A.1 Installation Options

When you installed Novell ZENworks Linux Management on a ZENworks Primary Server or on secondary ZENworks servers as described in Section 5.0, Installing the ZENworks Primary Server or Section 6.0, Installing a ZENworks Secondary Server, you performed a standard installation without using additional installation options.

When you installed ZENworks Agent on managed devices as described in Section 7.2, Installing the ZENworks Agent and Registering the Device, you used the -a or -o installation options.

NOTE:If you are performing an upgrade from a previous version of ZENworks Linux Management, as explained in Upgrade, you can use upgrade options with the zlm-upgrade command. For more information, see Upgrade Options.

The following options can be used with the zlm-install command:

Table A-1 Options that can be used with the ZLM-install command




Prompt before adding each package.


Run silently using data from a previous configuration. Specify the response file that you want to use. This is the response file that you recorded user input by using the -r command. The following command shows the option’s usage:

zlm-install -s config_file


Record user input, including passwords, to be used in future silent-configuration installations. Specify the response file that you want to record the user input to. This is the response file that you use with the -s command to run a silent configuration. The following command shows the option’s usage:

zlm-install -r config-file


Install only agent portions of ZENworks Linux Management.


Skip packages that require the X Window System.

If you do not have the X Window System installed (for example, you installed a Minimal installation of SUSE® Linux Enterprise Server 9), you need to install the glib2, XFree86-libs-32 bit, and compat-32bit packages to the device before installing ZENworks Linux Management. When you install ZENworks Linux Management on the device, you must use the -x switch to avoid dependency problems. Running ./zlm-install -a –x skips any packages that require the X Window System. During the installation process, you must agree when it says that the installation lacks the zmd-gconfpolicyenforcer, novell-zenworks-zmd-rmagent, and vnc components.


Skip imaging packages.


Install the OEM module specific to Dell PowerEdge servers.

If you do not install the OEM module, you cannot use the following features:

  • Dell Configuration Bundles: Lets you use Preboot Services to configure a Dell PowerEdge server's BIOS, BMC, RAID, and DRAC settings and to create a Dell utility partition.

  • Dell Update Bundles: Let you update and configure hardware and system settings on Dell PowerEdge servers.

  • Dell Inventory: Lets you display inventory information specific to Dell PowerEdge servers.

  • Dell Reports: Lets you run reports specific to Dell PowerEdge servers to find devices that do not have valid Dell Update Packages installed or to show devices with Dell applications installed (per device or per device model).

You can run the -o option during the installation of the ZENworks Agent on a managed device by running zlm-install -a -o, as explained in Step 3, or you can install the OEM module on a device after installing the ZENworks Agent by running zlm-install -o.


Print these options.