Distributor hangs when unable to determine channel expiration

  • 3000677
  • 18-Aug-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Server Management 6.5 - ZSM6.5 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)
Novell ZENworks Server Management 7 - ZSM7 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)


When the channel schedule was met the distributions were fired off but never completed.
The distributor appears to hang and needs to be restarted.
No more event information is getting updated in iManager.
Error: Unable to determine the channel expiration time.


The channel schedule was straddling midnight. As a workaround, change the schedule to end before 12:00 pm.
For ZSM7: Fixed in ZENworks 7 with SP1 Server Management, available at https://download.novell.com
For ZSM6.5 SP2: fixed in ZENworks 6.5 Server Management SP2 IR1a or newer found at https://download.novell.com

Bug Number

165398 155583