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Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Asset Management 11.2


Whenever a Primary server is upgraded, the file (see "Files" in the zman reference at is overwritten, losing any customization.

If the server uses a non-standard port (not 80 and 443, such as with OES) and the GLOBAL_OPTIONS_FILE parameter is used to specify the port, then after an upgrade, zman may fail with the error
Error:Could not connect to the ZENworks Server using SSL. If you are connecting to a server on a different management zone, use the --cleartext option to connect without SSL because zman will not be able to validate the servers certificate. If the ZENworks Server is running on a port other than 443, use the --port option to specify the correct port. Note that the ZENworks Servers on the OES platform are usually configured on a different port because the port 443 is in use by another application.


take a backup copy of before an upgrade, and copy back afterwards


Reported to Engineering


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  • Document ID:7011396
  • Creation Date:19-NOV-12
  • Modified Date:19-NOV-12
    • NovellZENworks Asset Management
      ZENworks Configuration Management
      ZENworks Endpoint Security Management
      ZENworks Patch Management

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