Maint partition is empty

L3 Networker

Maint partition is empty

Hello,  I have two PA-2020 in an HA Active Passive scenario.  Just looking around in my CLI, I noticed that the maint partition is empty on one of my nodes, but has an older 4.0.3 on the other node.

Partition     State         Version


sysroot0      REVERTABLE    4.1.7
sysroot1      RUNNING-ACTIVE4.1.10
maint         EMPTY         None

Should I do something to populate the maint, and if it is empty does it prevent me from booting into maint mode etc.

Any advice?

Thank you in advance.

L6 Presenter

Re: Maint partition is empty

On 2K based MP systems it will show up as empty as we’re not using the partition for anything anymore.  Maint mode is built out of the running sysroot partition in order to get rid of install deps we were hitting with maint mode. This has been the case since PANOS 4.0.x. Systems wouldn't start showing maint as empty unless they were factory reset. This is expected behavior.

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