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.