2.0 System Requirements

ZENworks Reporting Appliance is a 64-bit (x86_64) virtual machine. The following sections provide the requirements for deploying ZENworks Reporting Appliance onto a virtual infrastructure:

Table 2-1 ZENworks Reporting Appliance Requirements




  • VMware Workstation 6.5

  • VMware ESXi 5.x and 6.x

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server Windows 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016

  • XEN on SLES 12 and the support packs

Deployment of ZENworks Virtual Appliance is not supported on:

  • Citrix XenServer 5.x, 6.2 and 6.5

  • XEN on SLES 11 SP4 and the support packs

Virtual Machine Configuration

Appliance requires the following minimum configuration that have been preconfigured by default:

  • RAM: 8 GB minimum

  • Disk Space: 60 GB minimum

  • CPU Cores: 2

    For optimum results we recommend at least a 2.5 GHz multi-core processor

ZENworks Reporting require two hard disks. One hard disk of size 60 GB is pre-configured with the Appliance that contains the operating system and the other hard disk of size minimum 15 GB should be added for the ZENworks data.

Depending on your requirement, you can increase the pre-configured disk space after deploying ZENworks Reporting Appliance.

User Source

ZENworks Reporting can be configured to use Microsoft Active Directory or Novell e-Directory user source.

User with LDAP credentials can log in to ZENworks Reporting. User management is not possible through the ZENworks Reporting server.

  • Supported Authoritative User Sources

    • Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 or 8.8

    • Microsoft Active Directory (as shipped with Windows 2000 SP4 or later)

  • LDAP user access: ZENworks Reporting requires user with minimum Read-only access to the LDAP directory

  • LDAP Authentication: Simple bind authenticates the user, and allows user to access the application.

    Simple bind is where an application provides a Distinguished Name (DN) and password for that DN. To use a simple bind, the client must supply the DN of an existing LDAP entry and a password that matches the user password attribute for that entry.

IP Address

The server must have a static IPv4 address or a permanently leased DHCP address.


The following ports are required for Primary Server communication:

  • Database ports of Microsoft SQL, Oracle, and Sybase

  • Reporting Server: 443

  • LDAP: 389 or 636

  • SMTP: 25 for email

  • NTP: 123 for time sync

  • SSH: 22

  • Appliance: 443

  • Appliance administration console: 9443


The following are the supported databases:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2014, and 2016

  • Oracle Standard and Enterprise Edition, RAC, 12c ( and, and 12c RAC

  • Sybase SQL Anywhere 17

For more information, see Database Requirements in the System Requirements.

Web Browser

The following are supported web browsers for the Appliance console:

  • Internet Explorer version 11 and above

  • Firefox version 58 and higher

  • Firefox ESR version 52

  • Chrome version 55 and higher (experimental support)

  • Edge 40 and above

Supported Languages

These are the supported languages for the Appliance console:

  • English - en

  • French - fr

  • German - de

  • Italian - it

  • Japanese - ja

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Simplified Chinese - zh_CN

  • Traditional Chinese - zh_TW

  • Spanish - es