A Satellite is a managed device that can perform some of the roles that a ZENworks Primary Server normally performs, including authentication, information collection, content distribution, and imaging. A Satellite can be any managed Windows or Linux device (server or workstation), but not a Primary Server. For more information, see
Satellite Requirements in ZENworks 11 SP4 System Requirements and
Deploying the ZENworks Adaptive Agent in the ZENworks 11 SP4 Discovery, Deployment, and Retirement Reference.
When you configure a Satellite, you specify which roles it performs (Authentication, Collection, Content, or Imaging). A Satellite can also perform roles that might be added by third-party products that are snap-ins to the ZENworks framework.
You might, for example, create a Satellite in a location across a slow WAN link and create Closest Server rules to offload one or more roles from the Primary Server to the newly created Satellite to improve the performance of your ZENworks system.
NOTE:For information about Satellites from the perspective of an end user using the ZENworks Adaptive Agent, see
Satellite Roles in the Novell Adaptive Agent Guide.
The following sections contain more information:
Section 15.0, Manually Replicating Content from a Primary Server to Satellite Devices
Section 16.0, Moving a Satellite from One Primary Server to Another Primary Server
Section 17.0, Specifying a Different Repository for the Content Role Satellite (Windows Only)
Section 18.0, Specifying a Different Repository for Content Role Satellite (Linux Only)
Section 19.0, Promoting an RHEL 6 device as a Content or Collection Role Satellite
Section 20.0, Promoting a Macintosh Device to Be a Content Role Satellite Server
Section 21.0, Promoting a Macintosh Device to Be a Collection Role Satellite Server