ZSM Distributor crashing nightly during distribution, error: "Too many files opened"

  • 7007756
  • 02-Feb-2011
  • 05-Jun-2012


Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management on Linux Support Pack 1 - ZDML7 SP1


Distributor crashing nightly during distribution, error: "Too many files opened "


Use the OS limits.conf settings to increase the open file limits:
Make a backup copy of /etc/security/limits.conf file.
Change the /etc/security/limits.conf by adding a zenworks entry.
Example from limits.conf :
#*                             soft       core               0
#*                             hard       rss                10000
#@student                       hard       nproc              20
#@faculty                       soft       nproc              20
#@faculty                       hard       nproc              50
#ftp                           hard       nproc              0
#@student                       -          maxlogins          4
zenworks                       -          nofile             16384
*                              soft       nofile             16380
*                              hard       nofile             50000
After editing the limits.conf is complete and the file is saved, restart the server.

Additional Information

Error from zfs-pds-ted.log:
2011.01.26 22:32:50 [TED:Event Processing] java.net.SocketException: Too many files open at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.socketAccept(Native Method)
 at java.net.PlainSocketImpl.accept(Unknown Source)
 at java.net.ServerSocket.implAccept(Unknown Source)
 at java.net.ServerSocket.accept(Unknown Source)
 at com.novell.application.zenworks.ted.net.WorkOrderServer$NoPortBrokerFactory.getSocket(WorkOrderServer.java:1239)
 at com.novell.application.zenworks.ted.net.WorkOrderServer.run(WorkOrderServer.java:179)  "