ZENworks 11 SP2 is available as a virtual appliance that can be deployed to a supported virtual infrastructure. ZENworks Virtual Appliance 11 (ZENworks Appliance) is built on the customized SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 JeOS (SLES 11 SP1), and is preinstalled with the ZENworks 11 Server and ZENworks 11 Reporting Server.
ZENworks Appliance includes a customized version of SLES 11 SP1 that has only the features and capabilities required to deploy and manage ZENworks Appliance. Following are some of the features that have been customized for ZENworks Appliance:
The Software Management and SLES update options have been removed from YaST.
The ZENworks System Update feature has been enhanced to allow you to update ZENworks Appliance.
For more information on System Updates, see in the ZENworks 11 SP2 System Administration Reference.
With ZENworks Appliance, you can have the following benefits:
Quickly and simply deploy the ZENworks Server and ZENworks Reporting Server to a Management Zone without going through the regular installation process. You can do this because ZENworks Appliance is a virtual image packaged together with the customized SLES 11 SP1 and ZENworks Server, and ZENworks Reporting Server.
For more information on ZENworks Reporting, see the ZENworks 11 SP2 System Reporting Reference.
Run ZENworks in a virtualized and isolated environment.