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fw ctl pstat Command Requires Admin Rights

Known Affected platforms: All

Result: Without this command collected no memory utilization will be present

ARP table contains only master VSYS 0 entries

Known Affected Software Versions: R80.30 and R80.40

Result: Command show arp dynamic all on VSx always (by mistake) shows ARP only for the master VSYS 0 regardless of active VSYS. It is a confirmed bug on the Checkpoint firewalls.

Discovery of Security Policies

  • Wildcard & Dynamic objects and negated services are not supported
  • Settings > Advanced > Vendor API: In case that base URL points to a multi-domain server address, domains have to be specified

Required Permissions For Successful Discovery Over CLI

To successfully discover a CheckPoint Gateway, correct role have to be assigned to a user. IPF requires role features set as read-only, except of “Virtual-System” where read-write is needed (only if VSX firewalls are in your network, otherwise read-only is enough).

How To Setup a Role From Web GUI

  1. Open CheckPoint Gaia web interface

  2. Navigate to User Management -> Roles in the left menu

  3. Click Add, fill in the name. In the Features tab select all items and mark them as Read-Only. No permissions from Extended Commands tab are needed.

  4. If you have VSX firewall in your network, you have to set Virtual-System feature to Read-Write (we call set virtual-system \<ID> to switch to proper virtual system). This allows IPF just to change context and can’t be used for anything else.

  5. Assign the role to the user used for IPF discovery


* Currently, not all the features are needed for IPF. But as we will add support of new features, it can change. List of currently required features for minimal working setup (IPF 4.0, Gaia R81): Advanced VRRP, ARP, BGP, Cluster, Display Configuration, Domain Name, Host Name, Management Interface, Netflow Export, Network Interfaces, Network Management, NTP, OSPF, Route, Routing Monitor, SNMP, System Configuration, Virtual-System, VRRP, VSX Find the list of features with corresponding commands in the official CheckPoint documentation