2.0 ZENworks Services on a Linux Server

When it is running on a Linux server, the ZENworks Server includes the services listed in the following table. All services are always installed regardless of the ZENworks products (Configuration Management, Asset Management, Endpoint Security Management, and Patch Management) you have licensed and activated. If a service is not required for your product, it is disabled

Table 2-1 ZENworks Services on Linux


Service Name


Novell TFTP Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to request files that are needed to perform imaging tasks.

Novell ZENworks Agent Service


Used to enable the server as a managed device. Also used to support location awareness in the ZENworks Agent.

Novell ZENworks Embedded Datastore


Embedded datastore used for storing ZENworks objects and resources.

Novell ZENworks Embedded Datastore for Auditing


Embedded datastore used for storing ZENworks Audit objects and resources.

Novell ZENworks Imaging Agent


Used to save and restore image-safe data on the server (as a managed device). Only runs when launched by the ZENworks Agent.

Novell ZENworks Join Proxy


Allows ZENworks components to work with managed devices in a private network.

Novell ZENworks Loader


Used for loading and controlling the Java services that perform ZENworks Server tasks.

Novell ZENworks Preboot Policy Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to check for assigned preboot policies and work.

Novell ZENworks Preboot Service


Used to provide imaging services to a device. This includes sending and receiving image files, discovering assigned Preboot bundles, acting as session master for multicast imaging, and so forth.

Novell ZENworks Server


Used for communicating with the ZENworks Agent.

Novell ZENworks Services Monitor


Used to monitor the status of the ZENworks services.

Proxy DHCP Service


Used with a standard DHCP server to inform PXE-enabled devices of the IP address of the Novell TFTP server.

The services reside in the /etc/init.d directory. Refer to the following sections for instructions to help you control the ZENworks services: