Palo Alto Networks Knowledgebase: Commit failed warning “Fail to count address groups”

Commit failed warning “Fail to count address groups”

Created On 02/08/19 00:04 AM - Last Updated 02/08/19 00:05 AM
Cortex Data Lake Panorama


When committing a configuration from the CLI, WebGUI, or from Panorama, the commit could fail with the following error message:


admin@PA-200# commit 

config commit phase 1 aborted(Module: routed)


Error: Fail to count address groups

(Module: device)

commit failed



The above error indicates that there is an address-group configured without members assigned. Most of the times this can happen while configuring address groups from the CLI as from GUI it will not allow to Click OK unless you have added at least 1 member. This can also happen if the configuration file is generated using the migration tool.


1. Go through your address groups and see if any of them have no individual address objects or empty address objects. 

Deleting the address-group without members or assigning proper address objects to it will resolve the issue.


5-10-16-pan1.pngDetail of the Address Groups section showing how every group has at least 1 member.
2. Open Address Groups in the WebGUI or Panorama WebGUI by going to Objects > Address Groups, then check for the Members count value in all address groups to make sure the member count value is not 0. 


3. Once complete, the commit operation should complete without errors.


More information

To find the address-group at fault, check the device server logs:

> tail follow yes mp-log devsrv.log 


2016-03-30 10:12:48.043 +0800 Config commit phase0 started

2016-03-30 10:12:53.599 +0800 Config commit phase0 done

2016-03-30 10:13:07.311 +0800 Config commit phase1 started


2016-03-30 10:13:19.566 +0800 Vsys 'vsys1' contains 12 users and 1041 user-groups

2016-03-30 10:13:19.578 +0800 Error:  pan_addresses_get_grp_cnt(pan_config_parser.c:1885): unknow address group type for group Group1

2016-03-30 10:13:19.578 +0800 Error:  pan_addresses_from_obj(pan_config_parser.c:1939): pan_addresses_get_grp_cnt failed

2016-03-30 10:13:19.578 +0800 Error:  pan_vsys_from_obj(pan_config_parser.c:16634): pan_addresses_from_obj failed

2016-03-30 10:13:19.582 +0800 Error:  pan_config_from_obj(pan_config_parser.c:17551): pan_vsyses_from_obj failed

2016-03-30 10:13:19.676 +0800 Error:  pan_ctrl_save_config(pan_config_handler_sysd.c:1696): Error compiling config


Error: Fail to count address groups




2016-03-30 10:13:19.680 +0800 Config commit phase1 failed

2016-03-30 10:13:19.880 +0800 Config commit phase1 abort

2016-03-30 10:13:19.880 +0800 kill SIGUSR1 to pid 0

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