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Martin Irwin

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A Bit About Martin

Martin is now working at Blue Coat Systems as their Technical Support Engineer. He previously supported BorderManager, MPR and ManageWise, among other things at Novell. He has a degree in Computer Information Science, an Associate Degree in Electronic Engineering, CLP, CNI, Master CNE, CLE.

The Complete Works of Martin

27 Apr 2007
CPK/SPK Database
Here is a current list of CPKs/SPKs. If you have a CPK or SPK you would like to add to the list, submit them here. And if you are looking for a CPK that isn't on the list, request it and we'll add it to the Wish List and see if anyone wants to step up and create it for all those lovely Novell Rewards points.

24 Oct 2006
ZENworks Handheld Management Install and Upgrade Methodologies
In today's business environment, manually managing servers for periodic updates, installations, and tasks is impractical. It is a well known fact that automating repetitive tasks can significantly lower a system's total cost of ownership. This article shows how the award-winning Novell ZENworks software can tier, schedule and automate the distribution of Novell patches.

24 Oct 2006
ZENworks Handheld Management Install CPK
Automatically install or upgrade ZENworks Handheld Management.

13 Sep 2006
Cool Blog: Using ZENworks Server Management to Install or Upgrade to eDirectory 8.8
Novell's Martin Irwin has been busy in his mad scientist lab, cooking up a way to easily install or upgrade to eDirectory 8.8 via ZENworks CPKs.

05 Sep 2006
Automating the Installation or Upgrade of eDirectory 8.8 sp1
In today's business environment, manually managing servers for periodic updates, installations, and tasks is impractical. It is a well known fact that automating repetitive tasks can significantly lower a system's total cost of ownership. This AppNote shows how the award-winning Novell ZENworks software can tier, schedule and automate the distribution of Novell patches. With ZENworks 7 Server Management with SP1 Policy and Distribution Services, you can use Novell templates for sending patches out, tailor them to suit a particular environment, or even write and compile your own patches for any third-party software you may run on your servers. Almost any software patch can be programmed into a ZENworks Server Management Server Software Package. Must-read for anyone who patches more than once in awhile.

31 Aug 2006
edir-new-cpks.zip
Installs a new eDirectory 8.8 Tree on a Windows server.

31 Aug 2006
edir-exist-cpks.zip
edir-exist-cpks for Automating the Installation or Upgrade of eDirectory 8.8 sp1

12 Jan 2006
Automating your Patches on ZENworks 6.5 Desktop Management
Freshly Updated: Martin Irwin shows you the ready-made Compiled Packages (CPKs) Novell provides now for ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5. He discusses the patching methodologies of patching Backend and Middle Tier services for both the Windows and NetWare Operating systems. Dive right into the design of each CPK and recommended Best Practice for using each one in this outstanding white paper.

11 Nov 2005
Upgrading NetWare 6.0 Servers to OES using ZENworks Server Management
Freshly added - instructions for ZENworks 7! Check out these white papers from Martin Irwin -- ZENworks Server Management Upgrading and Patching Methodologies. Among other things, these papers includes instructions for how to use ZENworks to upgrade to Open Enterprise Server, apply NetWare patches, and a whole raft of other essential tasks.

21 Sep 2005
Automating eDirectory Updates with ZENworks
Check out this new feature in the eDirectory patch 8.7.3.4. You can use ZENworks server management to automate e-Directory patches. And it works for Windows or Netware! Find out more here ...

16 Aug 2005
Using ZENworks 7 to Patch and Upgrade Your Servers
Freshly Updated with template files. -- Here's a great new white paper from Novell's Martin Irwin that explains how to use ZENworks to tier, schedule and automate the distribution of Novell patches as well as almost any software patch you might encounter. Come see how to use Novell templates for sending patches out, tailor them to suit a particular environment, or even write and compile your own patches for any third-party software you may run on your servers. Must read!

27 Apr 2005
eDir873x_NetWare_Patch_ZFS.spk
SPK ? allows you to customize and then patch eDIrectory 8.7.3 on NetWare.

31 Mar 2005
JavaUpgrade.spk
Upgrades the NetWare JVM

03 Mar 2005
eDir873x_Win32_Patch_ZFS.spk
SPK ? allows you to customize and then patch eDirectory 8.7.3 on Windows servers.

30 Aug 2004
ZFS65_REMMGMT.CPK
Install remote Management for ZENworks server Management.

30 Aug 2004
ZFS65_INVSPAGN.CPK
Install Inventory agent for ZENworks server Management.

30 Aug 2004
ZFS65_INVREM.spk
Install Inventory and remote Management for ZENworks server Management

30 Aug 2004
InvAgent.spk
InvAgent.spk

25 Aug 2004
302agentpatch.cpk
Installs the ZENworks Server Management MMS agent-3.02

25 Aug 2004
302agentpatch.spk
A SPK that allows to you customize then compile the CPK for the ZENworks server Management Agent-3.02.

14 Jul 2004
ZFS302_nw65_PDSfix.cpk
A fix- it CPK for 3.02 servers only- see 3.02 documentation for more info.

14 Jul 2004
BOOTP.cpk
Installs Bootp.

02 Apr 2004
TrendingAgent.spk
Installs the Advanced Trending agent for ZENworks Server Management.

02 Apr 2004
traffic-agnt.spk
Installs the Traffic Management for ZENworks server Management.

02 Apr 2004
serv-mgmt.spk
Installs the Traffic Management for ZENworks server Management ? SPK allows for customization.

03 Oct 2002
w2ksp3.spk
SPK-Allow you to compile a CPK to patch Windows servers


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