We just upgraded our system to from ZFD4 to ZFD7. We are running NW 6.5 SP4, and noticed that the linux loading process takes forever now. In version 4, once the linux kernel was downloaded from PXE, it was a matter of seconds before imaging began. Now in Version 7, with SUSE Linux, it take at least 1 minute to boot to linux.

We also use scripted imaging, and every time you give a img command, it must detect the hardware prior to doing anything which takes about 15 seconds before it completes the command, exits, and then runs the next command.

Is this normal? If it is, can we just go back to ZFD4 for imaging becasue the current setup is extremely painful for imaging.

Robert Lahey