White Paper: Novell ZENworks Configuration Management in a Microsoft Windows Environment
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Posted: 14 Aug 2007
Here's a nicely detailed White Paper that provides a satisfying level of technical insight into the architecture and features of ZENworks 10 Configuration Management.
The next generation of Novell ZENworks is here! Built on a newly designed three-tier Web services architecture, it includes all the features our customers and partners have come to love and respect. This new addition to the ZENworks family gives you the freedom to choose not only what platform to run your infrastructure on, but also which directory service you will integrate with to get user-based systems management capabilities.
This is powerful functionality that lets you leverage your existing infrastructure like never before.
Unlike previous versions of ZENworks, Novell ZENworks Configuration Management does not require Novell eDirectory, the Novell Client, ConsoleOne or Novell Identity Manager to operate. The new version is very simple to deploy and use in a Windows environment. It enables device-based systems management, but also user-based systems management functionality that makes ZENworks unique in the industry. The new ZENworks Configuration Management is even more flexible in terms of where user identities reside. When you deploy ZENworks Configuration Management, you will be able to natively integrate with either Microsoft Active Directory or Novell eDirectory?or both if you choose. If you decide that you do not need to manage your infrastructure based on users' identities and roles, you can choose to manage only your devices and skip the integration with your identity vault(s).
This guide examines the architecture and features of Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management and shows how you can make it all work in your Microsoft Windows environment.
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