ZENworks Management Daemon (zmd) fails to start after installation

  • 3008629
  • 03-May-2006
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks Linux Management 7 Linux Management - ZLM7
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


Install ZMD agent manually with switch to register to a specific ZONE with a specific registration key.
Agent will not start

Deleted the /var/run/zmd.pid yet still not sucessful


After Launching zmd from /opt/novell/zenworks/sbin/zmd -n to debug the ZMD agent the following was found:
DEBUG: [04/18/2006 09:28:35] ServiceManager  Mounting Initial Services
DEBUG: [04/18/2006 09:28:35] ServiceManager  Adding service (keeping if fail): \
ZMD: Unhandled Exception: System.UriFormatException: URI scheme must start with a letter.

Checking the /etc/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/initial-service shows:

Editing the file to remove the leading "\" and restarting ZMD corrected the problem