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Technical Specifications

Check out the system requirements for the ZENworks Virtual Appliance.

NOTE: If a Primary Server is behind a NAT firewall, the devices on the Internet or public network cannot communicate with it.


Minimum system requirements for installation:
  • VMware ESX Server version 3.5 Update 4
  • VMware ESXi Server version 4

Virtual Machine Configuration

ZENworks Appliance requires the following minimum configuration that has been preconfigured by default:
  • RAM: 4 GB minimum
  • Disk Space: 50 GB minimum

You can increase the disk space after deploying ZENworks Virtual Appliance. For more information, see Section 3.3, Post-Deployment Tasks.

  • Display resolution: 1024 × 768 with 256 colors minimum

Hostname Resolution

The server must resolve device hostnames, or some features in ZENworks do not work properly.

Server names must support the DNS requirements, or the ZENworks login fails. Acceptable characters are the letters a-z (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, and the hyphen (-).

IP Address

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

The installation hangs if it is trying to use a NIC that does not have an IP address bound to it.


ZENworks Appliance is available with the embedded Sybase SQL Anywhere database. However, if you choose to use a database other than the embedded Sybase SQL Anywhere database, the other database must meet the database requirements.

LDAP Directory

  • LDAP Version
    • LDAP v3
      OpenLDAP is not supported. However, if you have Micro Focus eDirectory™ installed on a SUSE® Linux server, you can use that as a user source. LDAP v3 can be used to access Micro Focus eDirectory on the Linux server using the alternate ports that you specified for Micro Focus eDirectory when installing it (because OpenLDAP might have been using the default ports).
  • Authoritative user source
    • Micro Focus eDirectory 8.7.3 or 8.8 (on all supported platforms)

      If you use Micro Focus eDirectory as the user source, make sure that no two Micro Focus eDirectory users have the same username and password. Even if the usernames are same, make sure that the passwords are different.
    • Microsoft Active Directory (as shipped with Windows 2000 SP4 or later)
    • Domain Services for Windows (DSfW)

Administration Browser

The administration device must have one of the following web browsers installed:
  • Internet Explorer 7 on Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2008
  • Internet Explorer 8 on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Firefox version 3.0.10 or the later patches of version 3.0
  • Firefox version 3.5 or the later patches of version 3.5

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