How do you upgrade to VPN-1 NGX?

Your current stanD. alone VPN-1 NG with Application Intelligence (Al) R55 installation is running
on SecurePlatform. You plan to implement VPN-1 NGX in a distributed environment, where the
existing machine will be the VPN-1 Pro Gateway. An additional machine will serve as the
SmartCenter Server. The new machine runs on a Windows Server 2003. You need to upgrade the
NG with Al R55 SmartCenter Server configuration to VPN-1 NGX.
How do you upgrade to VPN-1 NGX?

A.
Insert the NGX CD in the existing NGwithAI R55 SecurePlatform machine, and answer yes to
backup the configuration. Copy the backup file to the Windows Server 2003. Continue the upgrade
process. Reboot after upgrade is finished. After SecurePlatform NGX reboots, run sysconfig,
select VPN-1 Pro Gateway, and finish the sysconfig process. Reboot again. Use the NGX CD to
install the primary SmartCenter on the Windows Server 2003. Import the backup file.

B.
Run the backup command in the existing SecurePlatform machine, to create a backup file.
Copy the file to the Windows Server 2003. Uninstall all Check Point products on SecurePlatform
by running rpm CPsuitE. R55 command. Reboot. Install new VPN-1 NGX on the existing
SecurePlatform machine. Run sysconfig, select VPN-1 Pro Gateway, and reboot. Use VPN-1 NGX
CD to install primary SmartCenter Server on the Windows Server 2003. Import the backup file.

C.
Copy the $FWDIR\conf and $FWDIR\lib files from the existing SecurePlatform machine. Create
a tar.gzfile, and copy it to the Windows Server 2003. Use VPN-1 NGX CD on the existing
SecurePlatform machine to do a new installation. Reboot. Run sysconfig and select VPN-1 Pro
Gateway. Reboot. Use the NGX CD to install the primary SmartCenter Server on the Windows
Server 2003. On the Windows Server 2003, run upgradeimport command to import $FWDIR\conf
and $FWDIR\lib from the SecurePlatform machine.

D.
Run backup command on the existing SecurePlatform machine to create a backup file. Copy
the file to the Windows Server 2003. Uninstall the primary SmartCenter Server package from NG
with Al R55 SecurePlatform using sysconfig. Reboot. Install the NGX primary SmartCenter Server
and import the backup file. Open the NGX SmartUpdate, and select “upgrade all packages” on the
NG with Al R55 Security Gateway.

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