11.9 Linux Management

Linux Management makes it easy to embrace and extend Linux within your existing environment. It uses policy-driven automation to deploy, manage, and maintain Linux resources. The automated and intelligent policies allow you to provide centralized control across the life cycle of Linux systems for desktop lockdown, imaging, remote management, inventory management and software management. The result is a comprehensive Linux management solution that eliminates IT effort by dramatically reducing the required overhead needed to manage Linux systems.

You can patch your Linux devices by using any of the following:

Patch Management

Patch Management is a fully integrated feature of Novell ZENworks 11 SP2 that provides agent-based patch, vulnerability patch, and compliance management solution.

Patch Management provides the following capabilities:

For more information, see the Section 14.0, Patch Management.

Linux Package Management

Linux Package Management is intended to handle the package management functionality of ZENworks Configuration Management for Linux devices (servers and desktops).

Linux Package Management provides the following capabilities: