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    Default Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    As I mentioned in another thread, Check Point has been working on new methods to (re)image appliances.
    One of these methods is now available: Blink.

    Using Blink you’ll be able to deploy Blink images on Check Point gateway appliances in no more than 5 minutes!
    Blink images are available for currently supported versions, with or without the latest Jumbo HF.
    Blinking an image which includes a Jumbo HF does not require any extra installation time!

    If you are using ISOMorphic, you might consider using Blink for your gateway installations.

    Download the tool from here: https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com...ionid=sk120193
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    Default Re: Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    Very cool! Looking forward to playing...

    -E
    Last edited by EricAnderson; 2018-01-01 at 12:48.

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    Default Re: Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    In the meantime i used the blink mechanism twice with the same kit:
    blink.tgz MD5 44439258b2692912fecff1be4a74a15b
    blink_image_1.0_Check_Point_R77.30_GA_SHA2_T3_Jumb o_T292.tgz MD5 c85f0315e51404d78ff1f199fe22d95b
    blink_updates_R77.30.tgz MD5 df8e82951f6958aab9b3d92896905bd7

    First installation was done on 2 12400 appliances, process run smoothly and perfectly
    Second installation was done on a 5200 appliance, with the result that after booting the newly created environment, the interface naming was weired. I got

    Mgmt
    eth1-01
    eth2_rename
    eth3_rename
    eth4_rename
    eth5-01

    The "standard" interface naming for a 5200 is:

    Mgmt
    eth1
    eth2
    eth3
    eth4
    eth5

    I reset the appliance to "factory default R77.30" and repeated the blink installation process with the same weired result.

    Any hints are welcome

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    Default Re: Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    Thank you for your comments, its awesome that you have started playing with blink.

    In the case of 5200 appliance there is a different blink image that need to be used.

    From the blink sk120193 under the download section -
    R77.30 GA
    (Based on Check_Point_R77.30_3000_5000_15000_23000_Sandblast _Appliances.iso)

    File name - blink_image_1.0_Check_Point_R77.30_P8_T10.tgz

    R77.30 GA with R77.30 Jumbo Hotfix Take 292
    (Based on Check_Point_R77.30_3000_5000_15000_23000_Sandblast _Appliances.iso)

    File name - blink_image_1.0_Check_Point_R77.30_P8_T10_Jumbo_T2 92.tgz

    We (Team that develops Blink) are working on adding compatibility check in order to block execution of incompatible image/appliance.

    We would appreciate any feedback/suggestion that you might have

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    Default Re: Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by GregoryE View Post
    Thank you for your comments, its awesome that you have started playing with blink.

    In the case of 5200 appliance there is a different blink image that need to be used.

    From the blink sk120193 under the download section -
    R77.30 GA
    (Based on Check_Point_R77.30_3000_5000_15000_23000_Sandblast _Appliances.iso)

    File name - blink_image_1.0_Check_Point_R77.30_P8_T10.tgz

    R77.30 GA with R77.30 Jumbo Hotfix Take 292
    (Based on Check_Point_R77.30_3000_5000_15000_23000_Sandblast _Appliances.iso)

    File name - blink_image_1.0_Check_Point_R77.30_P8_T10_Jumbo_T2 92.tgz

    We (Team that develops Blink) are working on adding compatibility check in order to block execution of incompatible image/appliance.

    We would appreciate any feedback/suggestion that you might have
    First suggestion would be: Provide a version in combination with the ISOmorphic tool. The actual usage of blink requires to copy the blink images and the blink utility (plus an optional answers.xml) files to the target system using scp. This means, that the target system needs to have at least some initial, not yet configured (in terms of CP Software) Gaia OS running.
    The possibility of using the blink process based on a USB-stick would improve the usability widely.

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    Default Re: Blink - Full gateway installation in 5 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by slowfood27 View Post
    First suggestion would be: Provide a version in combination with the ISOmorphic tool. The actual usage of blink requires to copy the blink images and the blink utility (plus an optional answers.xml) files to the target system using scp. This means, that the target system needs to have at least some initial, not yet configured (in terms of CP Software) Gaia OS running.
    The possibility of using the blink process based on a USB-stick would improve the usability widely.
    The Gaia OS can be configured, but the idea of Blink is blow away/restart.
    I do agree pairing this with isomorphic or similar would be a good thing.
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