System Update overwrites zman-config.properties

  • 7011396
  • 19-Nov-2012
  • 19-Nov-2012

Environment

Novell ZENworks Endpoint Security Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11
Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2
Novell ZENworks Asset Management 11.2

Situation

Whenever a Primary server is upgraded, the zman-config.properties file (see "Files" in the zman reference at https://www.novell.com/documentation/zenworks11/zen11_utils/data/bookinfo.html) is overwritten, losing any customization.

If the server uses a non-standard port (not 80 and 443, such as with OES) and the GLOBAL_OPTIONS_FILE parameter is used to specify the port, then after an upgrade, zman may fail with the error
Error:Could not connect to the ZENworks Server using SSL. If you are connecting to a server on a different management zone, use the --cleartext option to connect without SSL because zman will not be able to validate the servers certificate. If the ZENworks Server is running on a port other than 443, use the --port option to specify the correct port. Note that the ZENworks Servers on the OES platform are usually configured on a different port because the port 443 is in use by another application.

Resolution

Workaround:
take a backup copy of zman-config.properties before an upgrade, and copy back afterwards

Status

Reported to Engineering

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