Installing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on OES 2 Linux

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  • 07-Mar-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on Linux Support Pack 1 - ZDML7 SP1
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)

Situation

Installation of ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a on OES 2 fails.

If ZENworks is already installed on OES 1, then upgrading from OES 1 to OES 2 results in removal of ZENworks packages.

Resolution

Novell has released an "overlay" version of ZDM7, ZDM7 SP1 IR2, which can be used to install to OES 2 if you do not already have ZENworks installed. To obtain this file, go to https://download.novell.com and use ZEN7_with_SP1_IR2_DesktopMgmtLinux.iso as the keyword - the file is part of the ZENworks 7 SP1 Suite Release 3 e-Media Kit
If, however, you are upgrading from OES 1, or have previously attempted to install ZENworks, then here are the instructions:
Steps For Installing ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a on OES 2
  1. Install ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 on OES 2. You must not install the Middle Tier Server.
  2. Start /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-inv if it is in any state other than 'running'.
    Start /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-wol if it is in any state other than 'running'.
  3. Run dhost_uninstall.sh which is provided in the ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a build.
  4. Remove the following rpms from ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 build:
    novell-zenworks-xtier*.rpm
    novell-zenworks-zdm-xzen*.rpm
  5. Start/etc/init.d/novell-zdm-inv if it is in any state other than 'running'.
    Start
    /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-wol if it is in any state other than 'running'
    .
  6. Upgrade to ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 by changing to the directory holding the IR1 RPMs and using the command:
    rpm -Fvh *
  7. Upgrade to ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a by changing to the directory holding the IR1 HP2a RPMs and using the command:
    rpm -Fvh *
  8. Run /opt/novell/zenworks/bin/novell-zenworks-inv-restore.sh
  9. Run /opt/novell/bin/zeninvshares.sh and give administrative credentials of the tree in which the server resides.
  10. Start /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-inv if it is in any state other than 'running'.
    Start /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-wol if it is in any state other than 'running'.

Steps for upgrading from OES 1 to OES 2
  1. Ensure that ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 is installed & working on OES 1 server.
  2. Before upgrading the server from OES 1 to OES 2 you must retain the following ZENworks related packages otherwise they will be removed from the server during upgrade.
    Note:Only the default upgrade of OES results in removal of ZEN packages.

    Package List:
    novell-zen-zws-7.0.1-0.i586.rpm
    novell-zenworks-zmgpxeclientfiles-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmgupdate-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-common-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-naldb-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmglibs-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-awsi-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmgservices-dhost-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmgmcast-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-agent-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-version-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-configure-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-xzen-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-myapps-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-invserver-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-invdb-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-wolserver-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmgpolicy-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zmgutils-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-zdm-nalutils-7.0.1-0
    novell-zenworks-sybase-8-2
    novell-zenworks-invrmcommon-7.0.1-0
    novell-proxydhcp-7.0.1-0
  3. Upgrade the server from OES 1 to OES 2 environment.
  4. Rundhost_uninstall.shwhich is provided in the ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a build.
  5. Remove the following rpms from ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 build:
    novell-zenworks-xtier*.rpm
    novell-zenworks-zdm-xzen*.rpm
  6. Start/etc/init.d/novell-zdm-invif it is in any state other than 'running'.
    Start
    /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-wolif it is in any state other than 'running'
    .
  7. Upgrade to ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 by changing to the directory holding the IR1 RPMs and using the command:
    rpm -Fvh *
  8. Upgrade to ZENworks Desktop Management 7 SP1 IR1 HP2a by changing to the directory holding the IR1 HP2a RPMs and using the command:
    rpm -Fvh *
  9. Run/opt/novell/zenworks/bin/novell-zenworks-inv-restore.sh
  10. Run/opt/novell/bin/zeninvshares.shand give administrative credentials of the tree in which the server resides.
  11. Start/etc/init.d/novell-zdm-invif it is in any state other than 'running'.
    Start
    /etc/init.d/novell-zdm-wolif it is in any state other than 'running'.

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