3.3 Orchestrator Client Node Requirements

You can monitor and run jobs, run the command line interfaces, and create and modify jobs using the tools and monitors included with the ZENworks Orchestrator clients. ZENworks Orchestrator manages jobs on and gathers data about data center computing resources that meet the following minimum requirements:

IMPORTANT:The platforms listed here have been tested for the 1.2 release, and as such are the only platforms supported at this time.

Some of the install programs for other operating systems that are embedded with the Administrator Information page have not been tested for this release.

Table 3-3 Client Node Requirements for High Performance Computing



Operating System

Linux machines:

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1 (32-bit or 64-bit)

Windows machines:

  • Windows XP (32-bit)

  • Windows 2003 (32-bit or 64-bit)


The Orchestrator client installation does not require a minimum hardware configuration other than a minimum recommended disk space of 100 MB and an SVGA-grade monitor.

TCP Ports

The Orchestrator clients consist of various components that communicate with the Orchestrator Server:

  • Port 8100 is used with a custom protocol for invoking the zos command line interface or for opening the SDK (Java Developer’s toolkit).

  • Port 8101 is also used for invoking the zos command line interface or opening the Java Developer’s toolkit by using TLS.

  • Port 1099 is used with RMI for invoking the zosadmin command line interface or for running the Orchestrator Console.