Monday, June 16, 2014

R77.10 MDM clean installation fails in the lab

From time to time I am hearing complains about failing Multi Domain Managemet lab installations with R77.10.

Basically, after seemingly correct installation of MDM machine on VMware one cannot connect to MDM with Smart Domain Management tool. mdsstat command output is completely empty. mdsconfig command shows part of initial configuration wizard and then goes down with a segmentation fault. Management machine remains not configured, no matter what you do.

The reason for this is that it is not enough space in the root partition for MDS to be configured correctly. You have to configure at least 20 GB for your system partition to succeed with the installation.

Strangely enough, this is not mentioned in the Release Notes document. RN states 3.5 GB to be the minimal requirement for /root. That is true for any other installation but Multi Domain Management.

It is also not clear to me why this issue occurs in the first place, as MDM does not really use that much space anyway.

I hope Check Point fixes this soon, at least by amending the Release Notes. Before that, make sure your MDM virtual machine has enough space configured for the system partition. 


  1. Hi Valeri, what OS does this occur on?

  2. A work around for this is to install R77 and then upgrade using the R77.10.tgz upgrade file (Take 152).

  3. Replies
    1. 1. Upon beginning of the installation process on VMware, one of the first steps is to configure partition's sizes. You can extend the root partition there.
      2. Even after the installation, you can extend it by using:
      lvextend –L +10GB /dev/vg_splat/lv_current
      resize2fs /dev/vg_splat/lv_current

    2. Evgeniy, you realise I am talking about Gaia, no SPLAT, installation?

    3. Sure. Don't be confused by partitions names, it's SPLAT's inheritance..

    4. perfect. can you refer to any documentation in this regard?

    5. Let me check, I'll post if I'll find

    6. The reason I am asking is that although it is a standard Linux command, I have failed to find any reference in CP docs or even a mention of this being supported.

  4. Valeri,

    Check Point released a Logical Volume Manager script that is basically the supported version of what Evgeniy has posted. SK95566.


    1. Thanks, Ben.

      I have seen that. I have also heard some complains about this tool.

      The post is not about how to resize, after all. It is about somewhat different issue :-)

  5. Evgeniy Sloutsman , i am facing same issue i tried extending partition but could not get rid of dump issue in mdsstat