If you plan to re-image your migrated workstations after installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent (which replaces the traditional ZENworks agent), you do not need to migrate images. If you want to use previous images, you need to migrate them.
Click (the Migration Tool Settings icon), then do the following:
To overwrite existing Image objects in the ZENworks database, click, then select the option.
WARNING:This overwrites any existing Image objects in the database, including those that were previously migrated.
Theoption allows you to dramatically improve performance on large migrations by not storing the local history.
To overwrite the existing image file on the content server, click, then select the option.
When you are migrating an image object whose image file already exists in the content server, select theoption to overwrite the image file. This option is disabled by default.
Clickto exit the dialog box.
Clickin the field.
To model the migration, do the following:
In thepanel, navigate the eDirectory contexts to locate the imaging objects to be migrated. To stop listing of the objects in the , click .
Only the contexts containing valid imaging objects are displayed for browsing. Valid images are for standard, scripted, and multicast session images. Add-on images are not migrated.
If necessary, right-click anywhere in thepanel to create a folder for the objects to be queued for migration, then select .
The actual .zmg image files are copied to an imaging directory on the imaging server (the current Primary Server) when you migrate the eDirectory imaging information. The folders you create here are for the eDirectory information that is used to create the imaging bundles in Configuration Management.
IMPORTANT:The administrator performing the migration of images must have sufficient file rights to read the imaging files.
You can create as many folders as needed, including nesting them. This structure is created in the ZENworks database and is viewable as folders in ZENworks Control Center; however, the folders are not created until you click thebutton.
You might want to determine the folder structure for your imaging objects, and create and migrate those folders before queueing imaging objects to them.
You can also migrate existing eDirectory containers and all of their imaging objects (including subcontainers). The containers are converted into folders holding all of the imaging objects that exist in eDirectory under them. If you select a container in thepanel and drag it to the panel, all subcontainers and their imaging objects are also placed in the panel in their respective folders.
After queueing a container in thepanel, you can individually delete queued items that you don’t want to migrate by selecting the items, right-clicking them, then selecting . You are asked to confirm the deletion.
In thepanel, select the imaging objects or containers to be migrated and drag them into the panel.
This queues the items for migration.
You can use the Ctrl and the arrow keys or Shift and the arrow keys to select multiple items.
As you drag items from one panel to the other, the items listed in thepanel are automatically sorted.
If you drag an item multiple times, it is only queued once.
If you migrate incrementally, you should queue only the objects that you want to migrate at this time because all items that are queued in thepanel are migrated when you click the button.
On thetab, the number of items you are migrating (copied to the panel) is represented in parentheses on the tab’s label.
Thefield on the tab displays information related to the items selected for migration. For example, the ZENworks Migration Utility might adjust the object name in Configuration Management because of characters in the eDirectory name that cannot be used in Configuration Management, such as a colon (:), which is replaced with an underscore (_) character.
Repeat Step 3 as necessary to locate and queue all of the imaging objects that you want to migrate at this time.
IMPORTANT:Every imaging object that you queue in thepanel is migrated when you click the button.
Review your selections in thepanel.
You can navigate the folders to view the imaging objects that are queued for migration.
To delete items from the migration queue, select the items and click the icon.
You can use the Ctrl and the arrow keys or Shift and the arrow keys to select multiple items for deletion. This includes folders and their contents.
Items queued for migration have their icons and texts dimmed. If you select dimmed items for deletion, they are only deleted from the queue.
WARNING:If you select colored items (with teal or black text), they are deleted from the ZENworks database and are no longer available in ZENworks Control Center.
To migrate all of the dimmed items displayed in thepanel, including all dimmed items contained in subfolders, click the button.
The following information applies to the Migration Utility during or after the migration process:
Focus is immediately moved to thetab, where you can view the sequential progress of the migration.
Thecolumn displays a progress bar for each item being migrated. The overall progress bar is at the bottom of the screen.
Thetab displays all of the items that were migrated. This list is updated dynamically as the items are migrated. You can click back and forth between the and tabs during the migration process. You can also right-click anywhere in the tab’s panel and select to refresh the view with items that might not yet be displayed, but are migrated.
Thetab displays all of the migrated objects, with their texts in teal color after being migrated, in both the and panels.
The teal color persists, so the next time you open the Migration Utility and navigate thecontexts and folders, you can see what you have previously migrated.
Objects that failed migration continue to be displayed with their icons dimmed.
Instructions for handling failed migration items are covered in Step 8.
During migration, a temporary working folder is created on the workstation for each image being migrated. These folders are deleted as each image is successfully migrated.
After the migration has completed, do the following as needed:
Review the teal-colored items in both of thepanels to determine whether you need to queue any other items for migration or delete any previously migrated items from the panel.
You can also use thetab to discover this information.
To delete any items listed in thepanel, select them and click .
WARNING:Thepanel displays both previously migrated data with teal-colored text and items with black-colored text that were either created in ZENworks Control Center or migrated from a different workstation. The delete option () can be used on both. Therefore, it is possible to delete previously existing items from Configuration Management that were never migrated. This includes folders in ZENworks Control Center and all data contained under them.
On thetab, click the button for each item that failed to migrate, and determine the best course of action. You can either fix the problem and migrate the item, or you can delete it from the tab, which also deletes it from the queue in the panel.
To view only those items that failed, right-click anywhere in the panel and selectto filter the listed items. This listing is maintained only for the current task.
If you have failed items that you do not want to migrate, you can delete only those that are queued (still dimmed) from the queue in thepanel. Right-click anywhere on the tab and select .
This empties thetab listing. It also deletes only the queued items not yet migrated from the panel listing.
WARNING:If you selectin the panel instead, this deletes all listed items from both the panel and the tab, as well as from the ZENworks database, effectively removing them from ZENworks Control Center. To delete only the queued (not yet migrated) items by using , it is safest to do so from the tab.
When you are satisfied with the migration results, continue with one of the following:
To migrate other images, continue with Step 3.
To migrate policies, click Step 3: Policies in the field.
To migrate zone settings, click Step 4: Zone Settings in the field.
To migrate workstations, click Step 5: Workstations in the field.
To migrate associations, click Step 6: Associations in the field.
If you have completed all eDirectory object and association migrations, clean up your traditional ZENworks installation by continuing with Section 5.14, Managing Your Traditional ZENworks Installation.
NOTE:After migrating to ZENworks 11 Configuration Management , you must use the novell-proxydhcp service to perform Imaging operations in the PXE mode. If you use the BOOTP ports, 66 and 67, to perform Imaging operations, the operation fails with an error. For more information, see ZENworks 11 SP2 Preboot Services and Imaging Reference.