8.1 Package Types and Architectures

In order to support deployment of the ZENworks Adaptive Agent from files on either local or network media, there are various types of deployment packages for Windows, Linux and Macintosh operating systems. There are three versions of each of these packages: x86, x86_64, and x86/x86_64. The x86 and x86_64 packages are used in deployments to 32-bit and 64-bit devices, while the x86/x86_64 version is used in deployments to either 32-bit or 64-bit devices.

8.1.1 Package Types and Architectures for Windows

The following packages are available for installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent on Windows:

  • Network (.NET required): Contains only the pre-agent, which downloads the Adaptive Agent files from a ZENworks Server. The network (.NET required) package requires that Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 is installed on the device prior to the deployment of the agent to the device.

  • Standalone (.NET required): Contains the pre-agent, all the ZENworks Adaptive Agent module files. The Adaptive Agent is installed to the device, but no registration or management occurs until the device connects to the network. The standalone (.NET require) package requires that Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 is installed on the device prior to the deployment of the agent to the device.

  • Standalone: Contains the pre-agent, all the ZENworks Adaptive Agent module files, and the Microsoft.NET Framework 4.0 installables. The Adaptive Agent is installed to the device, but no registration or management occurs until the device connects to the network.

To support the various Windows architectures, there are three versions of each package:

  • x86 version: You use the x86 version for manual deployment to 32-bit Windows devices.

    The x86 packages (PreAgentPkg_Agent.exe, PreAgentPkg_AgentComplete.exe, and PreAgentPkg_AgentCompleteDotNet.exe) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86 on Linux.

  • x86_64 version: You use the x86_64 version for manual deployment to 64-bit Windows devices.

    The x86_64 packages (PreAgentPkg_Agent.exe, PreAgentPkg_AgentComplete.exe, and PreAgentPkg_AgentCompleteDotNet.exe) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86_64 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86_64 on Linux.

  • All Architectures version: This package is used by the ZENworks Server when completing a deployment task. It contains files for both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows devices.

    The All Architectures packages (PreAgentPkg_Agent.exe, PreAgentPkg_AgentComplete.exe, and PreAgentPkg_AgentCompleteDotNet.exe) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\_all on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/_all on Linux.

8.1.2 Package Types and Architectures for Linux

The following packages are available for installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent on Linux:

  • Network (JRE required): Contains only the pre-agent, which downloads the ZENworks Adaptive Agent files from the ZENworks Server. The network (JRE required) package requires that JRE 1.6 is installed on the device prior to the deployment of the agent to the device.

  • Standalone: Contains the pre-agent, all the ZENworks Adaptive Agent module files, and the JRE 1.6 installables.

To support the various Linux architectures, there are three versions of each package:

  • x86 version: You use the x86 version for manual deployment to 32-bit Linux devices.

    The x86 packages (PreAgentPkg_AgentLinux.bin and PreAgentPkg_AgentLinuxComplete.bin) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86 on Linux.

  • x86_64 version: You use the x86_64 version for manual deployment to 64-bit Linux devices.

    The x86_64 packages (PreAgentPkg_AgentLinux.bin and PreAgentPkg_AgentLinuxComplete.bin) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86_64 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86_64 on Linux.

  • All Architectures version: This package is used by the ZENworks Server when completing a deployment task. It contains files for both 32-bit and 64-bit Linux devices.

    The All Architectures packages (PreAgentPkg_AgentLinux.bin and PreAgentPkg_AgentLinuxComplete.bin) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\_all on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/_all on Linux.

8.1.3 Package Types and Architectures for Macintosh

The following packages are available for installing the ZENworks Adaptive Agent on Macintosh devices:

  • Network (JRE required): Contains only the pre-agent, which downloads the ZENworks Adaptive Agent files from the ZENworks Server. The network (JRE required) package requires that JRE 1.6 is installed on the device prior to the deployment of the agent to the device.

  • Standalone (JRE required): Contains the pre-agent and all the ZENworks Adaptive Agent module files.┬áThe standalone (JRE required) package requires that JRE 1.6 is installed on the device prior to the deployment of the agent to the device.

The architecture of the agent to be installed depends upon the architecture of Java installed on the device. To support the various Macintosh architectures, there are three versions of each package:

  • x86 version: You use the x86 version for manual deployment to Macintosh devices having 32-bit Java installed on the device.

    The x86 packages (PreAgentPkg_AgentMac.bin and PreAgentPkg_AgentMacComplete.bin) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86 on Linux and Macintosh devices.

  • x86_64 version: You use the x86_64 version for manual deployment to 64-bit Macintosh devices.

    The x86_64 packages (PreAgentPkg_AgentMac.bin and PreAgentPkg_AgentMacComplete.bin) are located in the following directory on the ZENworks Server:

    %ZENWORKS_HOME%\novell\zenworks\install\downloads\setup\x86_64 on Windows and /opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads/setup/x86_64 on Linux and Macintosh devices.