13.1 General Satellite Role Information

You can view a device’s general properties, including its current status, port, content replication schedule, and role status.

If your ZENworks administrator has specified that this device performs a satellite role, the information on this page lets you view the device’s general information; however, you cannot edit the fields on this page.

To view general satellite role information:

  1. Right-click the ZENworks icon ZENworks icon in the notification area.

  2. Click Technician Application.

  3. In the left navigation pane, under Satellite, click General.



    Current Status

    Displays whether your device is currently configured to perform a satellite role.


    Displays the port that the device is using.

    SSL Port

    If the device is performing the Authentication role, displays the SSL port being used for authentication purposes.

    Satellite Role Status

    Displays the roles that the device is performing (Collection, Content, Imaging, Authentication, and Join Proxy) and its current status.

    Content Replication Details

    Displays the content type, throttle rate (kb/sec) that the device uses to replicate content, how often the device’s content is updated from the parent Primary Server, and the duration of the replication period. Your system administrator can change any of these settings.

    For example, by default, a Content role device checks for new or removed content every 5 minutes. Your ZENworks administrator can change this schedule. For example, your administrator might want to increase the time between cycles if the ZENworks system is not adding content to your system very often or if the connection between the Content role device and its parent Primary Server is slow.