Known problems and workarounds

The following known problems and workarounds are applicable to the IBM Deployment Pack.

Version 1.0

An error message that falsely indicates that packages are not updated should not be displayed at all. The message occurs when drivers are attempted to be removed from driver packages that actually do not include the drivers, when using the "Add or remove drivers to a driver package" function to remove multiple drivers from one or more packages.
You might see the following message after removing drivers with the Add or remove drivers to a driver package function:
Some packages cannot be updated.  
Please see the log file for more information.

You can ignore this message. The message does not correctly indicate the success of either a driver removal from a package or a driver addition to a package.

During the same operation that removes drivers, if you also add drivers to one or more packages by checking one or more packages, or by leaving grayed-out packages checked, the success of the addition of the drivers to the packages is not indicated by the message. In fact, the message occurs only if you attempt to remove a driver from a package that does not contain the driver.

Because this message is caused by the removal of drivers, the message has nothing to do with the addition of drivers. For instance, if you attempt only to add drivers (no driver removal) to a package that already contains one but not all of the drivers (the package is grayed-out and checked), you do not see this message.

You might see the message when you perform the following removal procedure. Whether you are also adding drivers is irrelevant.
  1. Click System Center Configuration Manager > Site Database > Computer Management > Operating System Deployment > Drivers packages > IBM Server Drivers.
  2. Select multiple drivers; then right-click a selected driver and click Add or remove driver to packages.

    Driver packages that have one but not all drivers are displayed with grayed out, selected checkboxes.

  3. Clear the checkbox for a grayed-out driver package in the Add or remove drivers to a driver package page, or click Clear All to clear all checkboxes, including grayed-out packages, to remove the selected drivers from the packages.
  4. Click OK.

    If any packages were grayed out, meaning that they included one, but not all selected drivers, the error message is displayed.

  5. Click OK > Cancel to exit the Add or remove drivers to a driver package page.

    The error message does not affect the removal of the drivers from the driver packages. The message actually indicates that because some packages did not contain a selected driver, the driver was already not included in a package and therefore could not be removed from the package. The message should not be displayed at all because all packages were, in fact, updated correctly.

A task sequence might not be displayed in the list of task sequences after a refresh (F5).
Depending on how you create a task sequence, it is possible that the task sequence might not be displayed in the list of task sequences.
If you create a task sequence while editing another task sequence, the new task sequence might not be listed. For example, if you perform the following procedure, the new task sequence might not be in the list.
  1. Create new task sequences.
  2. Select a task sequence and edit it.
  3. While editing the task sequence, select Edit > Add > IBM Deployment > IBM Deployment Pack > Adding new OEM Deployment action > OK > Potential WinPE Issue > OK.
  4. Configure the information for Create Server Deployment Task Sequence.
  5. Click Create.

The task sequence that you just created does not display in the list of task sequences, even if you press F5 to refresh the list.

Workaround: Select two task sequences in the list of task sequences and press F5 to refresh the list and display all task sequences.