Can't refresh distributor remotely

  • 7002603
  • 09-Feb-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Server Management Support Pack 1 - ZSM7 SP1 Tiered Electronic Distribution (TED)


After copying zfs-startup.xml to distribution server from a subscriber, can't refresh the distributor using ConsoleOne.
ERROR: Unable to perform the remote call.  Make sure the following remote servers have ZENworks Server Management running properly:
ERROR (from ConsoleOne debug screen using -windowout -debug): Failed getting remote XMLRPC security state and port


Check that the zfs-startup.xml has the following tags specific to distributor: DistributorDN, Password, Database.
For example:
<Parameter Name="DistributorDN"></Parameter>
<Parameter Name="Password">distributor_password</Parameter>
<Parameter Name="Database">Server Management</Parameter>
assuming that is good and includes port and security false settings.

Additional Information

After illegal server stop, occasionally zfs-startup.xml becomes 0 bytes.  It's a good idea to back it up after install for safekeeping.