In ZENworks Linux Management (ZLM), the zlmmirror utility allows you to mirror softwares in the form of bundles and catalogs from remote servers hosting different types of repositories like Novell Update (NU), Red Carpet Enterprise (RCE), YUM(RPM-MD), RedHat Network (RHN) and ZENworks (ZLM) to your local ZENworks Linux Management server or to a local directory . The zlmmirror utility requires a mirror configuration file containing necessary information about the repositories and its content to be downloaded.
Subscription is a similar feature in ZENworks 11 which lets you to replicate content from NU, RCE, RHN, RPM-MD (authenticated and unauthenticated) and ZLM repositories.
In ZENworks 11, the subscription feature is equivalent to zlmmirror utility of ZLM. Subscription provides an option to replicate the catalogs, bundles and its packages from the various supported repositories like NU, RHN, etc. If you have a predefined mirror configuration file to mirror updates on ZLM, there is currently no mechanism to use this configuration file directly within ZENworks 11 server.
ImportConfFromZLM utility allows you to convert the existing zlmmirror configuration file to an equivalent subscription in ZENworks 11 and use it to perform replication.
ImportConfFromZLM utility helps you to import a ZLM mirror configuration file which is compatible for the ZENworks 11 subscription configuration file. This utility is developed by using Python which can run on both Windows and Linux.
If you have any questions or suggestions related to this utility, you may contact msantosh [at] novell [dot] com.
Reviewers: Arvindkumar Tiwary - ZLM Team, Novell, Inc.
Akshatha Manu - Technical writer, Novell, Inc.