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Agent update 1 for ZENworks 11.1

This document (7009257) is provided subject to the disclaimer at the end of this document.

Environment

Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management Support Pack 1 - ZCM 11 SP1

Situation

Some important issues have been identified after the initial release of ZCM 11.1 which are being experienced by a substantial number of sites.


Resolution

Only Zones that have been installed or upgraded  using the original ZCM 11.1 ISO need this fix

"Agent update 1 for ZENworks 11.1" is a System Update that can be applied to affected agents to automatically apply the fixes for the issues shown below. 
TID 7008974 Managed devices casa corruption after reinstall or system update
TID 7009174 ZCM 11 SP1 - Launching Bundle from the Start Menu requires "Right Click and Open" for Windows XP
TID 7009265 Serial number mismatch after re-image
TID 7009392 ZCM 11.1 - bundle icons can only be seen in the Application (NAL) Window
TID 7009393 ZCM 11.1 - ZENworks Adaptive Agent icon missing in Windows Explorer
TID 7009394 ZCM 11.1 - wrong icon displayed for NAL folders in Start Menu

ZENworks11SP1a.iso (available at http://download.novell.com) can be used to update an existing ZCM 11.1 zone to include the fixes in "Agent update 1 for ZENworks 11.1" so that new agents already have the fixes included.

The Additional Information section of this TID contains a matrix to show the best way to upgrade, depending on the current versions in use

The following links lead to details of the 2 steps required:


Note: only agents from a zone upgraded or installed with the original ZENworks 11 SP1 Configuration Management ISO are affected (see the Additional Information section for version details). Agents from a zone upgraded or installed with the file ZENworks11SP1a.iso (available at http://download.novell.com) are not affected; applying this update to devices that were from a zone upgraded or installed with the ZENworks11SP1a.iso is not necessary, but will not cause any issues.

Deploying this update to devices that have agents earlier than 11.1 will result in an automatic upgrade of the device to ZCM 11.1 first: this may result in two updates and two reboots for Windows devices (one to apply ZCM 11.1, and a second to apply the agent update) if the zone does not have the ZCM 11.1a deployment packages (see below).

Deploying this update to a Primary server will automatically update the agent, and rebuild the deployment packages
A Windows device correctly updated with Update 1 has an Agent version of 11.1.0.12959 and the following component versions (seen in the Z-Icon, Agent Status page)

Version
Asset Management11.1.0.10525
Bundle Management11.1.0.13643
Endpoint Security Management11.1.0.10469
Image Management11.1.0.10525
Inventory Management11.1.0.10525
Patch Management11.1.0.10525
Policy Management11.1.0.10525
Remote Management11.1.0.10525
User Management11.1.0.10447















A Linux device correctly updated with Update 1 has an Agent version of 11.1.0.11233 (Agent components are unchanged at version 11.1.0)

When all devices have been upgraded, if the zone has been updated with "Update for ZENworks (11.1a)" (see below) this System Update can safely be deleted.


Note: this process does not upgrade any device that already has the ZCM 11.1 agent - the system update "Agent update 1 for ZENworks 11.1" must be used for such devices, and should be applied to all devices, including Primary Servers
  1. download ZENworks11SP1a.iso from http://download.novell.com
  2. remove  "Update for ZENworks (11.1)" under "Available System Updates" from the System update page via ZCC. ("Available System Updates" under ZCC > Configuration> System Updates).
  3. mount the ISO image on a Primary server, or burn the image to physical media and mount on a Primary server
  4. At the command prompt, run the following command to import the update: 
    Windows: zman sui [mounted drive]\Common - e.g., 
    zman sui D:\Common
    Linux: zman sui [mounted drive]/Common - e.g., 
    zman sui /media/ZENworks11SP1a.iso/Common
  5. When the import has finished downloading (see ZCC > Configuration> System Updates) authorize the update
    zman suaz "Update for ZENworks (11.1a)"
  6. When the status for the update is "Ready" the authorization process is complete
  7. As usual, allow time for replication of the updated content to finish before deployment to other devices (this can be checked by looking at the "Content Replication Status" on the "Release Details" page for the update (ZCC > Configuration> System Updates> Update for ZENworks (11.1a))
  8. If "Agent update 1 for ZENworks 11.1" has been applied to the Primary server, it is not necessary to rebuild the deployment packages at this stage.

Additional Information

10.3.x Zone
What to do to move on to 11.1a
10.3.x Server
Use 11.1a ISO media to upgrade
10.3.x Agent
Use 11.1a System Update (import from ISO) to update.


11.0 Zone
What to do to move on to 11.1a
11.0 Server
Use 11.1a ISO to upgrade
10.3.x Agent
Use 11.1a System Update (imported from ISO during upgrade) to update.
11.0 Agent
Use 11.1a System Update (imported from ISO during upgrade) to update.


11.1 Zone
What to do to move on to 11.1a
11.1 Server
Use "Agent Update 1 for 11.1" to update agent running on server.
10.3.x Agent
Use 11.1a System Update (imported from ISO) to update. Delete 11.1 System Update prior to this. Alternatively, "Agent Update 1 for 11.1" if the deployment packages have been updated on the primary server.
11.0 Agent
Use 11.1a System Update (imported from ISO) to update. Delete 11.1 System Update prior to this. Alternatively, "Agent Update 1 for 11.1" if the deployment packages have been updated on the primary server.
Updated or Freshly installed 11.1 Agent in a 11.1 zone
Use "Agent Update 1 for 11.1" to update agents to 11.1a.



Agents built from the original ZCM 11.1 will have an Agent version of 11.1.0.10447, and the following component versions


Version
Asset Management11.1.0.10525
Bundle Management11.1.0.10525
Endpoint Security Management11.1.0.10469
Image Management11.1.0.10525
Inventory Management11.1.0.10525
Patch Management11.1.0.10525
Policy Management11.1.0.10525
Remote Management11.1.0.10525
User Management11.1.0.10447














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  • Document ID:7009257
  • Creation Date:30-AUG-11
  • Modified Date:30-APR-12
    • NovellZENworks Configuration Management

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