ZENworks 10 Asset Management SP3 is available as a software appliance that can be deployed to a supported virtual infrastructure. ZENworks 10 Asset Management SP3 Appliance (ZENworks Appliance) is built on the customized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2 (SLES 10 SP2), and is preinstalled with the ZENworks 10 Asset Management SP3 Server and ZENworks 10 Asset Management SP3 ZENworks Reporting Server.
ZENworks Appliance provides a customized version of SLES 10 SP2 that has only the features and capabilities required to deploy and manage ZENworks Appliance. Following are some of the features that have been customized for ZENworks Appliance:
The Software Management and SLES update options have been removed from YaST.
The ZENworks System Update feature has been enhanced to allow you to update ZENworks Appliance.
For more information on System Updates, see ZENworks 10 Asset Management System Administration Reference.
With ZENworks Appliance, you can have the following benefits:
Quickly and simply deploy the ZENworks Server and ZENworks Reporting Server to a Management Zone without going through the regular installation process. You can do this because ZENworks Appliance is a virtual image packaged together with the customized SLES 10 SP2, ZENworks Server, and ZENworks Reporting Server.
For more information on ZENworks 10 Configuration Management, see the ZENworks 10 Asset Management Administration Quick Start.
For more information on ZENworks Reporting, see the ZENworks 10 Asset Management System Reporting Reference.
Run ZENworks in a virtualized and isolated environment.