ZLM agent will wake-up when system is being remoted via ssh

  • 7004584
  • 01-Oct-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012


Novell ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management - ZLM7.3


When an ssh connection is made to a system, the ZLM agent will wake-up.


WORKAROUND:   Create a dummy file in the place of the zen-event-watcher so it will not start when the novell-zmd process is loaded.

  1. Stop the agent 
    /etc/init.d/novell-zmd  stop
  2. Move the original file 
    mv  /usr/lib/zmd/zen-event-watcher /usr/lib/zmd/zen-event-watcher.org
  3. Create the dummy file 
    touch /usr/lib/zmd/zen-event-watcher
  4. Make it executable 
    chmod +x /usr/lib/zmd/zen-event-watcher
  5. Start the agent 
    /etc/init.d/novell-zmd  start


Reported to Engineering

Additional Information

The zen-event-watcher listens to system login events. These login events are used specific to schedules for policies.