Setting for ZPM Subscription Download timeout

  • 7016971
  • 09-Nov-2015
  • 09-Nov-2015

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.4
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11.4

Situation

In 11.4 and later a new system variable is introduced to configure socket time out on subscription downloads.  This is the process to configure the ZPM CONNECTION_TIMEOUT system variable in Novell ZENworks. This system variable will enable the adjustment of URL connection timeout duration when downloading patch files (signatures, packages & payloads). Using this system variable can be beneficial when operating in a slow or intermittent network environment.

Resolution

  1. In ZENworks Control Center (ZCC) navigate to the System Variables page via Configuration -> Device Management -> System Variables
  2. Select Add menu option.
  3. Enter CONNECTION_TIMEOUT name.
  4. Enter timeout value in seconds, which ranges from 0 (infinite) to 3600 secs (1 hour).
    Note:  The default if undefined here is 60 seconds
  5. Select OK button.

    Example:



  6. The URL connection timeout value is now set and will be used for any future downloads.

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