2.0 System Requirements

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

Table 2-1 ZENworks Appliance Requirements




ZENworks Virtual Appliance can be deployed in the following virtual machine environments:

  • VMware ESXi 6.x

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

  • XEN on SLES 12, SLES 15 and the support packs

  • Citrix XenServer 7.x and Citrix Hypervisor 8.x

DNS Server

Ensure that a DNS server has been set on the Primary Server on which appliance is being deployed. Also, the hostname of the local machine should be resolvable over DNS.

Virtual Machine Configuration

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

  • RAM: 16 GB minimum

  • Disk Space: 80 GB minimum

  • CPU Cores: 8

ZENworks requires two hard disks. One hard disk of size 80 GB is pre-configured with the appliance that uses the SLES 12 SP4 operating system and the other hard disk of minimum size 40 GB should be added for the ZENworks data.

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

IP Address

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


The ZENworks Appliance can be configured to use any of the ZENworks supported database and the database must meet the database requirements.

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

Administration Browser

The following are supported web browsers for the appliance console:

  • Internet Explorer 11 and above

  • Firefox version 58 and higher

  • Edge 40 and above

  • Chrome version 55 and higher

  • Firefox ESR version 60

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