PATCH_POLICY_ACTIONS_LIMIT on ZPM

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  • 10-Nov-2015
  • 19-Mar-2018

Environment

Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.4.1
Novell ZENworks Patch Management 11.4.1

Situation

In 11.4.1 a new feature is introduced to warn when a patch policy bundle has too many child actions which may impact performance.

This patch policy definition will generate more than 1500 bundle actions, which may significantly impact bundle deployments in a large network. It is recommended that you reduce the scope of this policy definition

How to set the action limit on child bundle actions for ZENworks Patch Management Patch Policy bundles.  NOTE:  The default value is considered acceptable for most environments.  Increasing this number could impact both primary server and agent performance!

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 PATCH_POLICY_ACTIONS_LIMIT name.
  4. Enter actions limit value, which ranges from 100 to 99999 actions.
    Note:  The default if undefined here is 1500 actions
  5. Select OK button.

    Example:




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