3.0 Appliance Migration

To migrate a ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance to ZENworks 2017, you copy the ZENworks data and appliance network settings from the ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance, deploy the ZENworks 2017 Appliance, and then transfer the ZENworks 11 SP4 data to the ZENworks 2017 Appliance.

In a multi-appliance ZENworks system, the order of migration is important only if you are using the embedded Sybase database. In this case, you need to migrate the appliance with the database first, followed by any other appliances. If you are using the remote Sybase database or an external database, you can migrate appliances in any order.

IMPORTANT:If you are in ZENworks 11.4.x version and want to migrate to 2017 or later versions, new active licenses for 2017 must be applied, as migrating the appliance to ZENworks 2017 might not continue if any of the ZENworks products are using 11.4.x active licenses.

Before starting the migration, check the ZENworks 2017 licenses available in the Micro Focus Customer Center portal and activate the products by entering the new license for ZENworks 2017.

To change the license state of a product, perform any of the following:

For Suite License: If you have Suite License Key, perform the following:

  1. In ZCC, click Configuration.

  2. In the Licenses panel, click ZENwork Suite if you have a suite license key.

  3. Specify the license key in the Suite License Key, and click Apply.


For a Product License Click a product to provide a product license key or to turn on the product evaluation.

For more information, see ZENworks Product Licensing Reference.


  • Verify ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance system integrity with ZENworks Diagnostic Center

  • Download and install the novell-zenworks-prereq-0.1-1.noarch.rpm file.

  • Copy the ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance virtual disk that was created during Appliance deployment (vastorage)

  • Deploy ZENworks 2017 Appliance

  • Attach the ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance virtual disk to ZENworks 2017

  • Mount any additional ZENworks 11 SP4 repository disks to the ZENworks 2017 Appliance

  • Power on the ZENworks 2017 Appliance

  • Configure ZENworks 2017 Appliance using the ZENworks Appliance console

The following sections provide information on how to migrate ZENworks 11 SP4 Virtual Appliance to ZENworks 2017 Virtual Appliance: