II Database Administrator

This part of the Best Practices guide focuses on what the administrator who is responsible for maintaining the ZENworks Database and the ZENworks Audit Database should know.

The ZENworks database is the most important aspect of the ZENworks infrastructure and it contains information about bundles, policies, configuration, and how these features apply to the managed devices and users.

The main considerations that influence the choice of the ZENworks database platform are as follows:

  • Number of devices you manage: Different databases offer different scalability. Therefore, review Database to decide which platform to use.

  • Using clustering technologies for fault tolerance of the database: Clustering ensures that the database is always available.

The following sections provide best practices that are general to all database types as well as best practices that are specific to each database type: