NAL Application Object DS creation process during TED NAL distribution.

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  • 23-Apr-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks for Servers 2.0.
Novell ZENworks for Servers 3.0.
Novell Distribution (NAL).
Novell ZENworks 6.5 Server Management Support Pack 2 - ZSM6.5 SP2 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)
Novell ZENworks 7 Server Management Support Pack 1 - ZSM7 SP1 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)


NAL Application Object DS creation process during TED NAL distribution.


Q. When the Distributor kicks off the POST Process for a NAL Ted App Object to get extracted by the Subscriber, who actually creates the object in the Tree? It is understandable that the Distributor initiating the process and even creating the app object if it is the Replica Ring involved, but who creates it where the Distributor does not have a copy of the Replica involved ? The Leaf subscriber, the Master of that Replica Ring, or just one of the Read/Writes?

A. In ZfS3, after the distribution has been extracted, the subscriber logs into eDir using its own Subscriber Object and creates the app object and assigns appropriate rights to that object. It is important to note that the subscriber object needs to have rights in eDir to its working context as defined in the General Tab. If you define the working context during install, the subscriber will already have the correct rights to its working context.

With ZfS2, the subscriber would notify the distributor that it had finished extracting the distribution. Then the distributor created the object by logging into the tree using a 'Power User' (hidden object, see TID 10057038) that is (the distributor) created in eDir (during install) and then creating the new app object.

As far as determining which replica it chooses, unless the replica resides on the server where the service is running, there is no guarantee to which replica the data will be written.

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Formerly known as TID# 10084004