ZENworks Diagnostics Center

Editor's Note: This is now a supported part of ZENworks Configuration Management. Future releases will be at: http://download.novell.com/patch/finder


ZENworks Diagnostic Center (ZDC) performs a series of diagnostic tests on ZCM Primary Servers and determines the state of the Primary Servers and the Management zone. Currently, ZDC provides the following three verifiers:

  • ZENworks System Files Verifier: This verifier verifies the existence and consistency of critical system files required by ZENworks Configuration Management.

  • ZENworks Database Schema Verifier: This verifier validates the correctness of the schema (tables, indexes, database procedures, etc) of the database used by ZENworks Configuration Management.

  • ZENworks Content Verifier: This verifier validates the existence and consistency of the contents hosted on the current Primary Server.

Some of the verifiers compare the baseline data that is collected from known good deployments with the data of the deployment whose health has to be determined. The baseline data for each release of ZCM from version 10.2.0 onwards will be published by Novell.

Downloading and Extracting ZDC on the Primary Server

a) On the Primary Server, download the attached “zdc_0.5_beta.zip” and extract it to a temporary folder. Assume that you extracted the zip file to $ZDC_HOME
b) Depending upon the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management version that has been currently deployed on the Primary Server, download the appropriate ZDC file that contains the baseline data to the “$ZDC_HOME/data” folder.

Running ZDC

a) At Primary Server's command prompt, go to the $ZDC_HOME folder.
b) Run the appropriate command:
On Windows: 
'zdc.bat verify -b <path of the ZDC file>'

On Linux:
'bash zdc verify -b <path of the ZDC file>'

For example,
zdc.bat verify -b C:\zdc\data\zcm_10_2_0.zdc

ZDC will run the diagnostic tests and generate the reports in the HTML format at the “$ZDC_HOME/reports/<date_time>” folder. If any inconsistency is found, it will be indicated on the screen and the details will be available in the reports. To view the reports, open “index.html” from the report folder. The complete log of the diagnostic tests is stored in “$ZDC_HOME/logs/<date_time>.log”.

Note: This is the beta version of the tool. It might report false inconsistencies, especially for ZENworks system files, which may not necessarily indicate an actual problem.

With Contributions From

  • P Silpa - Lead Test Engineer, Novell, Inc.

  • Deepthi Lakshmi - Test Engineer, Novell, Inc.

  • Lakshmi R - Lead Technical Writer, Novell, Inc.

  • Divya T - Dev Engineer, Novell, Inc.

Attachment Detail

File name: zdc_0.5_beta_20100113.zip
MD5: 049e465c89934a70886600821f30bd5f
SHA-1: e9b7f48851ca37e5c22f565da0fd08aa00ad914a

File name: zdc_zcm_10.2.0.zip
MD5: c55063885ef63093eb3d4ccc644e5e2e
SHA-1: 41c19d2d103fdc84e5533887028a0242c2ba1b6f

File name: zdc_zcm_10.2.1.zip
MD5: 1c69ae67c7b04f60568e89e470101184
SHA-1: 6d986d89ddf8b4c2ccd9cdfd358b84f1ae7dc299

File name: zdc_zcm_10.2.2.zip
MD5: 8ed85d0ba8422e2e80b5226c264e8677
SHA-1: 5b26adfe0bb1b20508d0184c2aed6d6f62829b20

Files updated on August 04, 2010

File name: zdc_0.6_20100804.zip
Description: ZDC tool updated to version 0.6
MD5: F242E2D2BC8C3730CF92012A9965C033
SHA-1: E184130B6EC1D54BAB38A9E40024F3710DA01A8E

File name: zdc_zcm_10.3.0_zdcv0.6_0.zip
Description: Baseline pattern file for ZCM 10.3.0 (to be used with ZDC 0.6)
MD5: C72F7B8BB4575BA728A9244DAF4835AF
SHA-1: 70921D8851C21A1384FB7915AAE2F24D9C743FEE


File name: zdc_zcm_10.3.1_zdcv0.6_0.zip
Description: Baseline pattern file for ZCM 10.3.1 (to be used with ZDC 0.6)
MD5: 71C8570D039548B9B869015637074CD8
SHA-1: 8303B36F2ED0335F91078A0A773014BD208C4D6C


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