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Zenworks 11.1a Upgradt and PXE Problems

We just upgraded from 10.3.3 on SLES 11.1 x64, to Zenworks 11.1a. Now, we are having PXE problems on our satellite servers, also SLES 11.1 x64. I had to manually remove the old agent and install the new one. The satellite servers are also serving DHCP. I set the flag in the "novell-proxydhcp.cfg" file to 1, started "novell-proxydhcp" service and configured it to run on start up.

There are two symptoms:
1. After receiving a DHCP address and trying to check for work, it hangs saying "Could not open service." No errors, just press "escape" and your on to the next boot device.

2. PXE boot hangs after "No work to be performed." No errors and no key strokes activate the next boot device; safest thing to do is skip PXE boot when it starts.

I can't tell if it's computer specific yet, but it doesn't appear to be.

PXE boot works just fine on the subnet with the primary server. Where should I start looking for problems?

This is frustrating, halting and confusing many teachers and staff.
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Is the zmgprebootservice installed on the satellite? We had an issue where one of satellite servers was missing this daemon. It took a complete uninstall, manual remove of leftover files, and a rpm database rebuild to clear it up. If this sounds similar, open an SR.


>>> elphantasmo<elphantasmo@no-mx.forums.novell.com> 1/5/2012 6:16 PM >>>


We just upgraded from 10.3.3 on SLES 11.1 x64, to Zenworks 11.1a. Now,
we are having PXE problems on our satellite servers, also SLES 11.1 x64.
I had to manually remove the old agent and install the new one. The
satellite servers are also serving DHCP. I set the flag in the
"novell-proxydhcp.cfg" file to 1, started "novell-proxydhcp" service and
configured it to run on start up.

There are two symptoms:
1. After receiving a DHCP address and trying to check for work, it
hangs saying "Could not open service." No errors, just press "escape"
and your on to the next boot device.

2. PXE boot hangs after "No work to be performed." No errors and no key
strokes activate the next boot device; safest thing to do is skip PXE
boot when it starts.

I can't tell if it's computer specific yet, but it doesn't appear to
be.

PXE boot works just fine on the subnet with the primary server. Where
should I start looking for problems?

This is frustrating, halting and confusing many teachers and staff.


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"novell-prebootpolicy" is running. Is it the same as "zmgprebootservice"?
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I pulled this from the tftp log:

Received error packet from client: 0 --> tftp aborted
Read request from 10.1.0.121:2070 failed:
Error in sending an OPTION ACK packet
File sent to 10.1.0.121:2071 --> nvlnbp.sys

It repeats those few lines for most requests.
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