I decided to move my Corporate Blogs from Novell Cool Blogs to Novell Cool Solutions. I announced this in October; this month I started the move. Why move? Mainly the volume of postings and the amount of traffic at Cool Blogs compared with Cool Solutions. Cool Blogs started as the first open, unfiltered blog from […]
Novell has a fantastic demo suite known as Utopia – listen to this Novell Open Audio Podcast for details. Novell PartnerNet Novell Demos (requires PartnerNet login) One issue that was reported by the field was that running Windows 2003 server on VMware workstation with ZENworks Configuration Management would sometimes cause the ZENworks services not to […]
A long title for a short post. The default agent deployment packages created during Primary Server installation are hard coded to the Fully Qualified DNS Name and the static IP address of your server. All well and good for a single server; but what about: DNS round robin servers behind static NAT etc Here’s how […]
More how-to guides. This one is turning on ZCM agent-side debugging. First set the zmd logging to be at debug level; there are two ‘true’ settings in the conf file: %ZENWORKS_HOME%conflogger-zmd-conf.xml <configuration><log4net> <!–Appender to log event to console–> <appender name=”ConsoleAppender” type=”log4net.Appender.ConsoleAppender”> <param name=”Threshold” value=”DEBUG” /> <layout type=”Novell.Zenworks.Logger.SimpleLayout, Novell.Zenworks.Logger”></layout> </appender> <!–This section is used […]
Scott Adams wrote: Yesterday I was creating a Dilbert comic that will run in August. In the first panel, Dogbert needed to describe his job as VP of marketing. How do you do that in the fewest words? Here was my solution. Feel free to leave your own comments..
I spent some time this morning on the forums for the ZCM open beta. A frequent comment is regarding downloading the ZCM ISO – it’s 4GB in size. I recommend testing the md5 hash – I use Digest IT 2004.
We’re growing! There are a few open opportunities within the ZENworks Business Unit for Product Managers. Ideally we are looking for people who can ‘hit the ground running’. If you need any additional information – or if you want to apply – get in touch via the Novell email address. [Edit – the role would […]
Someone will get upset at this… Ah well. Here’s my collection of stuff for an email I’m writing later. Just examples of ‘crap and bloated’. First – one of my favourite examples from last year; Moishe Lettvin on the Vista Shutdown button: The whole blog post was mentioned on Joel on Software (a great read; even for […]
ZENworks Configuration Management is currently in beta – one of the new pieces of the product is the ability to control and configure the client and the server environment wholly from the command line. By default the command line tool – zman – picks up the server locale. In some cases it is useful to […]
I’m in Provo sitting in on the first round of formal training for the two new products ZENworks Orchestration Server and ZENworks Configuration Management. The training looks fantastic; right now each track has 2.5 days of deep dive hands on labs.