7.6 Supporting a Primary Server on VMware ESX

If you installed the Primary Server software on a virtual machine running on VMware ESX, complete the following tasks:

7.6.1 Adjusting the Reserved Memory Size

For optimal performance, set the reserved memory size to the size of the guest operating system memory. For more information, see TID 7005382 in Novell Support Knowledgebase.

7.6.2 Enabling Large Page Support

For optimal performance of large dataset handling, you should enable Java large page support:

  1. At the server’s command prompt, run the following command to launch the Novell ZENworks Server Properties dialog box:


  2. In the Java tab, add the following option to the Java Options box:


    Ensure that you add the option on its own line.

  3. Restart the Primary Server:

    1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services.

    2. Select Micro Focus ZENworks Server, then click Restart in the left pane.

If the Primary Server fails to start, there is either a compatibility problem with the newly added option or the syntax is incorrect. To troubleshoot the service startup, run zenworkserverw and enable the logging options on the Logging tab:

  • Set the log path. For example, C:\

  • Set the Redirect Stdout.log. For example, c:\stdout.log

  • Set the Redirect Stderr.log. For example, c:\stderr.log