clish -s -c "set static-route <ip>/<cidr> nexthop gateway address <gateway> on"
clish -s -c "set static-route default nexthop gateway address <gateway> on"

[ # ]

$FWDIR/database/rules.C  !! Contains rules
$CPDIR/conf/cp.license  !! License info
$FWDIR/conf/masters  !! CMA IP

[ # ]

cpprod_util FwIsActiveManagement       !! View current status; 1 is Active, 0 is Standby

cpprod_util FwSetActiveManagement 0       !! Set to Standby (failover)
cpprod_util FwSetActiveManagement 1       !! Set to Active (failover)

[ # ]

cpstat os -f cpu
cpstat os -f memory
fw tab -s -t connections
netstat -i

[ # ]

!! Install cpinfo Package Via Clish From FTP For IPSO
add package media ftp addr <IP Address> user <Username> password <Password> name cpinfo.tgz

!! Install cpinfo Package Via Clish From Local File For IPSO
add package media local name cpinfo.tgz

cpinfo -z -n -o /var/tmp/$(uname -n).$(date).cpinfo     !! Firewall or management server
cpinfo -z -n -c <CMAName> -o /var/tmp/<name>.$(date).cpinfo  !! CMA - Performed from the CMA environment


  • cp_uploader is the new recommended method of generating and uploading cpinfo to Check Point
  • Filename for installing CPinfo on IPSO must end in .tgz
  • Package for local file installation on IPSO should be in /opt/packages


[ # ]

ipsctl -a | grep chassis

[ # ]

cd /var/tmp; /bin/./asset; cat /var/tmp/outfile; rm /var/tmp/outfile


  • This command will display CPU, hard disk, memory, serial numbers, and chassis serial numbers (for some models) and delete the temporary output file after
  • This likely will be replaced with 'show asset hardware' or a similar command within clish or iclid in the future


[ # ]

There are 2 primary method for resetting the admin password. Both methods require a reboot of the device and downtime if the device is not part of a cluster

Method 1: Use emergendisk This method requires a device with the same chassis model as the device that requires a password reset, running gaia, and a USB disk

  1. Insert a usb drive into the device that we do have access to
  2. Run the command 'emergendisk' to create the USB recovery disk
  3. After completion, plug the USB disk into the device that requires a password reset and reboot the device
  4. During reboot, a "Press any key" option will appear on screen. Press any key to enter the emergendisk menu
  5. Select the option that states 'Reset Admin Password'. This is usually the second option
  6. You should receive the following once the reset is complete. On some devices, you may not receive this or an error message. You should wait 1-2 minutes after boot to ensure the script has finished.

    Admin password successfully reset
    Please remove disk or any other media and press enter to restart

  7. Remove the USB drive and reboot. The username/password should now be admin/admin. If not, you may need to follow Method 2.

Method 2: Use a live CD or live USB disk This method requires a live CD, such as Ubuntu, to boot from.

  1. Boot from the live CD or USB disk
  2. On some distros (Ubuntu, for example), the system will automatically mount the Check Point partitions. In Ubuntu, this is mounted to /media/ubuntu/. On one of these mount points, there you should be able to run the following to verify the correct mount point. Make sure to note this down as it will be required in the next steps.

    ls -lh /media/ubuntu/<UUID>/config/db/initial_db

    If the partitions are not mounted, you will need to locate the correct partition and mount it someplace. Below is an example:

    sudo mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/checkpoint

  3. Once you have located the correct partition, run the following to change the working root to Check Point's root

    sudo chroot Example: sudo chroot /media/Ubuntu/2cbbf000-blah

  4. Modify the sqlite database

    sqlite3 /config/db/initial_db

  5. Locate the current admin password by running the following. The last line is the current password hash.

    SELECT * from revisions WHERE binding="passwd:admin:passwd";

  6. Run the following to change the password to 'admin'. Replace '<old-pw-hash> with the last hash from step 5.

    UPDATE revisions SET value="$1$zIVyrIdj$1LBW7Pg6XOcXYIgFPTppY." WHERE binding="passwd:admin:passwd" AND VALUE='<old-pw-hash>';

  7. Exit sqlite3


  8. Reboot the device and login with admin/admin. Make sure to change the password via clish once logged in


[ # ]

dbget :appliance_configuration:value:/model/name    

[ # ]

set interface <interface> ipv4-address <ip> mask-length <cidr>
set interface <interface> state <on|off> auto-negotiation <on|off> link-speed <10M/half|10M/full|100M/half|100M/full|1000M/full>

add interface <physical-interface> vlan <vlan-id>
set interface <physical-interface.vlan> ipv4-address <ip> mask-length <cidr>

delete interface eth3 ipv4-address            !! Delete IP from interface
delete interface <interface> vlan <vlan-id>            !! Delete VLAN interface


  • All Performed via clish. DON'T FORGET TO SAVE

[ # ]