install CheckPoint GAIA on VMWare Workstation

Source: http://www.ebrahma.com/2014/09/install-checkpoint-gaia-vmware/
Download CheckPoint GAIA from

First navigate to https://supportcenter.checkpoint.com/ and download the Fresh Install ISO package.

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Now open Vmware Workstation, Click on the ” Create a New Virtual Machine Option ” and select the Typical ( recommended ) option and click on the Next .

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then provide the Gaia Image iso file location and in Guest operating System select the ” Linux ” and in version Select ” Other Linux 2.6x kernal 64-bit” option.

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It will prompt you Gaia installation wizard, Select the “ Install Gaia on this system ” option.

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Now it will prompt you Welcome screen, Click on the OK to start the installation. it will prompt you partition configuration, leave it all default and enter on OK.

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Now choose the password for admin account then it will ask you for management interface IP-address and default gateway.

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now it will start Copying and installation of GAIA .

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after completion of installation, it will give URL path for first time installation.

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here, i would like to show you my Vmware network card configurations

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and provide the same range of IP-address in your NIC

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Now open your browesr and navigate to https://your_gaia_ipaddress and accept the certificate error warning and enter your credentials here.

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now it will prompt you, First time configuration wizard. Click on the next to start your configuration.

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Now enter your network connection information here.

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now provide the Host name , Domain name and Primary DNS address here.

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Now here you have to choose the installation type, Select the Security gateway or Security management option here.

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now here you have to choose your machine behavior. In my case i want to use this machine as a gateway and management server.

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Note :- Checkpoint Firewall is working on the 3-tier architecture.

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then choose the GAIA username and password

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then it will start your GAIA first time configuration.

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now download the Smart Console software from the dashboard.

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Install the Smart Console software on your PC.

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Now you are able to manage your checkpoint GAIA firewall with Smart Dashboard.

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If you just want to test the checkpoint, you have also option to Demo mode.

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Now you are able to work on Checkpoint GAIA.

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Enjoy checkpoint technology with me.

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