Adding custom options to the Collector to disable/enable tests

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  • 13-Jun-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Asset Management 3.3 - ZAM3.3
Novell ZENworks Asset Management 7 - ZAM7
Novell ZENworks 7.5 Asset Management - ZAM7.5

Situation

There may be situations that you need to enable or disable a specific collector test. In most instances this will done via a request of Technical support. For instance, the collector may be hanging on a hardware test and you would like that test disabled until a fix for the collector can be provided.

Resolution

There are two ways to accomplish this.
1. Within the Collector options, Advanced button add a single option or can add multiple options by separating each one with a semicolon i.e., disable:208; PrimaryUser:Always.
2. Create a text file named OPTIONS.TXT. This file needs to be placed within the collector's install \bin directory.
Each command needs to be on it's own line. For example:
Diagnostic
PrimaryUser:Always
The file can be copied to an individual machine or several and can use a software distribution package to push out to specific machines if necessary.

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