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Essential Check Point™ FireWall-1® NG: An Installation, Configuration, and Troubleshooting Guide by Dameon D. Welch-Abernathy

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Highly Availabile Management Modules

While Check Point has allowed highly available firewalls since the version 3.0 days, only with FireWall-1 NG has Check Point supported a way to create a highly available management station, though it does come at the cost of an additional management license. The management module machines should not also be configured as firewall machines, that is, as a distributed management setup at the same software version as the primary, including any hotfixes.

When you install FireWall-1 on the secondary management module, it should use the same operating system as your primary management module. You should also choose the module type as Secondary Management. In this kind of installation, the only major question you ...

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