
When the installation finishes, each successfully installed component appears in a list followed by:
7. When prompted, reboot.
Note: In a cluster environment, make sure to upgrade all the cluster members.

Installing SmartConsole
Install the SmartConsole after the Security Management Server.

If this is the first time you installed SmartConsole on this computer, download the SmartConsole EXE file
from the R77.30 home page (, and then
install it.

The SmartConsole and the Security Management Server versions must match. If you did not upgrade
the server, you cannot upgrade the SmartConsole.

To install the SmartConsole:

1. Download R77.30 SmartConsole for Windows:
2. Double-click the file to install the SmartConsole.

Installing R77.30 Add-on

Important - The R77.30 Add-on can only be installed on R77.30.
If you install the R77.30 Add-on, you must install it on every Security Management Server, MultiDomain Server, and Log Server.
Check Point recommends that you install the R77.30 Add-on only if you require the feature it enables, or if
Technical Support suggests that you do so.
Upgrade From





R77.30 without features that require the Add-ons

R77.20 + Add-on


R77.30 with Add-on features of R77.20


R77.30 + Add-on

R77.30 with Add-on features of R77.20 and R77.30

R77.20 + Add-on

R77.30 + Add-on

R77.30 with Add-on features of R77.20 and R77.30

On a Multi-Domain Server, run mdsstart after you upgrade to R77.30 and before you install the Add-on.

To install with CLI:

1. Download the Check Point R77.30 Add-on Package to the Security Management Server, Multi-Domain
Server, or Log Server.
2. Extract the TGZ: tar xvfz Check_Point_R77.30_Add-on.Gaia.tgz
3. Run the installation file: ./UnixInstallScript
4. After installation completes, run: cpstart

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To install on Multi-Domain Security Management environments:


Install the R77.30 Add-on on the Multi-Domain Server.

Login to the SmartDomain Manager.
In Versions & Blades Updates, right-click a relevant Domain Management Server and select Activate.
Select R77.20 Add-on and R77.30 Add-on.
Repeat to activate both Add-ons for each relevant Domain Management Server.
You can activate only the R77.30 Add-on, but we recommend that you activate both the R77.20 Add-on
and the R77.30 Add-on on Domain Management Servers.

To import the database from R77.20 + R77.20 Add-on to R77.30:

Install R77.30 and the R77.30 Add-on on the target server before you import the database.
See the "Advanced Upgrade and Database Migration" chapter in the R77 Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Uninstalling from IPSO or Windows

You can uninstall R77.30 if it was an upgrade from R77 or R77.xx.
If you installed the R77.30 Add-on, you must uninstall it first (see next section).
In Multi-Domain Security Management environments, you must deactivate the R77.30 Add-on before you
uninstall it (see next section).

To uninstall R77.30 from servers and gateways:

Non-Windows: Run: /opt/CPUninstall/R77.30/UnixUninstallScript

Windows: From C:\Program files\CheckPoint\CPUninstall\R77.30, run: Uninstall.bat

To uninstall R77.30 in Multi-Domain Security Management environments:

Run this command on each Multi-Domain Server, Domain Log Server, and Multi-Domain Log Server:

Uninstalling R77.30 Add-on

During uninstallation, objects and services added by the Add-on are removed. Before you uninstall the Addon, delete rules and groups that use the Add-on objects and services (or remove these objects and services
from the rules and groups).
If you do not remove the Add-on objects and services, and try to uninstall the R77.30 Add-on, uninstallation
fails. You can see the list of the remaining Add-on objects to remove in this log:

To uninstall the R77.30 Add-on with CLI:

1. Remove all Add-on objects.
2. Run: /opt/CPUninstall/R77.30_Add-ons_Package/UnixUninstallScript
3. After installation completes, run: cpstart

To uninstall the R77.30 Add-on in Multi-Domain Security Management environments:

1. Login to SmartDomain Manager.
2. In Versions & Blades Updates, right click and select Deactivate.
3. Run this command on each Multi-Domain Server and Multi-Domain Log Server:
4. When prompted, run: mdsstart

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Installation and Upgrade Packages

IPSO Packages:
Install /




Install /
Upgrade from






6.2 Flash-based Check_Point_R77.30_T204_Install.IPSO6.2_Fla

with 4GB

Upgrade from
R77, R77.x




Windows Packages:
Install / Upgrade


Install / Upgrade from R76


Upgrade from R77, R77.x


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