Course info
Jan 1, 2015
2h 14m

This Check Point Security Administration Course will prepare network engineers to backup and update the network security solution trusted by 100-percent of all Fortune 100 companies worldwide. This will also prepare you to get a new position or advance you skills in network firewall administration in your current role. This course will lay the foundation to build your knowledge of Check Point products, and this will allow you to become the elite network security professional that companies are looking for.

About the author
About the author

Bobby Meador is a Senior Network/Security Engineer with 14 years’ experience supporting enterprise level networks. He is responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining security solutions across many fortune 100 enterprise clients. He is an expert on all aspects of Check Point Software security solutions and holds the Checkpoint Certified Master Architect certification.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

GAiA Upgrades
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Bobby Meador, and welcome to the module on GAiA Upgrades. So, you're already on a GAiA operating system, maybe it's R76 or early on R77, and you need to go ahead and get to the latest version for R77. 20 or R77. 30, or even R80, which is just around the corner. So, in this module, we're going to see exactly what you need to do to take a GAiA operating system running in a distributed or a stand-alone deployment, it's exactly the same. We follow the same steps to perform the actual upgrade process from GAiA. So, let's look at some of the steps we're going to see in this module. So, the upgrade steps that we're going to see, we're going to review our upgrade wizard again to locate our correct package. We'll backup our current Check Point configuration. We'll access our GAiA WebUI, and we'll upload the actual upgrade package into that Web page. We'll start the upgrade process, and we'll follow all the prompts on the Web page. And then we'll reboot our actual virtual machine to verify that our Check Point upgrade went well for the operating system and that our Check Point software is working as expected. And, finally, we will deploy policy to all of our firewalls. So, those are the steps that we're going to see in this module. So, let's continue on from here and check out how do we upgrade GAiA to a newer version of GAiA.

Splat Backup
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Bobby Meador, and you're watching the module on the SecurePlatform Backup. In this module, we're going to see the steps that you need to know in order to make sure that our SecurePlatform operating system is always backed up and is always available should anything bad happen to our environment. So, let's look at the steps we're going to go through throughout this module. I want to give you just a kind of a preview of the things that you'll see, and let's check that out now. So, inside the module, we need to look up our backup steps. So, the first thing we want to look at is we want to review our GUI backup options. So, what can we do from a Web page in order to backup our actual SecurePlatform operating system? Then we're going to configure some local backup options. Then we'll look at configuring a scheduled backup option, which I highly recommend. Then we'll review the command line options for the backups. We can locate the backup location process inside the SecurePlatform operating system. And then we will review an upgrade_export process. We will also look at locating the upgrade tools for the next version of code that you want to go to. So, again, some very key skills, so let's continue on from here and check out our SecurePlatform or our Splat backup.

GAiA Backup Options
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Bobby Meador, and you're watching the module on the GAiA Backup Options. In this module, we're going to see exactly what's available inside of our GAiA operating system to protect and backup the environment just in case anything goes bad or you need to restore something just to get back some deleted data for example. So, in this module, we're going to cover a few steps. There's not very many, but I do think it's important for you to see those. So, we're going to see a few of those options. In our backup steps that we'll see in this module is the GAiA GUI backup. We'll cover this first where we can see via the actual WebUI or the Web page on your management server or your firewall, you can perform a backup using the GUI window. And that backup can be a local backup, or it could also be sent out to an SCP or FTP server. We're going to also see a scheduled backup option via the GUI window. And then we'll look at the CLI backup options, and we'll see where in the /var/CPbackup/backups directory is where we're going to keep our backups. So, just something to keep in mind. And then we'll also look at the migrate export and the migrate import commands that're also built into the GAiA operating system. So, let's continue on from here and check out what options we have available for backing up our GAiA operating system.

Disaster Recovery
Welcome to Pluralsight. I'm Bobby Meador, and you're watching the module on Disaster Recovery. In this module, we're going to cover exactly what you need to know if the worst case scenario does occur, and you, as a Check Point administrator, need to recover your environment. But before we get to that portion of the module, I want to show everyone a quick preview of the items we will review in the module. So, the first thing I want us to see is that we're going to be looking at some options for our DR steps, so our disaster recovery steps. In this module, the first thing we'll look at is a review of our VMware settings. And then we will look at our GAiA install wizard where we'll perform an install of this particular firewall just like it's a new install, but we have to get the base OS in place in order to perform our DR steps. Then we will reboot the actual virtual machine. Once that's been rebooted, we'll come in and we'll configure our inside interface of 192. 168. 50. 1 on our eth1 interface. And then we'll access our upgrade tools via the CLI. And then we'll actually FTP our backup package back over to the VM. And we'll perform our recovery using our upgrade_import tool. And then once we've performed that actual import of the actual previous backup and everything looks correct, we'll actually verify via SmartConsole, and we'll make sure that we install the policy to recover these DR steps. So, let's continue on from here and see what we need to do to recover our site for disaster recovery.