The first time you install ZENworks 10 Configuration Management, you establish the Management Zone with a Primary Server, which is the first server you install to. Other Primary Servers can then be installed into that Management Zone.
The ZENworks installation program does the following during installation of your first Primary Server:
Creates the Management Zone
Creates a password that you supply for the default ZENworks Administrator account
Establishes and populates the ZENworks database
The ZENworks installation does the following during installation of any Primary Server:
Installs the ZENworks Adaptive Agent (Windows servers only) so that it can be managed
Installs ZENworks Control Center (ZCC)
Installs the zman command line utility
Installs and starts the ZENworks services
The Adaptive Agent is installed on managed devices from files on the Primary Server. For more information, see in the ZENworks 10 Configuration Management Administration Quick Start.
You have three installation methods:
Graphical User Interface: A graphical user interface (GUI) installation program that works with both Windows and Linux servers is provided on the installation CD. For Linux servers, GUI capability must already be installed.
Command Line: A command line installation is available, but only for Linux servers. The Windows and Linux installation executables can both be run from a command line for purposes of using installation arguments, but for Windows it only starts the GUI installation program.
Unattended: You can use either installation method to create a response file for an unattended installation of ZENworks to other servers.
To learn what you need to know before installing ZENworks, continue with Section 3.2, Gathering Installation Information.