Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 Service Pack 2 Update 2

  • 7004712
  • 21-Oct-2009
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.4 - ZPM6.4

Situation

This TID contains a summary of the fixes that are intended to be applied on ZPM Update Server 6.4 SP2/SP2a.

Applies To:
  • Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 SP2 (6.4.2.1543)
  • Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 SP2a (6.4.2.1550)

What's New

Aside from a comprehensive Novell SUSE Linux content coverage, the latest Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.4 SP2 offers many new key features and benefits that optimize the management of Windows and non-Windows patch content in a heterogeneous environment, including:

The broadest Novell SUSE Linux content coverage: Now provides the deepest coverage for Novell SUSE Linux content outside of Novell’s native tools to deliver a single automated patch and remediation solution across all systems and servers. The latest version of
Novell ZENworks Patch Management now supports:
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (x86 and x86_64)
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise 9 (x86 and x86_64)

Better management of Windows and non-Windows patches: Novell ZPM’s new content architecture now makes it easier to obtain and manage subscription-based Non-Windows content and prerequisite patches alongside Windows patches and report on them from a single console to reduce TCO.
  • Seamlessly manage 3rd-party vendor credentials via a new Credentials Manager
  • Automatically detect & obtain prerequisite patches
  • Achieve consistent results with vendor tools
  • Obtain patch content faster

Updates released are designed for the ZPM Update Server but may update other components as they are required. Updates include any previous released items, excluding Service Packs and Patches. Any future release will include these Updates.


Notes:

  • It is recommended that updates be tested before entering production environments.
  • Updates cannot be uninstalled via Add/Remove Programs.

Details
Update Name:Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 Update 2 for SP2
Impact:Critical

Pre-Requisites
  • Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 SP2 (6.4.2.1543) or Novell ZENworks Patch Management Update Server 6.4 SP2 (6.4.2.1550)
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3 (See Documentation for SQL Server Edition support)


Resolution



Defect ID
Component
Type
Summary
60664Update ServerFixInstalls may fail when adding additional modules
60670Update ServerFixGroup Inventory Filter may not present correct information
60672Update ServerFixGroup Vulnerability Export may error out
60676Update ServerFixFastPath servers may not presented a unique set of paths to Devices
60679Update ServerFixDeployment Detail page for DAU may not show expanded detail correctly
63606, 65876, 72554SCMPerformance EnhancementGroup Compliance Summary/Detail
65875SCMFixGroup Compliance Summary/Detail may return information outside of the filter
66672Update ServerFixDeployments page may present older deployments which are not valid
72570Update ServerPerformance EnhancementGroup Removal
72578Update ServerPerformance EnhancementDeployments Page
72795Update ServerPerformance EnhancementDatabase Weekly Maintenance
73652SCMFixSCM result may not process after installing SP2
73863Update ServerFixContent may not be placed in a "Not Cached" state after a failure to download
74117Update ServerFixDeploy button from Deployments page is removed
KB 678Update ServerFixIncludes Update 1

Additional Information

FAQ

How do I obtain Update 2?

The file ZPM 6.4 SP2 - Update 2 (
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.4 SP2 Update 2.zip) can be downloaded from the Novell Support Website

How will I know if this patch is applied successfully?
  1. There are two main ways to find out if this has been applied successfully. Add/Remove Programs entry will be present, but it will not be able to be uninstalled. This entry will also show in the inventory of the Update Agent.
  2. The Product Version will change in the Web UI under About and Options > Support to 6.4.2.1573

Where are the installation logs placed during execution?

The installer will create a log at %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\PatchLink\Logs\Lumension PatchLink Update Server 6.4 SP2 Update 2\

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