3.1 Deploying the Appliance

To deploy ZENworks Reporting Appliance, perform the following:

  1. Ensure that the hyper-visor to which you want to deploy ZENworks Reporting Appliance meet the requirements listed in System Requirements.

  2. Download the ZENworks Reporting Appliance file from the Micro Focus Customer Center website.

    Based on your hypervisor, download any of the following files:

    • VMware ESXi: Download the .ova file.

    • Microsoft Hyper-V: Download the .vhd file.

    • XenServer on SLES 12: Download the xen.tar.gz file.

  3. Deploy the ZENworks Reporting Appliance to a hypervisor by using the downloaded (.ova, .vhd, or xen.tar.gz) file.

    By default, the VMware tools are installed at the first boot of ZENworks Reporting Virtual Appliance.

  4. (Optional) Take a snapshot of the virtual machine that you created.

    To save the state and data of a virtual machine at a specific point in time.

  5. After deploying ZENworks Reporting Appliance, you must add a hard disk before you power on the Virtual Machine.

    IMPORTANT:If you have not added a hard disk, then a warning message is displayed when you power on the machine. You need to power off the virtual machine, add a hard disk, and then power on the appliance.

  6. To configure the appliance, continue with the Configuring the Appliance Settings.

After deployment, ZENworks Reporting can be re-configured by using an easy to use web based console. Also, the same console can be used to maintain ZENworks Reporting Appliance and perform basic tasks such as executing commands, starting and stopping services, viewing logs, uploading, and downloading files. You can also tweak basic server settings and monitor the server performance.