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unable to connect to server error on Smartconsole

I am setting up my lab for CCSA exam, After installing my SmartConsole on a Vbox hosted windows 7, i got the "Unable to connect to server error"

I did API status on Management Server CLI -

API Stopped,

CMP stopped

FWM stopped 

 

I did API Start - got Apache is not running, unable to reload the configuration.

Kindly help

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Employee+
Employee+

How much time did you allow after the VM booted up until you tried connecting? If your VM is under powered, it could take a little bit of time to get everything up and running. I use the command "api status" from the CLISH prompt and wait for CPM to say "Check Point Security Management Server is running and ready" Then I know that my SmartConsole will connect. You can also use this command to see the State of the processes. 

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Pearl

Use this command from Expert Mode to determine readiness of the management server:

$CPMDIR/scripts/check_cpm_status.sh

 

After some time you should see:


CPM server started