Extremely large debug*.log from Patch Deployment Bundles

  • 7013031
  • 09-Aug-2013
  • 12-Nov-2013

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.3
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11.2.3

Situation

In 11.2.3a and ZCM 11.2.3a Monthly Update 1, ZPM debug*.log may grow extremely large.  This happens when deployment bundles are created using advanced options.

Example of repeated lines in logs:

57C5C38A-94FC-4D9A-B100-3BAECDB614D4.plp*QuietMode=1*Chainable=0*DeployOnly=0*Debug=0*RebootIsRequired=1*SuppressReboot=1*SuppressChainReboot=1


Resolution

This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see KB 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at https://support.microfocus.com/kb/doc.php?id=7012027

Workaround: if it is not possible to upgrade to ZCM 11.2.4 at this time, in the interim, Novell has made a Patch  available for testing, in the form of a Field Test File (FTF): it can be obtained at
https://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=-1M6xpoyN20~ as "ZCM/ZPM 11.2.3a and 11.2.3a MU1 fix for four Patch Management issues". This Patch should only be applied if the symptoms above are being experienced, and are causing problems.

This Patch has had limited testing, and should not be used in a production system without first being checked in a test environment. Some Patches have specific requirements for deployment, it is very important to follow any instructions in the readme at the download site. Please report any problems encountered when using this Patch, by using the feedback link on this TID.


Workaround:  Don't use advanced options in deployment bundles, or add an action to deployment bundles to delete the log files after deployment.

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