Since May imaging update, some RealTek NICs won't load for PXE boot

  • 7009081
  • 29-Jul-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management
Novell ZENworks 11 Configuration Management Support Pack 1 - ZCM 11 SP1

Situation

Can't reimage some devices that use RealTek and require r8169 driver.

Resolution

This is fixed in version 11.2 - see KB 7010044 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support
 
For ZCM 11.1: This is fixed in the ZENworks Imaging Update for September 2011 - see KB 7002402 "How to obtain the latest ZENworks Imaging Updates" found at https://www.novell.com/support for details of how to obtain this update.

For ZCM 11.0: This is fixed in the ZENworks Imaging Update for September 2011 - see KB 7002402 "How to obtain the latest ZENworks Imaging Updates" found at https://www.novell.com/support for details of how to obtain this update.

For ZCM 10.3.3: This is fixed in version 10.3.4 - see KB 7008244 "ZENworks Configuration Management 10.3.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://www.novell.com/support

For ZLM.3 IR4: This is fixed in the ZENworks Imaging Update for September 2011 - see KB 7002402 "How to obtain the latest ZENworks Imaging Updates" found at https://www.novell.com/support for details of how to obtain this update.



Workaround:  Try using newid to set the driver to r8168 driver.  For more information on getting and setting newid, see TID 3421576

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