Imaging rules break after applying Support Pack 1

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  • 27-Feb-2007
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 - ZDM7
Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 Support Pack 1 - ZDM7 SP1
Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 - ZDM7 Imaging
Novell ZENworks Desktop Management 7 - ZDM7 PreBoot Services (PXE)

Situation

Scenario 1:
Imaging rule contains a video set to "Intel Corporation Unknown device 0x2782" as part of the rule.
PXE detects the rule and downloads the kernel after which the imaging engine returns "no work to do".
Scenario 2:
Imaging rules set to what the SUSE kernel detects as the video "Intel Corporation 82915G Express Chipset Family Graphics Controller", PXE returns error no work and exits the PXE process.
No initrd or linux files downloaded.
Scenario 3:
Unable to"put an image on this workstation on next boot" via the workstation object after upgrading to ZENworks 7 SP1.

Resolution

Fixed in ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Service Pack 1 Interim Release 3a, see KB 3484245 "Updates to Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management" which can be found at Novell Support

A workaround to Scenario 3 above is to select the box "Use this image, instead of the effective policy image or multicast session". Selecting this box will force the automatic PXE boot process to look at the properties of the workstation object, instead of reading any efective imaging rules.

Additional Information

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PXE Detect
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Dumping Workstation Information:
WorkstationInformation.signature ............ ZENWSINF
WorkstationInformation.version .............. 5
WorkstationInformation.length ............... 3640
WorkstationInformation.Chipset .............. Intel Pentium 4 3200 Mhz
WorkstationInformation.Video ................Intel Corporation Unknown device 0x2782
WorkstationInformation.Network ..............Broadcom Corp NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
WorkstationInformation.Soundcard ............Intel Corporation AC '97 Audio Controller
WorkstationInformation.Diskcontroller .......Intel Corporation SATA Controller
WorkstationInformation.HarddriveSizeMB ...... 152587
WorkstationInformation.RAM .................. 2039
WorkstationInformation.MACAddress............ 0011:43c8:e6e7:0000:c0a8:0165
WorkstationInformation.ipAddress ............ 192.168.1.101
WorkstationInformation.BootMedia ............ 0
WorkstationInformation.zenPartitionType...... 0x00
Mon Aug 07 09:18:18 2006 -- [RPF] calling GIW

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SUSE Hardware detect
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Dumping Workstation Information:
WorkstationInformation.signature ............ ZENWSINF
WorkstationInformation.version .............. 5
WorkstationInformation.length ............... 3640
WorkstationInformation.Chipset .............. Intel Pentium 4 3200 Mhz
WorkstationInformation.Video ................Intel Corporation 82915G Express Chipset Family Graphics Controller
WorkstationInformation.Network ..............Broadcom Corp NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
WorkstationInformation.Soundcard ............Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
WorkstationInformation.Diskcontroller .......Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller
WorkstationInformation.HarddriveSizeMB ...... 152587
WorkstationInformation.RAM .................. 2039
WorkstationInformation.MACAddress............ 0011:43c8:e6e7:0000:c0a8:0165
WorkstationInformation.ipAddress ............ 192.168.1.101
WorkstationInformation.BootMedia ............ 3
WorkstationInformation.zenPartitionType...... 0x00
Mon Aug 07 09:26:47 2006 -- [RPWP] PSI size = 528, 528

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