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Is it possible to upgrade Cold Spare device to a comercial unit?


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#1 Silvester Drobnic

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 08:22 AM

Customer is using one active firewall and they also bought cold spare device. Now they would like to run firewalls in HA setup. Is it possible to upgrade cold spare device to a comercial unit?

 

Regards, Silvester



#2 John K. Mes

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Posted 06 June 2019 - 09:45 AM

The answer is 'Yes, but...'

 

We did the same thing, but since the cold spare did not - and I'm making the assumption your customer is doing the same - have active licenses for EU it ran in 'demo' mode, ie, low encryption & default password.  That makes HA a little more difficult.  :-)

 

'Cuda sales was great in working with us to get it licensed up again, so that part was easy.

 

In the long run we decided it was easier and more cost-effective (read: hassle-free) to just keep the cold spare up-to-date with EU same as the active units.

 

Hope this helps.

Regards,

~John



#3 Silvester Drobnic

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 02:36 AM

Customer is willing to pay a difference to a comercial device and licences needed. I just needed a confirmation that it is possible.

 

thx, Silvester