25.0 Mirroring Software

Novell® ZENworks® Linux Management lets you connect to a remote server and copy software catalogs, bundles, or packages (including Dell Updated Packages) from the remote server to your server by using a few simple commands.

Depending on your needs, you might have more than one ZENworks Management Zone in your system. The information in this section helps you mirror content across Management Zones or from remote servers. For information about replicating content from a ZENworks primary server to ZENworks secondary servers in a particular Management Zone, see Section 24.0, Replicating Content in the ZENworks Management Zone.

You can mirror software by using the zlmmirror command line application. Software can be mirrored to a ZENworks Primary Server from the following remote servers:

NOTE:To mirror from a ZENworks 6.6.x Linux Management server to a ZENworks 7.2 Linux Management server, the 6.6.x server must also be a YaST Online Update (YOU) server.

Novell, Dell, SUSE®, and Red Hat each maintain servers of their respective types, enabling you to simply mirror the catalogs and bundles you are interested in without needing to maintain or update these repositories.

Mirroring is the preferred method to obtain the majority of the software you distribute to managed devices.

NOTE:If you use a strict firewall where outbound connections are not all automatically allowed, connecting to a remote port 80 or a remote port 443 is necessary.

The following sections contain additional information: