TFTP Replication Settings

The tftp directory contains files such as configuration files and binaries used by ZENworks to perform imaging tasks. The directory is located on the Imaging server in /srv/ on Linux and in installation_path\novell\zenworks\share\ on Windows.

ZENworks 11 allows you to replicate the changes made to the tftp directory on other Imaging servers (Primary Servers or Satellites with the Imaging role).

You can configure the replication settings at three levels:

To replicate the changes made to the tftp directory from the Primary Server to all the Imaging servers (Primary Servers or Satellites with the Imaging role) in the Management Zone:

  1. In the Master Primary Server to Start the TFTP Replication field, specify or click Browse Icon to browse for and select the Primary Imaging server whose tftp directory changes you want to replicate on all other servers in the zone.

    Ensure that there is no circular dependency on the selected Primary Server. For more information on how to resolve a circular dependency, see the ZENworks 11 Preboot Services and Imaging Reference.

    NOTE:If you choose a Linux Imaging server as the master Primary Server, ensure that all the files that are manually added to the /srv/tftp/ directory on the master Primary Server have the zenworks ownership. To change the ownership of a file to zenworks, use the chown zenworks:zenworks filename command.

  2. (Conditional) If you do not want to replicate the tftp directory changes on any server in the zone, click Add in the Excluded Servers pane, and select the server to be excluded.

    The server is added to the Excluded Servers list.

  3. Configure the schedule when you want the tftp directory changes to be replicated on the servers. You can set up a schedule and as well as immediately start the replication.

    • To immediately start the tftp directory replication, click Start Now in the TFTP Folder Replication field.

    • To set up a schedule:

      1. In the Schedule Type field, select one of the following schedules:

      2. Fill in the fields.

        For details about the fields, click the appropriate schedule listed above.

  4. Click OK.

    The tftp directory changes are replicated on all the servers in the zone except for the servers that are in the Excluded Servers list.

    NOTE:The imaging content is replicated on the Satellites as per the Content Replication schedule.

  5. (Optional) To view the replication status, click Show Status in the TFTP Replication Status field.

    The status is displayed in the Replication Status dialog box.

If two TFTP replication tasks are consecutively performed on a device and if the second task is triggered prior to the completion of the first task, only the changes in the last triggered replication (which is cumulative of the first and the second tasks) are applied on the device.

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