Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Upgrade to R70.50 from R70.30/40 fails due to licensing errors on IPSO

Hi everyone,

It's been awhile since I've posted anything, but tonight I actually experienced something I hadn't seen before, so I figured I should share:

I was in the process of upgrading three separate clusters from R70.30/R70.40 to R70.50 and was presented with this error upon running the UnixInstallScript:

# ./UnixInstallScript

Welcome to Check Point R70.50 Installation
In order to install Check Point R70.50 you must first install Check Point R70 Software Blades
For additional information please refer to the release notes.

I checked the licenses and noticed that I was in fact already using Blade Licenses on some clusters, while on one I was still using the old system.

This perplexed me greatly. Upon digging around in /opt I noticed that CPshared was *completely* missing (if anyone knows why this is, please let me know):
# cd /opt
# ls -lah CPshared
ls: CPshared: No such file or directory

Upon realizing that this was the case, I moved to correct the issue (CPshared is just a link to /svn really)
# mkdir CPshared
# cd CPshared
# ln -s /opt/CPsuite-R70/svn 5.0

Once this was complete and I had 5.0 linking to /svn, I tried to run the script once again (with success!):

Welcome to Check Point R70.50 Installation
The following components will be installed:
 * R70.50
Installation Application is about to stop all Check Point Processes.
Do you wish to continue (y/n) [y] ?

I've seen a few unanswered posts around the community with the same error, so hopefully this will help someone out :)