LANDesk® System Manager 8.70 release notes

General System Manager issues

Popup blocker should be turned off
The first time you open the console, your browser may show a security alert related to blocking active content. You will need to allow the blocked content to be displayed. If you repeatedly see this warning, change your browser's Internet security settings to always allow blocked content. In Internet Explorer, click Tools | Internet Options | Advanced and check the box labeled Allow active content to run in files on My Computer.

LANDesk Inventory Service appears to not start after server is rebooted
On an installation that uses an MSDE database, a known issue with Microsoft SQL Server 2000 may create a situation in which it appears that the LANDesk Inventory Service does not start after the server is rebooted. During the boot process, multiple services are starting and in some cases the Server Manager service starts before the DBMS service has started. Because of this, Server Manager is temporarily unable to connect to the database server and so the Inventory Service generates a warning. However, Server Manager will retry establishing the connection, and when it does make the connection successfully it continues to run without further problems. If you see a warning after a reboot, the problem may be resolved after the service retries one or more times.

Perflib Collect Procedure generates an exception or invalid status when pushing agent to 2003
When pushing a full agent to a 2003 ASIC-enabled server, perflib generates several errors, all of which are registered in the application event log. These errors are not due to problems with LANDesk System Manager, and can happen at any time.

Core server displays incorrect product version number when System Manager runs for the first time
If you install version 8.70 of LANDesk Management Suite, Server Manager, or System Manager on a core server that previously had Server Manager version 8.5 installed, some registry entries from the 8.5 installation may not have been removed when it was uninstalled. If this is the case, when the core server is listed in My devices it may show 8.5 as the version number. This only occurs before you have deployed the version 8.70 agent to the core server. After the agent has been deployed, the correct version number will display. (The registry keys that were not removed during the 8.5 uninstall include HKLM\Software\LANDesk\ServerManager\InstalledPath, HKLM\Software\LANDesk\ServerManager\ProductDisplayVersion, and HKLM\Software\LANDesk\ServerManager\ProductName.)

WWWpublishing service must be running
If the WWWpublishing service is disabled, the core home page along with any other internal web pages will not load, although external pages will still load.

A reboot is required after pushing an agent to the core server
In some situations, you may want the core server to also be a managed server. Because there may be critical tasks running on the core at the time the agent is pushed, a reboot is not included as part of the process. You will need to manually reboot the core at a convenient time in order to start the agent services.

Monitoring dependencies
On Windows, some monitoring is dependant on performance libraries and databases provided by Microsoft and other third parties. The interface to these libraries is described in the registry database. If these libraries are missing, non-functional or if the registry database is corrupted our dependant monitoring functionality will be non-functional. This situation is described along with a fix in msdn article 300956.

Managing IPMI OOB devices
If you want to manage an IPMI OOB device, you must create an IPMI BMC-only agent configuration for the device, and install the configuration on the device. A BMC-only configuration does not install any agents on the device, but populates the database with the device's information, making it able to be managed. To create a BMC-only configuration, in the help click Device agent installation > Configuring agents. When you get to step 5, select IPMI BMC-only configuration. Follow the remainder of the instructions to create a task to install the configuration.

Intel® AMT configuration and troubleshooting

To configure Intel AMT device for use with LANDesk System Manager, do the following:

A. Configure LANDesk services:

  1. Install the Intel AMT Operating System drivers from the NIC driver package under "Platform."
  2. On the Core server open “LANDesk configuration Service” and navigate to “Intel AMT Configuration”.
  3. Enter the credentials information for user name and password. The user name is “admin”. Enter a strong password you will later manually configure for the Intel AMT device.
  4. If desired, enter a new user name and password into the ‘Provision with the new Intel AMT credentials’ if you would like LANDesk System Manager to change the initial user name and password.
  5. If your Intel AMT device will use the "Enterprise" provisioning model, select "Provision in TLS mode"; otherwise, select "Provision in non-TLS mode."
  6. Select OK to exit the configuration utility.

B. Configure Intel AMT device

  1. Boot the Intel AMT system and enter the System BIOS.
  2. Navigate to the ‘system management’ tab and change ‘Enter AMTBx setup’ to “Enabled".
  3. Select F10 to save the configuration and exit.
  4. System will boot to the Intel AMT Setup page.
  5. Login using credentials (default password is “admin”).
  6. Select “6. Un-Provision” to reset the device to the default settings.
  7. Login with default password “admin”.
  8. Select “1. Change Password” and set a new strong password (same as entered in phase 1 step 2 in Configuration services).
  9. Select "3. TCP/IP" and modify the settings to fit your network requirements. Intel recommends choosing DHCP for both the Operating System and the Intel AMT device.
  10. Select “5. Provisioning Model” and set to “Enterprise” or "Small Business" as desired.
  11. Select “4. Provisioning Server” and enter the IP address of the LANDesk System Manager core server.
  12. Enter port number 9982.
  13. Select “9. Exit” to save and exit.

C. Push agent configuration.

  1. From the core server, Launch LANDesk System Manager.
  2. Navigate to device discover and edit your discovery to ensure “Discover Intel AMT 1.0 Devices” is selected.
  3. Save and run the discovery. (Note: Intel AMT devices will not always be discovered as “AMT” enabled until an agent is pushed.
  4. Once the discovery is complete, target and push an agent configuration to the Intel AMT device similar to any other device.

Troubleshooting:

If you have already pushed the LANDesk agents to the Intel AMT system before you correctly configured the Intel AMT parameters, you should do the following:

  1. Uninstall the monitoring agents from the Intel AMT device (for Windows, you should use the command \\core_admin_server_name\ldmain\uninstallwinclient.exe
  2. Follow the steps in steps A and B.

For more information please see the LSM users guide

Intel AMT 2.0 functionality
At the time this product was released, Intel* AMT 2.0 hardware and firmware was not released in its final form. While we have documented this functionality as accurately as possible, there may be differences in the final version of Intel AMT 2.0 that can affect your use of this product with Intel AMT hardware. We recommend that you check for software updates and updated support information before you begin managing Intel AMT 2.0 devices.

Web console won't work if Microsoft's .NET Framework 2.0 is installed before .NET Framework 1.1
If the .NET Framework 2.0 is installed before .NET 1.1 on your Web console server, the Web console won't work. It can also get into this same state if IIS is uninstalled, reinstalled, and then .NET Framework 2.0 is installed. Since ASP.NET 2.0 becomes the default for the 'Default Web Site', the LDMS/LDSM virtual directories get created and versioned as ASP.NET 2.0. The characteristics of this behavior is when the Web consoles launches, either it can't get pass the license check action (just hangs with error) or it displays a permission issue error. Below are different ways of fixing the situation:

Pushing Agents on Dual-Core Intel® Xeon™ processor-based systems

When LANDesk System Manager discovers a Dual-Core Intel® Xeon™ processor-based system, it will show two devices: the Operating System and IPMI (BMC) devices. Do not add the IPMI device to My Devices. If it is already present in My Devices, remove the IPMI device before pushing agents.

Placing the device with the IP address of the Operating System in My Devices folder will correctly configure both in-band and out-of-band management when the agents are pushed to it.

Intel® Server Board S3000AH BIOS Event Log is not displayed correctly in Intel Remote System Console

The BIOS Event log in the Intel Remote System Console for this server board will not be displayed correctly. To view the correct BIOS Event Log, use the BIOS Event tab in the System BIOS Setup.

Setup, installation, and upgrade

Upgrading Intel® System Management Software from v1.0 to v1.5

Existing installations of Intel® System Management Software version 1.0 can upgrade to version 1.5 using the following steps:

  1. On the server with the current version 1.0 Administrator core software, insert CD1 of Intel® System Management Software v1.5 and select the option to install LANDesk System Manager.
  2. A screen will be displayed to confirm that an update is ready. Click OK to confirm and continue
  3. You do not need to uninstall version 1.0 prior to installing version 1.5. The SQL database will remain intact. Most of the previous settings defined in LANDesk Configure Services are retained, however the settings for Scheduler Credentials need to be confirmed and reapplied as needed
  4. The new core must be activated in the same fashion as the original installation. It will be automatically activated if the server is on the internet. Otherwise, follow the instructions in the LANDesk System Manager Installation and Deployment Guide to activate the upgraded installation.
  5. Once the Administrator core is functional, push or pull the previously created management agents to the servers in the My Devices list. By pushing or pulling the same agent configuration as defined in version 1.0, the software updates from version 1.5 will be installed on each managed node and no configuration settings will be lost. Using the same agent configuration keeps the same rulesets and setup for the managed nodes and reduces the need to configure the new agent packages.

Upgrading Intel® Active System Console (local installation)

  1. Insert CD2 of Intel® System Management Software and select the option to install Intel® Active System Console.
  2. A screen will be displayed to confirm that an upgrade is ready. Click OK to confirm and continue. No reboot is required at the completion of the upgrade.

Do not enable Windows 2003 R2 Hardware Management
When installing on Microsoft Windows 2003 R2, do not enable Hardware Management found under Add/Remove Programs | Windows Components | Management and Monitoring Tools. This component will cause a driver conflict with the Intel IPMI driver. For further information, see the Intel Server Management Software Application Note "Resolving IPMI Driver Conflicts in Windows Server 2003 R2" located in the Utilities folder on CD 2 (look for App_Note_Windows_2003_R2_IPMI_Driver.pdf).

Setup: If you cancel setup, the Windows users and groups setup may have created could be left behind
When setup is interrupted and does a rollback, it won't remove any Windows users and groups that it created. You can delete these manually.

Setup: Setup reports error 1317 during install
If you see this error, setup needs more disk space. Free more space, even if you have more space than setup said it needed for the components you selected.

Installation: The core server name must only use ASCII characters
Core server activation and some portions of Server Manager won't work correctly if your core server name includes non-ASCII or double-byte characters.

Installation: Windows Journal Viewer creates installation problems
In the unlikely event you have the Windows Journal Viewer on your core machine at the time of installation, the installation may fail. The viewer may be included in Microsoft updates, and may be installed by the update, thwarting subsequent installations. To uninstall it, click Start | Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs | Windows Journal Viewer.

Uninstallation: Removing LANDesk software from managed servers (i.e. non-core servers)
To remove all LANDesk agents from a managed server, run UninstallWinClient.exe (found in the \\LDMAIN share on the core server). This application should be run as follows:

"UninstallWinClient.exe /NOREBOOT"

The /NOREBOOT parameter ensures that no messages will appear on the remote server indicating that a reboot is required, nor will it be rebooted automatically. A few files and settings will remain until you reboot the server at your next scheduled down time.

System Manager 6.x Administrator console must be uninstalled manually
If you are upgrading from System Manager 6.x to Server Manager, you must uninstall LSM 6.x manually through the Windows Control Panel | Add or Remove Programs.

Additional reboot may be required after upgrade is complete
After you run an upgrade to Server Manager version 8.70, it may be necessary to restart the core server again due to timing issues with various services. After the upgrade, which includes a reboot, check to see that all services are running. If any services have not restarted you can resolve the issue by rebooting the server again.

Client push from System Manager 8.6.1 core does not remove previous OEM client
When pushing an 8.6.1 client to a device on which an OEM version of a previous LSM client has been installed, please manually uninstall the OEM version.

Driver signing should be set to ignore
Unsigned drivers, such as the Intel EM64T version of the "Intel(R) SMBus 2.0 Driver", can cause failure when pushing an agent configuration to a Windows 2003 server if the unsigned driver installation policy is set to "Do not allow installation" or "Warn but allow installation". This problem may also happen during a configuration push when no user is logged on to the machine's console. This problem exists on both the 32-bit and Intel EM64T editions of Windows.

On Windows 2003 and Windows XP, from the server you want to configure, select Start | Control Panel | System. From the System Properties screen, select Hardware | Driver Signing. Click Ignore to ignore any unsigned driver messages.

You can use one of the methods below to work around this problem:

Restoring the core server in the event of hardware failure In the event of core server hardware failure, there are two options for recovery:

A) If a backup of the original installation is available,

  1. Use the backup data to restore the installation to the new core server.

    If no IPMI-enabled devices have been added since the backup was made, the core server can now manage all previously managed devices.

    If IPMI-enabled devices have been added since the backup was made, you will need to reconfigure them in order to enable out-of-band management functionality:

  2. Follow the IPMI configuration instructions in online help to set the BMC password on the core server.
  3. Run Program Files\LANDesk\ldclient\bmcconfig.exe CORE=nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn where nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn is the IP address of the core server. This will repopulate the IPMI out-of-band credentials table and set the BMC password.

B) If a backup of the original installation is not available,

  1. Follow the instructions in the Installation and deployment guide (lsmdeploy.pdf) to install the product on the new hardware.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Getting started topic in online help to discover and install agents on the devices you want to manage. The new agent software will install over the old agent software.

    Note: If the machine name of the new core server is the same as that of the failed core server, managed machines will repopulate the core database with information during the next inventory scan. However, because the required certificate is not available on the new core, you will be unable to manage those devices until you complete step 2 to install new agents on them.

Installing an Intel Active System Console agent from LSM over an existing Intel Active System Console standalone installation
When installing an Intel Active System Console agent from the LSM core server to a device that already has a standalone Intel Active System Console installation, it is not necessary to uninstall the standalone agent first; it is uninstalled as part of the new installation process.

Core Activate says “cannot activate core “
When activating the core after installation and reboot, if not all required services have had time to start you may receive a message stating "cannot activate the core". If this occurs, simply try again.

Mixed language installations are not allowed on the core server
If you have installed LSM, LDMS, or LDSM to a core server and then attempt to install one of the other products to the same server and specify a different language, you will received an error. The products do not support mixed language installation on the core. For example, you cannot install the Russian version of LSM and the English version of LDMS.

Uninstallation leaves log files and registry changes on the server
After uninstalling LANDesk Server Manager, folders containing log files and other supporting files are left on the hard drive to be used in the event of reinstallation. If you are not interested in reinstalling the product, you may delete the files contained in the following directories:

In addition, you may delete any registry settings contained in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LANDesk.

Repairing an LDMS/LDSM/LSM installation won't restore files in the C:\Program Files\LANDesk\Shared Files\cbaroot\services folder
If you need to repair/restore files in this folder, run cba8inst.msi from the core server's LDLogon folder.

LDSM .CAB file not being created
When Executing Builder.exe,an error is generated: Could not find C:\Program Files\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\ldlogon\onefile\LDHM Client Setup.exe

This is a result of the LDHM cab file is not being created. The workaround for this issue is to run buildcab manually.

Intel Server Management 8.x must be uninstalled manually before using this software
If you have any previous version of Intel Server Manager software on a system, be sure to uninstall that software before installing this Software or any agents. Managed servers containing previous agents should only be managed with an 8.x Administrator Console or Out-of-band using Intel CLI, SOL, Intel ARSC, or the advanced features on the Intel Management Module—Advanced Edition.

If you do not uninstall ISM 8.x, managed servers with ISM 8.x agents may be managed out-of-band using Intel CLI and Serial Over LAN (SOL) launched from a Windows command prompt. Additionally, for managed servers with the Intel Management Module—Advanced Edition, you may use the embedded CLI or HTTP server or Intel ARSC. To use Intel CLI, open a command window on the LSM core server and type “telnet localhost 623”. A SOL session may be launched from Intel CLI. To use Intel ARSC, log on to the LSM core server as Administrator and open C:/inetpub/wwwroot/landesk/ldsm/arsc/index.html. For information on using the embedded CLI or HTTP features in the Intel Management Module—Advanced Edition, refer to the Intel Management Module documentation provided with your Intel server board.

Rerunning setup after a canceled install generates an error message: "An error was encountered during the database configuration: CoreUpgradeDB"
This error will appear if you cancel setup and then reinstall. If you ignore the error and continue installing, you won't be able to log into the console when setup finishes. The problem is that the database has been created, but tables have not been added (that all happens at end of install). So, if you cancel and/or rollback at this time of the install, then you need to select NEW database instead of EXISTING database when prompted.

When upgrading a core, setup generates an error that you don't have rights to the \upl folder and fails
This error occurs when the uninstall portion of the upgrade couldn't fully delete a file that needed upgrading. If you see this error, cancel setup and let it roll back the upgrade. Reboot your server. This should release the lock on the affected file. Rerun setup again.

If you installed asp.net after installing IIS, register asp.net with IIS before installing Management Suite
If you have IIS installed and then install asp.net 2.0, it doesn't get registered with IIS. To fix this, run the following from a command prompt:

aspnet_regiis /i

The aspnet_regiis application is usually found in C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\<Version>.

When installing/upgrading LANDesk products on a VMWare workstation, don't run setup from USB media
When installing/upgrading LDMS/LDSM/LSM/GSM/ISM on a VMWare guest, don't use USB media since VMWare's virtualized controller is limited to USB 1.1 bandwidth and that may cause problems during the install. As a work-around, the install can be copied locally or to a network share.

Repairing an LDMS/LDSM/LSM installation won't restore files in the C:\Program Files\LANDesk\Shared Files\cbaroot\services folder
If you need to repair/restore files in this folder, run cba8inst.msi from the core server's LDLogon folder.

After upgrading to 8.7, the core or Web console server has an error in the Windows Event Log
If you see these errors in the Windows Event Viewer after an upgrade, you can ignore them: "The server certificate for instance "1" does not chain up to a trusted root certificate...." and "The description...in source (MSSQL$LDMSDATA) cannot be found...." If there isn't a certificate installed for the web server we will install our default self-signed certificate, but because it doesn't have a trusted chain IIS will issue the warning.

If several LANDesk services fail to load after upgrading, rerun the instams.exe component
If there's a problem with the AMS install, these services may fail to load: Intel QIP Server Service, LANDesk Device Monitor and LANDesk Inventory Server. Fix this problem by running "instasm.exe UNINSTALL CORE CONSOLE" and then after the reboot, run "instams.exe Core". The instasm.exe program is in the core server's LDLogon folder.

When upgrading, you must provide the same database credentials that you used for the original installation
If you use different database credentials on an upgrade, some tables will be tied to the original user and others tied to the new user. LANDesk products won't work correctly if this happens.

Discovery

Intel AMT Boot Manager may not work if unmanaged device discovery retrieves incorrect DNS information
If the IP address assigned to an Intel AMT device has changed but the DNS information about that device has not been updated, unmanaged device discovery will return the incorrect machine name for the device. If this happens and the device is moved to the list of managed devices, the Intel AMT boot manager will report incorrect information. It may show the device as being powered off even if it is powered on, and boot manager features (such as rebooting) may not function properly. If this occurs, your network's DNS information needs to be updated for the device and the device needs to be discovered again for this issue to be resolved.

The wrong OS may be reported after a discovery
In some situations, a discovery may return inaccurate OS information for a device.

After discovery, the administrative core may be listed twice
Occasionally, the administrative core is listed twice. This occurs because the same machine is found via different discovery mechanisms (for example, CBA, IPMI, CMM, PDS1, and PDS2) and the machine's information is added to the database under that mechanism.

When unmanaged device discovery detects a device running Windows XP x64 Edition, the OS description is Win 98SE
There is no workaround at this time.

Networks scans with IP fingerprinting identify network printers as UNIX computers
You can configure UDD to identify printers by using certain keywords to compare to the OS Description returned from an IP Fingerprint/Network scan. The keywords used for the comparison are non-case sensitive and are found in the registry in the LocalMachine\Software\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\Core\PrinterDesignators REG_SZ variable. This registry key must be loaded with all the key words, separated by commas, that will discern a printer from a computer. The registry used for the keyword storage is on the core, so the registry entry LocalMachine\Software\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\CoreServer must be set on all machines (core or remote) to the appropriate core server name.

To make printer identification work, do the following:

1) Modify the registry as follows:
Add the following REG_SZ registry entry: LocalMachine\Software\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\Core\PrinterDesignators.
Assign a value to PrinterDesignators = "HP,JETDIRECT" and/or any other comma-delimited printer designator words you wish to use to designate printers on your network.
Be sure that the registry entry LocalMachine\Software\LANDesk\ManagementSuite\CoreServer variable is set to the current core.

2) Run the UDD with the NetworkScan and the IP FingerPrint options selected. These options will insure that the new OS Description printer recognition logic will run.

If any printer still shows up as a computer verify that the PrinterDesignators has any appropriate key word that's found in the OS Description of that printer. Check to see if the keywords in the registry key are separated by commas. Also check to see if the CoreServer registry key exists and is pointing to the appropriate core server.

Note: if a computer is found in the printer node, check to see if any key words in the PrinterDesignators registry key match any of the words in the OS Description for that computer, if there are, delete them. Then delete that computer from the printer node and re-run the UDD scan with the settings selected as mentioned above.

Console

Web console does not open
To view the Server Manager console, Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) support for ASP.NET must be installed on your computer. In some instances the console may not display when you attempt to open the Server Manager console (or the Web console in Management Suite). If this occurs you may need to change the permissions to the Network Service group for the Temporary ASP.NET Files folder on your computer using the Microsoft ASP.NET IIS Registration Tool (Aspnet_regiis.exe). Run this executable with the –i or –ir option to resolve problems with ASP.NET and IIS. Instructions for doing this are found in Knowledge Base article #823379 on the Microsoft support Web site (http://support.microsoft.com).

When managing an Intel AMT device, timeout error message appears
When an Intel AMT device has been discovered and you add it to the managed devices list, in some cases a timeout error message may appear while the device is being added to the list. This error does not mean the device will not be managed. You can close the error message and when the process for adding the device is complete, the device will be listed in the All devices list.

Power options do not work if the selected or targeted device has no agents
If you try to use power options on a targeted or selected device (in the console, Actions tab | Power options), but the device does not yet have agents installed, the interface will allow you to complete the steps but the action fails to complete and the targeted device is removed from the Target list.

Console Redirection from Power Options requires the managed server to have console redirection enabled in BIOS Setup
The BIOS on the managed server must have console redirection enabled in BIOS Setup before invoking console redirection from the Intel Remote System Console. If console redirection is not enabled, you will see a blank screen when you invoke console redirection. Refer to your platform product guide for information on enabling console redirection in BIOS Setup.

Console redirection not supported on Mozilla Firefox browser
Features that include console redirection with a Serial over LAN connection are not supported on the Mozilla Firefox browser. If you are using the console or the server information console and want to enable console redirection, you must be using Internet Explorer.

Console redirection fails if Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration is installed
When you attempt to reboot or power on a managed device with the console redirection option enabled (select the device in the list of managed devices, click the Actions tab, click Power options, and check Show console redirection window), an ActiveX control is installed that enables the console redirection. However, if you have Internet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration installed on the device running the management console, the ActiveX control is not installed and console redirection will not work.

To work around this issue, you can change the Trusted Sites security setting in Internet Explorer on the device running the management console. (The following steps describe the Windows 2003 Server interface; on other versions of Windows the steps may vary slightly.)

  1. Open Internet Explorer and click Tools | Internet Options.
  2. Click the Security tab and select Trusted Sites.
  3. Click Custom Level.
  4. Under Automatic prompting for ActiveX controls, select Enable.
  5. Click OK twice.

Application Log may not be adjusted for Daylight Saving Time
For Intel Server S5000VCL, the time shown for events in the System and Application logs in the Intel Remote System Console will be one hour behind the actual local time when Daylight Saving Time is in effect and the user has selected the option to “Automatically adjust clock for daylight saving changes” in the Windows Date and Time applet.

Configuration of chassis management module fails
After a chassis management module (MM) has been discovered and added to the list of managed devices, when you configure the MM using the System Manager console you may receive a message that the configuration failed. You may need to enable the SNMP agent correctly to verify or configure the MM. To do this:

  1. Select the MM that will not configure, and from the bottom pane select Launch chassis web console. Log in to the MM with username and password.
  2. Click MM Control in the left navigation pane, then click Network Protocols.
  3. Ensure that SNMPv1 agent is enabled
  4. Ensure that SNMP traps is enabled.
  5. Ensure that there is at least one SNMPv1 community name available, or that one is set to LSM with the IP address of the core server.
  6. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  7. Reboot the MM by clicking MM Control | Restart MM, then clicking the Restart button.

Intel® Remote System Console
Launching the Intel® Remote Management Module - Web Console (Intel® RMM - Web Console) from the Intel® Remote System Console will fail and display only a blank web page if the IP address for the Intel RMM NIC is misreported. To launch the Intel® RMM - Web Console, type the correct IP address for the Intel RMM NIC in the Address bar of your browser. For static IP addresses, use the Intel RMM configuration utility to determine the IP Address; for dynamic IP addresses, determine the IP address assigned to the system from the DHCP server console. The IP Address reported by Intel CLI cannot be used because this address is for a different management LAN Channel.

Remote control

Remote control from Mozilla-based browser requires .CAB file
When the Remote control viewer is not already installed on your workstation and the Dashboard is running in a Mozilla-based browser, you cannot remote control the selected server. Mozilla cannot open and run the necessary .CAB file. To remote control servers when running the Dashboard in Mozilla, run Server Manager in Internet Explorer first. Right-click a computer, then click Remote control. This downloads and installs the necessary viewer.

The Intel® Advanced Remote Server Control applet does not work from the browser on a Linux console
Launching the Intel® Advanced Remote Server Control applet when working from the browser on a Linux console will not work as expected. To use this applet from your Linux console, do the following:

  1. Copy the contents of the C:\Inetpub\wwwroot\LANDesk\LDSM\ARSC to removable USB media and place it in the Linux console machine.
  2. Install Java 2 runtime 1.4.2 or later on the Linux system (available from www.sun.com). Follow the JRE installation instructions provided on the Sun website to install the browser plug-in and create a link in the Mozilla plug-in directory.
  3. Open your browser on the Linux console, click File > Open File, and open index.html from the ARSC folder on this mounted removable media. This will launch the Intel® Advanced Remote Server Control applet.

Inventory

If you are using an 840 or 850 JBOD, the console may not display all drive information on the Storage page
No 840 or 850 JBOD individual drive information will appear in the tables under Hardware | Storage. However, information should still appear in the logical drive tables.

Device inventory may incorrectly list floppy disk drive
In some situations, when a device does not have a floppy disk drive installed, a floppy drive my be incorrectly listed under System information | Hardware | Storage. However, the list of logical drives will correctly state that there is no media for drive A.

Display of USB drive data may be inconsistent
When a USB storage device is connected to a managed device, it is displayed In the Storage section of system information (Server information console | System information | Hardware | Storage). The storage size reported for the device may be different between the drive summary (under Logical drives) and the USB device details (under Removable media). This size may also vary slightly from the size reported by the operating system’s disk management features. This size varies because of the calculations and methods used to access the capacity of the drives; logical and physical sizes of drives are determined in different manners which are not necessarily consistent. Figures reported by operating systems can be slightly different due to the use of rounding, floor, or ceiling functions in these calculations.

Intel AMT Web console displays GUID differently than in inventory summary
A GUID is composed of one four-byte value, two two-byte values and eight single-byte values (16 bytes total). When represented as a string a GUID is typically written as 8 hexadecimal digits representing the first value, 4 hexadecimal digits representing the second value, 4 hexadecimal digits representing the third value, 4 hexadecimal digits representing the first two single byte values and 12 hexadecimal digits representing the last 6 hexadecimal values, with each group of digits separated by a hyphen (for example, 3F2504E0-4F89-11D3-9A0C-0305E82C3301).

When a GUID is displayed in the Intel AMT Web console, the first three components of the number are displayed in a different order than when the same GUID is displayed in the device's inventory summary. On Intel CPUs, binary values are represented in memory in host byte order, with the least significant byte first and the most significant byte last ("little-endian"). On most non-Intel CPUs, binary values are represented in network byte order, with the most significant byte first and the least significant byte last ("big-endian"). In this product's inventory display, the GUID is shown in network byte order, while the Intel AMT Web console shows it in host byte order. For example, if the sample GUID shown above was displayed by the Intel AMT Web Console it would appear as E004253F-894F-D311-9A0C-0305E82C3301. Note how the pairs of digits in the first three components have been reversed. In both cases the GUID is the same, it is simply displayed using different methods in these two places.

Repairing an off-core inventory server install won't fix the inventory service startup state if it was manually set to disabled
If you've manually set the inventory service startup state to disabled, set it to automatic before repairing or reinstalling the off-core inventory server.

If the off-core inventory server is installed on an additional console or a Web console server, uninstalling the console or server will break the off-core inventory server
After uninstalling the additional console or Web console server, rerun the off-core inventory server setup to repair the off-core inventory server installation.

LANDesk Inventory Server service generates Windows Data Execution Prevented message
If you see this message, change the Windows Data Execution Prevention settings. To do this, right-click My Computer, click Properties, Performance Settings, and the Data Execution Prevention tab. Either turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only, or select the LANDesk Inventory Server service as an exception.

The following error appears in the event log on the core: "Row cannot be located for updating. Some values may have been changed since it was last read."
This problem can be caused when vulscan writes data to the database while an inventory scan is still in process; this prevents the inventory scan from writing data to the database. The problem usually resolves itself the next time an inventory scan runs. To manually resolve the problem, copy the SCN file for the failed scan (located in the ErrorScan folder) and place it in the ldscan folder.

Field Replaceable Units and sensor data not available for some third-party components
Field Replaceable Unit inventory information and sensor data for third party components may not be displayed in system management software. Depending on the capabilities of the specific non-Intel chassis, power supply, backplane, front panel, and associated sensors, these third-party components may not be able to communicate with server management drivers and agents and therefore the inventory and sensor data will not be displayed in the user interface.

Intel® Remote Management Console
For Dual-Core Intel® Xeon® processor based servers with Hot-Swap Controller backplanes, the Drive Slot Presence sensor listed under IPMI Sensors in the Hardware section will display incorrect values. This sensor will display OK if a drive has been removed or is absent; it will display Removed/Device Absent if a drive is actually present.

Alerting

Configuring an alert ruleset
Use only the “Sensor Threshold (IPMI)” alert type when creating or modifying an alert ruleset for threshold-based sensors such as fan speed, temperature, or voltage. Other alert types such as “Fans (IPMI)”, “Temperature (IPMI)” or “Voltage (IPMI)” are not implemented and should not be used.

Reporting

Russian characters may display as garbage characters in CSV exports
If you open a CSV export and find that Russian characters display as garbage characters, you can save the file to the hard drive and open it in Notepad. To display the file correctly in Microsoft Excel, switch the file encoding from UTF-8 to either ANSI or no encoding.

Reports on the rollup core web console not returning data
Remote control and SLM reports on the Rollup core web console don't return any data. Remote control will never return any data on the rollup core because whenever you remote control a machine from the rollup core, the client will report back to its managed core not the rollup core.

Database

Credentials for Intel AMT device may need to be re-entered when devices cannot be managed
If you reset the database using the coredbutil.exe utility, you may find that you cannot connect to the Intel AMT devices you manage. When this occurs, you need to re-enter the Intel AMT credentials using the Configure Services utility.

If your core server uses an MSDE database and is firewalled, make sure you add the SQL service executable to the exceptions list
MSDE doesn't add itself to the exceptions list automatically after it's installed. If you don't do this, additional consoles won't be able to connect to the core server. The service executable is called sqlservr.exe. To find the path to the executable, check the properties for the MSSQLDATA$LDMSDATA service in Control Panel's Services applet. The default path is below:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\Mssql$LDMSDATA\Binn\MSSQL$LDMSDATA\Binn\sqlservr.exe

When adding a rollup core to another rollup core's source cores list, attaching a certificate will cause the add to fail
If you're adding a rollup server to another rollup server, don't check the add certificate option.

Task Scheduler

Custom script names can only consist of alphabetic and underscore characters
If your script name includes other characters, such as a hyphen, the script may not complete successfully.

Windows-specific issues

The system requirements checker does not block core server installation on Windows 2003 Server x64 Editions
The system requirements checker that runs during installation does not block installation of the core server on Windows 2003 x64 Editions, even though they are not supported platforms. If the core server is installed on a Windows 2003 Server x64 Edition, it will not function properly.

Windows Trusted Sites setting may block System Manager
After installing System Manager on a server running Windows, depending on the Internet Security settings in effect, you may see an Internet Explorer message reporting that access to the server is blocked. The solution is to open the Trusted Sites settings dialog (Control Panel | Internet Options | Security | Trusted Sites) and clear the checkbox labeled Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone. This will allow the server to be added to the list of trusted sites.

System information not available on Windows Server 2003 servers
When you use the administrator console to manage a server running Windows Server 2003, you may see a message that information is not available for some system inventory items. This can be due to problems in the WMI repository (also called the CIM repository) for that machine. In this case the problem cannot be resolved in Server Manager because the ability to manage the machine depends on the presence of an existing CIMV2 schema in the repository. This can only be resolved by restoring the WMI repository (refer to Windows Server 2003 support documentation for details).

Microsoft hotfixes for WMI in Windows 2000 SP4
The Microsoft Security Rollup does incorporate some of the list of patches below. If you call your local Microsoft support office, you should be able to request the hotfixes without charge. You need to state that you only want hotfixes and do not require further support. If the local office charges up front, you should be reimbursed for the cost of the call if you only want the hotfixes and no further support.

Linux-specific issues

Discovered devices appear with the wrong name or with no name
On a Red Hat Linux network, if you use DHCP to manage IP addresses, you must configure the network settings correctly so that DHCP sends machine host names to the DNS server. If this is not done, Server Manager will discover devices, but they will appear with either wrong names or no names and you will not be able to manage them. You will receive a communication error when attempting to connect to those devices.

You can change this setting when you configure each device’s network settings using the Red Hat network configuration tool. In the “Configure Network Settings” dialog box, specify the device’s host name so it is sent to the DNS server via DHCP. You must also make sure the DHCP server supports DNS update so that changes are maintained in the DNS server.

Power options "Show console redirection window"option not supported on Mozilla browser
The "Show console redirection window" option on the Power options page (click the Actions tab when viewing managed devices) can only be used with Internet Explorer. This option is not supported on Mozilla browsers.

Not all tasks appear in the My tasks list when using Firefox on SUSE 9.1.
In some situations, not all tasks that have been created are displayed in the My tasks list. This is a resolution issue that can be resolved by either changing to a higher display resolution or by resizing the affected UI frames.

Missing parameter in email alerts for vmemory thresholds
When a vmemory threshold email alert is sent, the %D parameter is not included and the description for memory usage will be blank. The alert name will be displayed in the alert log.

After pushing a full agent to an IPMI device and editing the BMC username, you may be unable to save the username
After pushing an agent to an IPMI-enabled device, if you launch that device’s console and edit the BMC username, clicking the Apply button may not save the username change. If this occurs, you will need to use the POST method to change the username.

Sync issues can cause incorrect alert status
If you delete a managed device, then rediscover it and push a new agent to it, you may create a sync issue with the alertservice daemon and the database. This can cause alert status to be incorrect (such as displaying as informational or unknown in situations that would normally have a critical status).

To avoid the problem, you must restart the alertservice daemon after deleting a managed device. After you have restarted the daemon, you may rediscover and re-push.

Gnome-panel error occurs during install
If you receive an error stating “An error occurred while loading or saving configuration information for gnome-panel. Some of your configuration settings may not work properly,” you will need to log out and then log back in. The menu panel will then function correctly and the Active System console menu will appear.

Setting up Linux Sensors on “entry-level” systems using RHEL3.0 (32 and X86-64)
Please see README.TXT located in \Utilities\LMSensors for step-by-step instructions.

Pulling a Linux agent configuration

  1. Create a temporary directory on your Linux machine (for example, /tmp/ldcfg), and copy the following into the directory:
    1. All files from the LDLOGON\unix\linux directory.
    2. Copy the shell script named after the configuration (<configuration name>.sh) into the temporary directory.
    3. Copy the *.0 file named after the configuration into the temporary directory. The * represents eight characters (0-9, a-f).
    4. Copy all files listed in the <configuration name>.ini file into the temporary directory. To identify these files, search the .INI file for "FILExx", where xx is a number. Most of the entries you find will have been copied to the client in step 1, but you will find .XML files that must be copied. The filenames should be left intact, with the following exceptions:

  2. If the machine is an IPMI/BMC machine (with Monitoring included in the installation), type the following on a command line:
  3. Running as root, execute the shell script for the configuration. For example, if you named the script "pull," use the full path used below:
  4. Remove the temporary directory and all its contents.

Note: Please be aware that if you push or pull an agent out to a Linux machine, then run ./linuxuninstall.sh -f ALL to clean it and then push or pull again, the file with the GUID is the only file left on the machine after this operation is completed.

The -f option deletes all directories owned by the product. Please see the Linux uninstall documentation for additional information.

Intel® Platform Extensions

Intel® SNMP Subagent

Intel® Advanced Remote Server Control
Minimum Configuration Requirements to run Intel ARSC on Managed System:

Minimum Configuration Requirements to run Intel ARSC on Management Console:

Intel® Advanced Remote Server Control Issues

Intel® Command Line Interface

BIOS Setup Configuration for Serial Over LAN

Intel® Command Line Interface Issues

LANDesk System Manager 8.7 Installation
If you cancel the installation of the Intel Platform Extensions, you must restart your system before you can activate LANDesk System Manager.

Under certain conditions, Intel CLI cannot be launched from the Intel® Remote System Console. Intel CLI reports the following error: "Trying to connect..." but never connects to the proxy server
To work around this issue on a remote Windows system, install the DPCCLI proxy on the remote system and then launch Intel CLI from the Windows command line. (The Intel CLI proxy cannot be installed on a Linux system.)

To install Intel CLI on a Windows system:

  1. Copy the files dpccli.exe and dpcproxy.exe from the LANDesk* Core system running the proxy to the remote system running Microsoft Windows.
  2. Change directory to the location of the dpcproxy.exe file on the remote system.
  3. Use the following dpcproxy command to manually install the network proxy as a Windows service: dpcproxy -install
  4. Start the proxy service.

From Windows, you can start, stop, and check on the network proxy using any of the following methods: