ZENworks Remote SSH to Linux device fails when Java is upgraded to Java 7 Update 51 (released January 14 2014)

  • 7014169
  • 23-Nov-2013
  • 21-Jan-2014


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2


Oracle released Java 7 update 51 on the 14th of January 2014. After upgrading to that version, launching a Remote SSH session from ZENworks Control Center fails.


A fix for this issue is intended to be included in a future update to the product: however, in the interim, Novell has made a Patch available for testing, as part of a Monthly patch update: it can be obtained at https://download.novell.com/Download?buildid=Rbs5fYlojj0~ as "ZCM 11.2.4 Monthly Update 1 - see TID 7014163". This update should only be applied if the symptoms above are being experienced, and are causing problems.

Please report any problems encountered when using this Patch, by using the feedback link on this TID.


https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/entry/new_security_requirements_for_rias - the current jar file that is used for ZENworks Remote SSH does not have the required Manifest.