3.2 Deploying and Configuring the ZENworks 2020 Appliance

You need to deploy the ZENworks 2020 Appliance to migrate the existing appliance and then configure the ZENworks 2020 Appliance with the ZENworks 2017 data and network settings.

IMPORTANT:The new appliance (ZENworks 2020) should be hosted on the same network as the ZENworks 2017 appliance.

  1. Deploy the appliance as instructed in Deploying the Appliance in the ZENworks Appliance Deployment and Administration Reference and do not attach the new hard disk.

    Do NOT power on the appliance at this time.

  2. Attach the migration hard disk (/vastorage) to the ZENworks 2020 Appliance that was copied in Step 7 of Preparing the ZENworks 2017 Appliance for Migration.

  3. Power on the ZENworks 2020 Appliance and wait till credential screen appears.

  4. Specify the root and zenadmin passwords for the ZENworks 2020 Appliance.

    The Appliance Configuration utility automatically populates the identity and network details for the ZENworks 2020 Appliance from the ZENworks 2017 data and continues booting the appliance. When the process is complete, on the Appliance console the URL is displayed.

  5. If the ZENworks 2017 Appliance was using an external content repository, then attach the corresponding disk to ZENworks 2020 Appliance.

    To configure the external disk, perform the following:

    1. After restarting the ZENworks 2020 Appliance, log into the appliance as root and stop the ZENworks services.

      If the appliance hosts the Embedded PostgreSQL, then PostgreSQL service (zenpostgresql) should be running. Run the following command to check the status of the PostgreSQL service:

      systemctl status zenpostgresql

    2. Mount the disk partition on the ZENworks 2020 Appliance in the original structure.

    3. After the hard disk is mounted, ensure that /etc/fstab is updated with mounted partition correctly. You may use YaST partitioner to mount the disk partition to correct ZENworks directory.

      For information about mounting a content repository, see Creating a Permanent Mount in the ZENworks Primary Server and Satellite Reference.

    4. Ensure that new mounted directory has required permissions. To modify the permissions, run the permissions.sh script.

      The permissions.sh is available in the /opt/novell/zenworks/bin/ location.

  6. Take note of the URLs displayed in the console, then continue with the next task, Migrating ZENworks 2017 Data to ZENworks 2020 Appliance.