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Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

In the new MDM GUI (SmartConsole) there is no way to see the status of the Domain management server, nor can you start or stop the management server from there. Is this something that will return in later versions?

I do not see the status in the domain list and in the servers and GW's list you cannot start or stop the Domain server.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Hi Maarten! I agree that you cannot stopstart CMAs anymore from SmartConsole, but that could be result of multi-user environment and it does not bother me at all - command line is just fine. But what did you mean by status? You can see if server is running OK or not? You do see when CMA/MDS is up (green) or down (red) or warnings (amber triangle) 

Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Well you have more info there than I have:

I only see some info on the MDS server, nothing on the Domains.

Besides the issue that you think it is ok to only be able to start/stop a domain from the CLI, I do not agree.

Next to this issue, I also see anumber of legacy applications that need to be used but they can only be accessed from within the domain itself while they where available in the MDG before. Applications here are SmartUpdate, SmartView Monitor and SmartEvent

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I attached screenshot from the lab intentionally to show that in error situation it will show Smiley Happy otherwise as you pointed out CMAs will just be black.

SmartUpdate. I have seen situations where running it from MDS level does not show correct status/licenses (multiple companies and releases from R65..) so I would say it's almost better that option is not there. Have you tried running the EXE with MDS IP?

CLI vs.GUI to stop start.. very personal preference so I understand if you want the old way Smiley Happy

Feedback is good and I'm sure CP will provide better answers as of why.

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

On the SmartUpdate part you need the MDS version of SmartUpdate to assign the DMN licenses as they are on that level, but detaching and attaching license there is really crappy, I have a case open for it right now.

The point I was making there is that the SmartUpdate and Monitor need to be opened from within the SmartConsole.

Starting the application with the IP just comes back with the request to enter user/pass/IP with nothing filled.

</Start grunt>

I do not mind that I need to start old applications, but then do not make it hard to find and a 10 step process.

</End grunt>

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I'm just curious (since I was never big fan of SmartMonitor due to VSX Smiley Happy) - what did you want to see on MDS level? Technically you can see high level stuff (CPU/RAM/traffic/licences etc) from gateway & server tab

Regarding attaching/detaching CMA licenses - use CMA specific smartupdate (not MDS level) and it works like a charm. If I understood your problem correctly (sounds exactly what we had)

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I was not talking about Monitor on MDS level, I need the CMA level Monitor as that is the only place that still shows the tunnels and users connected to the gateway.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

That's all still available in my R80.10 SmartConsole if you meant for example this?

Just run EXE manually from the folder with CMA IP

Or are we still talking apples and oranges? Smiley Happy

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Just found the option to run it from console Smiley Happy

Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I know how to get to it and that it is available, this is the whole point, what I was saying is that we constantly run into things that are not as easily accessible as they are in R77

When I use the app it still requires me to authenticate again, next to that I need to check for the IP of the specific CMA.

We are looking at 150 + CMA's in our environment and with all these daily use shortcomings I really do not see us migrating soon to R80.10

As I said before in another post it looks like we are going 2 steps forward and 1 step back.

R77 had all these functions from the domains view and ALL of them are gone:

Regards, Maarten

Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Ah. I finally understand the "pain" Smiley Happy it was hard to read between the lines earlier, my apologies. Yeah, I guess that needs to go to CP product development. We all have different environments and different requirements. For us R80.x was actually step forward as I disliked R77 approach of right-clicking and then selecting SmartDashboard. 

I'm sure adding  those direct app launch menus would be "piece of cake" to add from coding point of view. But how quickly it can be done depends on how many will "scream"

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Hi Maarten, 

Regarding the issues with attaching/detaching licenses from the MDS level, we are aware of them and they will be fixed in the next JHF that will be released soon.

Regards,

Uriel Fleischman

Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Ok I hope so as we were  working a case today on this subject and they requested a mds export to see what they could find.

Do you have a way for me to manually kick it back into gear? I currently have 1 CMA that has 5 DMN licenses on it (according the MDS SmartUpdate) but they are not when you look with cplic print or any other way.

And do you have any number I can refer to in the case?

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Hi Maarten, can you please elaborate in which cases you prefer to stop and start individual domains?

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Tomer, last week I had a CMA dying on me and I had to revert to the CLI to find what was wrond and to restart the CMA. Sometimes a problem with a CMA requires a restart, this is now only possible from the CLI.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Can you please elaborate what the indicator which made you see that CMA as dying? I want to see how such an operation should be handled with the R80 management platform - it may not necessarily be restart of a process.

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Tomer, I had a disconnect with smartconsole, connection lost message, while trying to reconnect the message came back not able to connect. In 77.30 I would just check the status of the CMA in my domain list and would see it down, rightclick on it and choose Start.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

This is interesting.

I would like to go for the root cause - not for the workaround. If you say that often you restart CMA's because their processes crash or something I want to see things like how often, and what are the common scenarios. We treat zombie processes as a serious issue.

Did you open SR's when these things happened? 

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Nope, no SR's this is just something that happens once in a while, on 77.30 sometimes out of the 50 we run on 1 server (we have 3 server) we would see 3 or 4 CMA's that just stopped for no apparent reason.

As we only run 7 domains on the new 80.10 server there is not so much happening there yet.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I was just looking at this screen again while I just added a new domain to be imported, which is still down and nope it does not look very down in this view:

The one with the arrow next to it is still down. The MDSSTAT shows all down.

Regards, Maarten
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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

Appreciate if you could open a task for this item. We would like Check Point Support to find the root cause for this.

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Re: Domain Server Status in Smartconsole

I've been checking this in the VSX LAB this week and also there the shutdown Domain does not show it is down.

All Domains show Active as their state. So it looks like this is something you guys can easily reproduce.

Regards, Maarten
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