How to Install a Check Point on a Blue Coat X-Series Chassis using an Installation Package (CBI) on a VAP Group

After discussing the creation of VAP groups and Circuits on Blue Coat’s X-Series under XOS in my previous posts, we can now install the application from a CBI.

The following steps are required for a Check Point installation. For this post I chose a standalone R67 VSX security gateway as an example.

Before installing the Check Point CBI, you should:

 

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    1. Run the show-application command to view the available CBI files:
    2. Run the following command to start the installation of the application: application <application name from the selection above> vap-group <VAP_group_name> install
    3. The installation wizard prompts you to input the following information (Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’).
    4. Do you accept the license agreement?(Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’)
    5. Enter the interface name from which you want to manage the VSX system. Please make sure the corresponding circuit has a valid increment-per-vap IP address assigned to it.
    6. Enter the Secure Internal Communication (SIC) key below.
    7. Enter local license information (Local license info is the license for the module, by clicking on ‘n’ a trial license will be applied)? (Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’)
    8. Install Performance Pack?(Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’)
    9. Install Dynamic Routing? (Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’)
    10. Enable High Availability/State Synchronization? (Choose ‘y’ or ‘n’, for HA you will answer ‘y’ and be prompted to enter the synchronization circuit name.)
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    11. The installation process of VSX will begin:
    12. When the installation is finished, run the following command: reload vap-group <vap group name>
    13. Additional VSX configuration can be done using Check Point SmartDashboard with the Management IPs assigned to the VAP.
    14. To check the status of the applications running on VAP groups, the following command needs to be run: show application vap-group <VAP group name>
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    15. The output of this command includes the status of the VAPs (Initializing, Up, Down, etc.):

And that’s it! In my next post, I will cover additional configuration of VSX using Check Point SmartDashboard.