Administrators should be aware that an improperly configured value for the vm.overcommit_memory property in the /etc/sysctl.conf file can cause the setup or start-server tool to fail.

For Linux systems, the vm.overcommit_memory property sets the kernel policy for memory allocations. The default value of 0 indicates that the kernel determines the amount of free memory to grant a malloc call from an application. If the property is set to a value other than zero, it could lead the operating system to grab too much memory, depriving memory for the setup or start-server tool.

We recommend omitting the property in the /etc/sysctl.conf file to ensure that enough memory is available for these tools.