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Upgrading to ZCM 11.2.x when using external OEM Sybase database on Linux

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Novell ZENworks Asset Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11.2
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11


Upgrading ZCM from 11.2 (11.2, 11.2 MU1 or 11.2 MU2) to 11.2.x

Zone uses external (Remote OEM) Sybase database on SLES 11 (see

The upgrade fails with errors:
Status: ERROR
                          Additional Notes: ERROR - DB Creation (
/opt/novell/zenworks/share/sybase/bin/dbinit ) tool failed with return code: 1

Status: ERROR
                          Additional Notes: ERROR - ConfigureAction failed!:
org.hibernate.exception.GenericJDBCException: Cannot open connection


For ALL external (Remote OEM) Sybase database on SLES 11 upgrades from ZCM 11.2 to 11.2.x, obtain sybase-asa-12.0.1-3723.i586.rpm from "ZCM 11.2.1 - RPM to upgrade database to ZCM 11.2.x when using external OEM Sybase on Linux" and follow the instructions provided at the download site.

If omitted during the update, this file may be applied afterwards.

Additional Information

Note this does not affect Sybase databases running on SLES 10


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  • Document ID:7010332
  • Creation Date:28-JUN-12
  • Modified Date:16-MAY-13
    • NovellZENworks Asset Management
      ZENworks Configuration Management
      ZENworks Endpoint Security Management
      ZENworks Patch Management

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