9.0 Closest Server Rules

When you have multiple ZENworks Servers (Primary Servers and Satellites) in your environment, you can use Closest Server rules to determine which ZENworks Server a managed device contacts to perform the following functions:

Closest Server rules help you improve load balancing between ZENworks Servers, perform failover, and improve performance when there is a slow link between the managed devices and Servers.

The Closest Server rules let you map devices to ZENworks Servers based on network addresses (DNS names and IP addresses).

For example, you can create a rule that maps all devices to Server1 that fall within the IP address range of to

The following sections provide information and instructions for setting up Closest Server rules: