An activation, or activation profile, consists of an activation key and a set of attributes. When a client machine uses the activation key to register with the ZENworks Linux Management server, the attributes are applied to the client. The attributes include group membership, channel access, administrator assignments, and notification recipients.
A channel is a group of software packages grouped in some logical manner. Some examples are "Ximian Desktop," "Red Hat 8.0 System Packages," and "Internal Development Tools."
Fully Qualified Domain Name: the complete hostname for a given machine; the name associated with a given IP address. Client machines are not identified only by FQDN.
Permissions are granted in three stages: View, Modify, and Grant. Administrators with the Grant privilege for an object have the ability to read it and alter it, and may also grant access to other administrators. An organization administrator has Grant permission for all objects in the organization.
For ZENworks Linux Management services, a group is a set of individual client systems. Actions that can be performed on a single system can be performed on an entire group as well.
A single client computer.
Permissions are granted in three stages: View, Modify, and Grant. Administrators with the Modify privilege for an object have the ability to read it and alter it, but not to grant access to other administrators.
A package is a bundle of software in a single file. ZENworks Linux Management services ship all software in this format. Packages contain one or more files that are installed to particular locations on a system, plus information about the package, such as what applications must also be present for it to be installed. ZENworks Linux Management supports only the RPM package format.
A package set is a bundle of packages created on the ZENworks Linux Management server. It allows an administrator to handle a group of packages as though they were a single package.
A target, or target platform, is a combination of operating system and hardware for which software is shipped through ZENworks Linux Management services. For example, "Solaris 9 for UltraSPARC" and "Red Hat 9 for i386" are both target platforms.
A transaction, for the purposes of ZENworks Linux Management, refers to the installation or removal of software. Other actions, such as refreshing channel information, do not count. Transactions are normally initiated by the client.
Permissions are granted in three stages: View, Modify, and Grant. Administrators with the View privilege for an object have the ability to read its contents, but not to change them, nor to grant access to other administrators.