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What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

Hi all.

Today I hava a problem. I must upgrade R80.10 security management server to R80.20. I choose fresh install + migrate export/import, because CPSUE upgrade does not change linux kernel to 3.10 (as I understand). And during my works I see, that customer has logs only for 4 months (about 200 GB). Customer tell me, that he need to store logs as long, as it possiable and he has 4 TB virtual disk (SMS is virtual open server on vmware).

I use this ISO image for new management server:

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I use this migration tool and I think, that my problem can be interesting to all, whose SMS below R80.20.

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I think, that 4 TB disk is too big, but I see in to release notes:

TAGS ARE REQUIRED --> Check Point Software Technologies: Download Center 

What is more than 2 TB I think? I know, that Check Point based on RHEL. So I go to RHEL and what I see?

https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1532 

So all is OK and 4 TB is more, than 2 TB I tnink. And we started.

Here is my disk scale:

But at the next step (4th) system freezes during the entering password. I tried 3 times (reboot VM and start again). But I couldn't do it.

After that I go to lab and create VM with 2 TB storage (it's my maximum lab disk capacity). And I see no problem. I can do migrate import and all is fine. SMS works.

Specify exact value of single disk maximum capasity in release notes, but not "More than 2TB support per a single storage device", please.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

This must be caused by something and i would suggest to involve TAC ! When looking at the Smart-1 models, you find that storage on Smart-1 505 is 2 x 4TB, on 5050 4 x 4TB and on 5150 up to 12 x 4TB ! So that has to work...

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

I just have heard that this could be a VMFS issue - two possible causes:

- VMFS is an older version that will not work with 4TB

- VM has been e.g. 500GB, got enlarged to 4TB, but will not work although VMFS is a newer one supporting that

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

Hi. That's interesting info. Thank you.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

This also looks rather like a problem of VMFS as the installer itself neither crashes, nor stops the installation.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

I think a problem is the disk > 2TB and not EFI. I'll test my thinks and write about it.

Last night I can't install SMS again and has no thinks what to go. But my collegue tell my this way and I think, that he's right.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

Concerning disk controller type, you have no choice - but you know this documentation ? sk88520: Best Practices - Identity Awareness Large Scale Deployment

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

So. I had a test day today in my lab and what I see? SMS with single disk more than 2TB can be deploid only by web console of vmware.

I test it on my ESXi 6.0. And on monday will test in on ESXi 6.5.

If we create VM with disk 2 TB (2048 GB) or 4 TB (4096 GB) after succes installation and reboot I had no system. .Only that:

or that:

If I get disk 1997 GB, 3 TB, 5 TB or 6 TB - I install system, reboot, migrate import and all is fine.

If you install system with single disk less 2TB - there is no f****g magic.

If you need single disk size more 2 TB, you need some magic. I can deploy SMS only with that options:

1. You MUST use ONLY web vmware client. In programm client I can't install SM Swith disk more 2 TB.

2. OS - Linux RHEL 7.

3. ISO image must been import to datastore and connected to VM at first power on.

4. SCSI controller - LSI Logic SAS.

5. I had no space for thick disk - so I test on thin disk. In product I think disk must be thick.

6. Boot options must be "EFI in legacy compability mode"

Complete options must be like this:

 

I don't know why. And I don't know is it VMware bug, or Check Point bug. But I think it is bug.

P.S.

With my case.

This does not work:

And this does not work:

This works:

For 5 and 6 TB I have no screens, but was tested and it boots. On VM with 5 TB customers import was migrated (in lab inftastructure) and I see no problem.

Hope it helps somebody, becouse fore me in was 2 nights and 2 days.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

On the last screens you show very small system discs for a MDS, what was the problem you meant in the disc size screens for SMS?

I would need at least 650GB for the system disc and the rest of a 4TB for /var/log

Regards, Maarten
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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

Hi. My stystem is not multidomain. I see no need to a big  root. Backup I think not need more 200 GB for me, because in my cases I dont see snapshot file more than 20 GB.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

Today install R80.20 with 3 TB disk in product. Migrate import. See no problem.

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Re: What maximum single disk size is supported by R80.20 security management server? Or SMS upgrade to R80.20 with disk growth.

The next bug, that I catch after migrate import on a cleen server, was a licence fail.

Both nodes of a cluster told me, that there is a licence problem. I got it after 2nd policy installation.

My FWs are directly connecter to Internet. And curls were aliable.

After reattaching licences all exept URL filtering went away except one - URL filtering.

At the end of my attampts to fix it - I reboot both nodes (first - active, wait, cluster becamer eady, after that I reboot active again (standby node became active)).

After that cluster get normal status.

SMS - R80.20, open server.

FW - cluster of 5800, R80.10 (may be would be updated to R80.20 too).