6.0 Infrastructure Management Settings

The Infrastructure Management section contains the following settings:

Closest Server Default Rule: Define the rule that is used by a device to determine the closest collection, content, and configuration servers when no Closest Server rules have been defined or when none apply. This rule is simply a listing of the servers in the order you want devices to contact them. You cannot add or remove servers from the lists. For more information, see Closest Server Default Rule.

Closest Server Rules: These settings are not applicable for the ZENworks 2020 release.

MDM Servers: Define an MDM Server to allow all mobile devices to communicate with the server at all times. For more information, see Configuring an MDM Server.

HTTP Proxy Settings: Define proxy servers you want to use. In ZENworks, proxy server settings can be configured for the following:

  • ZENworks Agent: The device‚Äôs ZENworks Agent connects to the proxy server, then requests resources from a ZENworks Server. The proxy provides the resource either by connecting to the ZENworks Server or by serving it from a cache. To define a proxy server:

    1. Click Add to display the Configure HTTP Proxy Settings dialog box.

    2. Fill in the following fields:

      Proxy Address: Specify the IP address of the proxy server.

      Use the supported IP address notation. For example, for IPv4, or 2001:db8::ff00:42:8329 for IPv6.

      Port: Specify the port number on which the proxy server is listening.

      Network Segment (in CIDR notation): Specify the network segment in CIDR notation.

      For example:

      IPv4: represents all IP addresses that start with 123.45.

      IPv6: 2001:db8::0/48 represents range of IPv6 addresses from 2001:db8:0:0:0:0:0:0 to 2001:db8:0:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff:ffff.

  • MDM Servers: A ZENworks Mobile Device Management (MDM) server communicates with enrolled mobile devices by connecting to a proxy server. For more information, see Configuring an MDM Server in ZENworks Mobile Management Reference.

System Update Settings: Configure how you want to use the System Updates feature, including how often to check for updates, specifying a download schedule, configuring e-mail notifications, and more. For more information, see System Update Settings.

ZENworks News Settings: Configure the server and the schedule for downloading the ZENworks News. For more information, see ZENworks News Settings.

Zone Sharing Settings: Configure the zone sharing settings. For more information, see Zone Sharing Settings

Micro Focus Customer Center: Configure Micro Focus Customer Center update schedule and other parameters. For more information, see Micro Focus Customer Center.

Subscription Settings: Configure the settings for subscriptions. For more information, see Subscription Settings.

YUM Service Settings: Configure the YUM Service Refresh Schedule. For more information, see YUM Service Settings.

Purge Vertica Data Settings: Configure the settings to remove historical trending data for bundle and patch from Vertica. For more information, see Vertica Reference.

OpenID Settings: Configure the settings related to you to an OpenID, For more information, see OpenID Settings

User Source Settings: Configure the settings related to user sources. For more information, see User Source Settings

Adapter Settings: Configure network adapter definitions for use in locations and security policies. For more information, see Adapter Settings

Assignment Optimization Settings: Configure the usage of precomputed assignments for managed devices.

  • Assignment Optimization increases the server performance by using precomputed assignments for managed devices. You can run the precomputation by using the zman area command, or specify a schedule.

  • You can perform the following configuration on the Assignment Optimization:

    • Enable or Disable the usage of precomputed assignments for managed devices.

    • Specify the interval to compute effective assignments for managed devices.

    • Select a server on which the effective assignments are computed.

      By default, any available server in the Management Zone is used to compute the effective assignment.

NOTE:MDM Server is the only setting that is applicable for mobile devices.

IPv6 Usage Settings: Configure the setting for servers to communicate with managed devices through the IPv6 network.

In the IPv6 Usage Settings page, you can either enable or disable the usage of IP v6 addresses in the Closest Server Rules.

  1. Log into ZENworks Control Center, and then click Configuration.

  2. In the Management Zone Settings panel, click Infrastructure Management, and then click the IPv6 Usage Settings link.

  3. In the IPv6 Usage Settings panel, select the Include servers IPv6 addresses in the Closest Server Rules check-box.


    • This setting is applicable only for Primary Servers and Satellite Servers.

    • Primary Server or Satellite Server IPv6 addresses will be added during the next Closest Server Rules computation.

    • If the setting is enabled at zone level, then IPv6 addresses of all Primary Servers and Satellite Servers will be used in the Closest Servers.

    • If the setting is enabled at the folder level, then IPv6 addresses will be included for all servers available in that folder.

    • By modifying this setting, deployment packages will not be built automatically, you have to rebuild them manually. For more information, see Rebuilding Packages in the ZENworks Discovery, Deployment, and Retirement Reference guide.

  4. In the Preferred Protocol for Communication drop-down list, select IPv6, and click OK.


    • If you select IPv6, the agents will first try using IPv6 addresses available in the Closest Server Rules to communicate with servers, before trying IPv4 addresses.

    • The Preferred Protocol for Communication setting can be overridden in the Locations page and in the Network Environments page.