Understanding ZCM Bundle Schedules

  • 7001543
  • 07-Oct-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management with Support Pack 1 - 10.1 Bundles
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Bundles

Situation

Understanding ZCM Bundle Schedules

Resolution

In a Windows bundle, there are different “action sets”: Install, Launch, Verify, Uninstall, Terminate.

 

The “Distribution Schedule” schedule ONLY controls when content is copied from the content repository to the agent cache folder. The “Distribution Schedule” does NOT determine when any actions or "action sets" in the bundle are run.

 

In the “Distribution Schedule”, the “Install Immediately after Distribution" check box will run all actions in the "Install" action set after distribution.

 

In the “Distribution Schedule”, t he “Launch Immediately after Distribution" check box runs all actions in the "Launch" action set after all actions in the “Install” action set are finished running.

 

The “Launch Schedule” controls when all actions in the “Launch” action set are run.

 

When a bundle is launched, it first checks if the bundle is distributed and installed before launching. So if a bundle is not distributed, the agent first distributes the bundle, then installs it by running every action in the “Install” action set, then launches it by running every action in the “Launch” action set.

 

When a bundle is launched it obeys the internal execution order:

Distribute -> Install --> Launch.