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CDT v1.6 is GA!

Hi all,

I am very happy to announce the release of version 1.6 of the CDT - Central Deployment Tool, which now also supports VSX.

Version 1.6 introduces the following new features, as well as bug fixes and minor additions:

  • VSX support – including gateways, HA clusters and VSLS clusters
  • Customized RMA backup & restore - add additional files to the backup
  • Resume mode – quickly resume after resolving issues with failed deployment plans
  • CloudGuard support - Gateways and CloudGuard Controllers R80.10 and above

 

Version 1.6 will also be included in version releases starting R80.30 on all Security Management and Multi-Domain Management machines.

 

Please visit sk111158 for download and usage instructions.

Any comments or suggestions for CDT will be appreciated!

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Ayman
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Re: CDT v1.6 is GA!

Hi Arik,

I having some troubles updating 5600 cluster from 77.30 to 80.10 using CDT 1.6

it worked fine with the 3200 and 5400

did hear about any similar problems

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Re: CDT v1.6 is GA!

TAC case, TAC case..
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Re: CDT v1.6 is GA!

The documentation at https://sc1.checkpoint.com/documents/CDT/v1.6/html_frameset.htm needs to be updated.

 

In the section "Generating an Installation Candidates List" it notes the following steps to generate a candidate list:

 

# mdsenv <IP Address or Name of Domain Management Server>

# ./CentralDeploymentTool -generate <Name of Candidates List file>.csv <IP Address or Name of Domain Management Server>

I switch to the environment I want to generate a list for.  And then I issue the command:

./CentralDeploymentTool -generate mylist.csv MyDMS

And CDT replies with Invalid number of arguments.  It does not matter if I use the name or IP for my MDS.

 

Switching over to advanced mode, it seems to be a little happier with the syntax.  But since I don't have a deployment plan (or a an example of a basic plan to just collect data) it yells at me about that.

 

The syntax that the tool offers as a part of the error message is:

-generate -candidates=<file name> -deploymentplan=<filename.xml> [-server=<Domain Management Server IP>] [-filter=<file name>]

When I use the -candidates to generate the list it looks like it takes it out of basic mode and ends up wanting a deployment plan.

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