5.1 Walkthrough: Launch the ZENworks Orchestrator Console

This section assumes that you have installed all of the basic ZENworks Orchestrator components, including the ZENworks Orchestrator Server (Orchestrator Server), the ZENworks Orchestrator Agent (Orchestrator Agent), and the ZENworks Orchestrator Clients (Orchestrator Clients). For more information about installation, see Section 4.0, Installation and Configuration.

The installation of the Orchestrator Clients actually installs four separate subcomponents: the ZENworks Orchestrator Console, the zos command line interface, the zosadmin command line interface, and the Java SDK (toolkit) for ZENworks Orchestrator. The console and the command line interfaces (CLIs) constitute the clients for the product. Using them, you can troubleshoot, initiate, change, or shut down server functions for ZENworks Orchestrator and its computing resources.

Those who use console are the job developer, who uses the tools in the console to create and debug jobs, and the Orchestrator administrator (sometimes called the grid administrator), who oversees job deployment and overall Orchestrator usage.

To launch the console:

  1. Navigate to the location where the console was installed.

    • SLES 10 SP1: Change to the following directory:


    • Windows: In the Start menu, click Programs > Novell > ZOS > Clients.

  2. Launch the console.

    • SLES 10 SP1: Use the following command to launch the console:


    • Windows: In the Start menu, click Programs > Novell > ZOS > Clients submenu, click ZOS Management Console.

When the console is launched, it broadcasts throughout the network to discover all of the Orchestrator Servers that have been previously installed. The server or servers are displayed at the root of the Explorer panel in the console.

Figure 5-1 ZENworks Orchestrator Console After First Launch

NOTE:Orchestrator Server discovery by the console might not find and display Orchestrator Servers that are installed on virtual machines; the console can only discover servers on a broadcast-capable network.

To begin using the console, you first need to log in to an Orchestrator Server. To understand and continue with the server login process, see Section 5.2, Walkthrough: Log in to the ZENworks Orchestrator Server.