jfountaine Absent Member.
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Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

I would like to get a response to this from Novell directly if possible. I need an accurate straight answer for management.

Is there any way to get the 10.3.1 agents upgraded to 11.2 without using the System Upgrade/Update feature. Is there some kind of install switch that can be used with the downloaded agent files from the ZCC, mainly the Network .NET install. We want to slim down how much data is sent through the pipe, and now that the ZAA is so unbelievably bloated, we can't possibly be expected to push 400 MB through the pipe to our field employees who may be on an aircard connection. In fact, even the 70MB .NET agent may be large, so if we found a way to ship them a CD with the .NET agent, or full agent, is there some switch we can install the agent with to get it upgraded.

Thanks in advance.
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gerwil1478
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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

Just my two bobs.
Rebuild the device with a boot cd containing the image. Get your field employees to save files to a memory stick before hand.

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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

On 23.05.2012 21:16, jfountaine wrote:
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> I would like to get a response to this from Novell directly if possible.


This is the wrong avenue for that really. Novell doesn't officially
monitor this forum. If you want/need something official, you will have
to contact Novell directly and open a SR.

> I need an accurate straight answer for management.
>
> Is there any way to get the 10.3.1 agents upgraded to 11.2 without
> using the System Upgrade/Update feature. Is there some kind of install
> switch that can be used with the downloaded agent files from the ZCC,
> mainly the Network .NET install.


Why would you need the .NET install on an *upgrade*? That makes no
sense, as when it's an update, .NET *must* be there already.

You need the complete agent without .net.

> We want to slim down how much data is
> sent through the pipe, and now that the ZAA is so unbelievably bloated,
> we can't possibly be expected to push 400 MB through the pipe to our
> field employees who may be on an aircard connection.


The system update feature won't transfer 400 MB. Not even remotely.
First, you don't need .net, which alone is well over 250MB. Then, the
system update will only transfer and install those parts of the agent
that are needed. E.G, if you don't have patch management, that won't go
over the wire.

http://www.novell.com/communities/node/4568/zcm-agent-command-line-switches

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jvmorrell1 Absent Member.
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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

its a shame that you can't publish the update like a Bundle that would be nice.. I would like to stop the AV before I upgrade the client for instance
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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

On 29.05.2012 14:46, jvmorrell wrote:
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> its a shame that you can't publish the update like a Bundle that would
> be nice.. I would like to stop the AV before I upgrade the client for
> instance
>
>

Who says you can't?

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jfountaine Absent Member.
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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

mrosen;2198477 wrote:
On 29.05.2012 14:46, jvmorrell wrote:
>
> its a shame that you can't publish the update like a Bundle that would
> be nice.. I would like to stop the AV before I upgrade the client for
> instance
>
>

Who says you can't?

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Massimo Rosen
Novell Knowledge Partner
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Do tell if we can publish it like a bundle..... From what you said, agents can only be updated via the system update?? Would sure make deployment a bit easier if I can be wrapped in a bundle...we would definately have more options and control I think.
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Re: Upgrade 10.3 Agents to 11.2 Agents without System Update

Hi.

On 29.05.2012 16:16, jfountaine wrote:
> Do tell if we can publish it like a bundle..... From what you said,
> agents can only be updated via the system update?? Would sure make
> deployment a bit easier if I can be wrapped in a bundle...we would
> definately have more options and control I think.


Did you see the link I posted?

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