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MikaA
25-Oct-2011, 08:16
Joop,

we have several SLES 10/11 servers and we've been having lots of
problems in keeping them up-to-date. It seems that one simply can not
trust the zmd to do its work reliably. I have to check cron output for
every host every morning to see if updating still works or not.
Furthermore, I have to keep track if there is no cron output mail from
some host, which would mean there is something wrong with the cronjob
itself, usually rug.exe gotten stuck and multiple copies of it running
on a host, none of them ever finishing.

Anyway, why is zmd seemingly random losing dropping subscriptions to
update channels, resulting is failed automatic update:

Waking up ZMD...Done
No updates are available.

WARNING: Updates are only visible when you are subscribed to a
catalog.


And the fix is to run the Novell Customer Center configuration,
channels get installed (again) and everything works until it stops
working (again).

Why is this?


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elagrew
25-Oct-2011, 13:46
I too am having issues with the ZMD updating process. I know I am not
the only one now, and I am sure that there are many, many others out
there having issues as well...

I am so frustrated with this patching that Novell has set up, I cannot
even begin to express my anger, frustration and just pure amazement of
why they even have such a flawed system in place. I have almost 30
servers to keep patched scattered all over the world. I simply cannot
do a down server upgrade every time a patch is released. And yet it
seems I need to do that.

Novell, can you please come out wih some clear instructions on the
recommended way to patch...that works! This is getting a little
ridiculous.

--El

MikaA;2148494 Wrote:
> Joop,
>
> we have several SLES 10/11 servers and we've been having lots of
> problems in keeping them up-to-date. It seems that one simply can not
> trust the zmd to do its work reliably. I have to check cron output for
> every host every morning to see if updating still works or not.
> Furthermore, I have to keep track if there is no cron output mail from
> some host, which would mean there is something wrong with the cronjob
> itself, usually rug.exe gotten stuck and multiple copies of it running
> on a host, none of them ever finishing.
>
> Anyway, why is zmd seemingly random losing dropping subscriptions to
> update channels, resulting is failed automatic update:
>
> Waking up ZMD...Done
> No updates are available.
>
> WARNING: Updates are only visible when you are subscribed to a
> catalog.
>
>
> And the fix is to run the Novell Customer Center configuration,
> channels get installed (again) and everything works until it stops
> working (again).
>
> Why is this?


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