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Unable to read the system settings from local cache

I get this error from both a test satellite server and one I currently have in production. It happens every two hours on the refresh schedule. Does anyone have an idea as to the cause? Thanks
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

I have same problem
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martinusen Absent Member.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

frichi;1926559 wrote:
I have same problem



Me to. Installed a SLES11 (64bit) satellite in our 10.2.2 environment about two weeks ago. I get this error twice a day:


Full Message: Unable to read the system settings from local cache.
Additional Information: None
Severity: Error
Date: February 16, 2010 3:20:55 AM
Acknowledged Date: None
Source: /Devices/Servers/ztsat01
Message ID: SettingsModule.SettingsReadErrorFromLocalCache
Probable Cause URL: None
Log ID: c757f083d45a012dbe81648f663e7b42
Related Objects: None



The satellite has its content-repo mapped via a symbolic link. Wonder if that causes the error?
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

I can make the error happen if I corrupt one of the files in /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings by just putting junk characters into one of the xml's so it's not valid format.

Was this after an update?
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

sperrin;1943140 wrote:
I can make the error happen if I corrupt one of the files in /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings by just putting junk characters into one of the xml's so it's not valid format.

Was this after an update?



The satellite was installed after we updated to 10.2.2. The issue has been there from day one (on the satellite).
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

TID 7005418 talks about this error if you have mounted [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings as an NSS volume and use patch management.

Depending on the zmd-messages log (zac log level DEBUG) then refresh you may or may not see more errors around this.

If I set /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/ to write only, for example, I can also reproduce the error.

So one or more /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/ is possibly corrupt (invalid xml) or can't be read (ownership, rights etc) by owner (root for satellites).

If you back up the files in just this directory to another for safekeeping, a zac ref should repopulate [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/.

If it doesn't repopulate then there's a problem reaching the server to read settings.

I would like to see better logging here to point you to which file is giving problems, if you don't already see that in the logs. When I set up scenarios to make the error happen, I'm not getting much in the logs.

Can you send a file listing (ls -la) of [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/

and a zmd-messages debug and above? Since it may not read settings to get that logging run zac log level DEBUG explicitly to set it.

If we're not seeing helpful errors I want to make a bug to request more specifics in the log.

Thank you
Susan
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martinusen Absent Member.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

sperrin;1943501 wrote:
TID 7005418 talks about this error if you have mounted [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings as an NSS volume and use patch management.

Depending on the zmd-messages log (zac log level DEBUG) then refresh you may or may not see more errors around this.

If I set /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/ to write only, for example, I can also reproduce the error.

So one or more /var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/ is possibly corrupt (invalid xml) or can't be read (ownership, rights etc) by owner (root for satellites).

If you back up the files in just this directory to another for safekeeping, a zac ref should repopulate [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/.

If it doesn't repopulate then there's a problem reaching the server to read settings.

I would like to see better logging here to point you to which file is giving problems, if you don't already see that in the logs. When I set up scenarios to make the error happen, I'm not getting much in the logs.

Can you send a file listing (ls -la) of [/var/opt/novell/zenworks/zmd/cache/settings/

and a zmd-messages debug and above? Since it may not read settings to get that logging run zac log level DEBUG explicitly to set it.

If we're not seeing helpful errors I want to make a bug to request more specifics in the log.

Thank you
Susan



Hi Susan,
Thanks for looking into this. I will email Shaun Pond the relevant files (according to his reply)
Anders
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

Also I made TID 7005698 for the condition that Anders helped us discover.

Thank you
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

Martinusen,

if the log is too big to upload, you can send it to me spond at novell
dot com and I will see that it gets to Susan by another track...

--

Shaun Pond


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Neophate Absent Member.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

I have this exact same problem. Who can I help troubleshoot as well?
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

We get the same error message on our satellites.

In addition to the above error, I am also seeing the following on my primaries when I view the message logs from the ZCC:

Unable to refresh the system settings from https://127.0.0.1/zenworks-setting-lookup/ service.

DEV - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (2 Primaries & 2 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7) PROD - ZCM 10.3.4/MS-SQL Database (5 Primaries & 11 Sats running 64-bit SLES 10.2 w/ ENGL Imaging Toolkit 7 ~7500 Managed Devices)
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Neophate Absent Member.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

If I remember correctly, we solved the primary server error messages by re-creating all the tomcat applets from the war files. We still have the sat server errors though.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

Neophate;1950562 wrote:
I have this exact same problem. Who can I help troubleshoot as well?



If you open a SR, Novell can now provide you with a ftf which can fix the problem.
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Neophate Absent Member.
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Re: Unable to read the system settings from local cache

Funny how they have not have mentioned that during the SR I have open. But then again, they don't answer my questions or get back to me about it either.
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