1.1 Support matrix for ZENworks Imaging

The following table shows the items that are supported for ZENworks imaging.

Item Type

Items supported for ZENworks

Fixed disk types

  • Basic disks

  • Solid State drives

  • Advanced Format drives

Fixed disk controller types

  • IDE

  • SATA

Firmware interface

  • BIOS is supported on 32-bit and 64-bit platforms.

  • UEFI (version 2.31 or higher) is supported only on Windows 64-bit platforms.


    • Imaging operations for Linux are not supported on UEFI devices.

    • 32-bit UEFI Atom processors are not supported.

    • Secure Boot is supported on UEFI devices.

Disk partition type

  • MBR (Master Boot Record based partitioning for systems using the BIOS firmware)

  • GPT (GUID Partition Table) is supported in ZENworks 11.2.4 or higher versions.

    NOTE:For ZENworks 11.2.3, GPT is supported only agents only.

File Systems

  • NTFS

  • NTFS Extended

  • FAT32X

  • FAT32

  • FAT12

  • FAT6

  • EXT4

    NOTE:The EXT4 Write support is experimental in ZENworks Imaging due to the limitations of the SLES 11 SP2 software distribution. For more information, see SLES 11 SP2 documentation.

  • EXT3

  • EXT2

  • Reiser FS


  • LVM Physical volumes

Encryption type

  • FDE (Novell Full Disk Encryption)

Boot scenarios

  • Single Boot Only (Windows OS or Linux OS)

Hardware architectures

  • x86

  • x86_64