2.0 System Requirements

ZENworks Reporting Appliance is a 64-bit (x86_64) virtual machine. The following sections provide the requirements for deploying ZENworks Reporting Appliance onto a virtual infrastructure:

Table 2-1 ZENworks Reporting Appliance Requirements




  • Citrix XenServer 5.x, 6.2, and 6.5

  • XenServer on SLES 11 SP3 and SLES 12

  • VMware ESXi 5.x and 6.x

  • Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2, 2012 R2

Virtual Machine Configuration

Appliance requires the following minimum configuration that have been preconfigured by default:

  • RAM: 8 GB minimum

  • Disk Space: 60 GB minimum

  • CPU Cores: 2

ZENworks Reporting require two hard disks. One hard disk of size 60 GB is pre-configured with the Appliance that contains the operating system and the other hard disk of size minimum 15 GB should be added for the ZENworks data.

Depending on your requirement, you can increase the pre-configured disk space after deploying ZENworks Reporting Appliance.

User Source

ZENworks Reporting can be configured to use Microsoft Active Directory or Novell e-Directory user source.

User with LDAP credentials can log in to ZENworks Reporting. User management is not possible through the ZENworks Reporting server.

  • Supported Authoritative User Sources

    • Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 or 8.8

    • Microsoft Active Directory (as shipped with Windows 2000 SP4 or later)

  • LDAP user access: ZENworks Reporting requires user with minimum Read-only access to the LDAP directory

  • LDAP Authentication: Simple bind authenticates the user, and allows user to access the application.

    Simple bind is where an application provides a Distinguished Name (DN) and password for that DN. To use a simple bind, the client must supply the DN of an existing LDAP entry and a password that matches the user password attribute for that entry.

IP Address

The server must have a static IP address or a permanently leased DHCP address.


The following are the supported databases:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, 2008 SP2, 2012, and 2014

  • Oracle Standard and Enterprise Edition, RAC, 12c ( and

  • Sybase SQL Anywhere 12

For more information, see Database Requirements in the System Requirements.

Web Browser

The following are supported web browsers for the Appliance console:

  • Internet Explorer version 10 and 11

  • Firefox ESR version 31.4 and 31.5

  • Firefox version 30 onwards (including any patches)

Supported Languages

These are the supported languages for the Appliance console:

  • English - en

  • French - fr

  • German - de

  • Italian - it

  • Japanese - ja

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Simplified Chinese - zh_CN

  • Traditional Chinese - zh_TW

  • Spanish - es