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Checkpoint: How To Reset “expert” Mode Password On SecurePlatform

This article describes how to reset the expert mode password on SecurePlatform for your Checkpoint appliance or open server. For Open Servers Obtain the live linux distribution Knoppix. You can download the current version from the Knoppix website: http://www.knoppix.net 1. Boot the machine from the Knoppix CD – you can…

Checkpoint: Best Practice Kernel Parameters for ClusterXL Stability

This article details how to configure the best practice kernel parameters to ensure ClusterXL stability. It is recommended to set ALL of those values on your cluster – also see sk92723 on Cluster flapping prevention. Make sure the changes to the kernel parameters are performed on both members! To test…

Checkpoint: Using “dmidecode” to Find the Appliance Model of a UTM-1

This article details how to use “dmidecode” to find out your Checkpoint UTM-1’s model number. Dmidecode reports information about your system’s hardware as described in your system BIOS according to the SMBIOS/DMI standard  – see here for a sample output. This information typically includes system manufacturer, model name, serial number,…