Novell ZENworks Patch Management Server 6.4 Service Pack 2 Update 4

  • 7008238
  • 30-Mar-2011
  • 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 Novell ZENworks Patch Management Server 6.4 SP2 Update 2.

Applies To:

Novell ZENworks Patch Management Server 6.4 SP2 (6.4.2.1543) & Novell ZENworks Patch Management Server 6.4 SP2a (6.4.2.1550)

Introduction

Updates released by Novell are designed for 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 Server 6.4 Update 4 for SP2
Impact: Critical

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

What's Fixed

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 2

Resolution

How do I obtain Update 4?
Apply the following patch: B - Novell ZENworks Patch Management Server 6.4 Service Pack 2 Update 4 (Manual Install) (See Notes)

How will I know if this patch is applied successfully?
There are two main ways to find out if this has been applied successfully.
  1. 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 6.4.2.1591
Where are the installation logs placed during execution?
The installer will create a log at %ProgramFiles%\Common Files\Novell\Logs\Novell ZENworks Patch Management 6.4 SP2 Update 4

Additional Information

This update will delete your mandatory baseline, and your deployment history.  This is because of the changes to the underlying architecture needed for Novell ZPM's New Content Architecture (see TID 7004841

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