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KB00052 How to Install Gaia on an IP Appliance

How to Install Gaia on an IP Appliance 

Author: Murali M


Version: 1.0

Date: 30-04-2015

[Disclaimer: The procedure mentioned in the document has been tested in the Lab environment. If you are performing this activity in live environment, it is recommend to be done under the guidance of Check Point Experts Only]


How to Install Gaia on an IP Appliance


Clean installation of Gaia on an IP Appliance with IPSO

Setup the environment:


Step 1: Get the IPSO to Gaia boot-manager package and the Gaia ISO image.

Step 2: Point the Gaia ISO on an FTP server:


  • Using Isomorphic tool transfer the image file and make pen drive bootable. 

  • Then transfer the contents of same pen drive to the pc where ftp server is configured. Extract it and place it in a folder (here the folder name is GAIA).]

  • After extraction you have to run the *.bat file. 

Open up a command prompt, black screen comes up. Drag and drop your .bat file onto the window. If that doesn’t work us cd (change directory) to go to where the file is and then press enter. I'll give you an example, let’s say execute.bat is on my desktop: 

start>run>cmd (enter) then with the window open cd C:\GAIA/(enter) then execute.bat (enter).

  • Check for the FTP server configuration parameters and point the ISO folder path (here my path is C:/GAIA) to be installed.


  • Parameters to be set are

Step3:  Now download the R7X.XX Gaia boot manager (*.sh) and place it in the appliance location /script.  Give chmod 777 and Install as shown below.

  • Verify that the boot manager is located in the logical drive ad0 by running the command

ipsctl –a | grep CF

 The output will be similar to

hw:disk:ad:0:location = InternalCF

hw:disk:ad:0:type = CF-INTERNAL-IDE

Once the Gaia boot manager is installed successfully, appliance will reboots and (press 1) shows as below.

Step4:  Follow the instructions and enter the data. Make sure Ftp server interface is up and running (here interface from appliance to ftp is eth-s4p1).

Device reboots and starts installing Gaia if all the values are correct

  • System restarts once the installation is completed. 

Step5: Now we can run first time wizard by using the IP address of the appliance


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