2.0 ZENworks Services on a Linux Server

When it is running on a Linux server, the ZENworks Server includes the services listed in the following table. All services are always installed regardless of the ZENworks products (Configuration Management, Asset Management, Endpoint Security Management, and Patch Management) you have licensed and activated. If a service is not required for your product, it is disabled.

NOTE:At times, you might notice high memory utilization for certain services in the Primary Server and it might continue to remain high until garbage collection is executed. Garbage collection will automatically remove unused objects, thereby freeing up memory.

Table 2-1 ZENworks Services on Linux


Service Name


TFTP Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to request files that are needed to perform imaging tasks.

ZENworks Agent Service


Used to enable the server as a managed device. Also used to support location awareness in the ZENworks Agent.

ZENworks Embedded Datastore


Embedded datastore used for storing ZENworks objects and resources.

ZENworks Imaging Agent


Used to save and restore image-safe data on the server (as a managed device). Only runs when launched by the ZENworks Agent.

ZENworks Join Proxy


Allows ZENworks components to work with managed devices in a private network.

ZENworks Loader


Used for loading and controlling the Java services that perform ZENworks Server tasks.

ZENworks Preboot Policy Service


Used by PXE-enabled devices to check for assigned preboot policies and work.

ZENworks Preboot Service


Used to provide imaging services to a device. This includes sending and receiving image files, discovering assigned Preboot bundles, acting as session master for multicast imaging, and so forth.

Microfocus ZENworks Administration Management


An Apache Tomcat WebServer/Servlet Engine that hosts ZENworks administration management web services.

Micro Focus ZENworks API Gateway


Used to control routing inbound network traffic to other ZENworks services.

Microfocus ZENworks Client Management


An Apache Tomcat WebServer/Servlet Engine that hosts ZENworks client management web services.

Proxy DHCP Service


Used with a standard DHCP server to inform PXE-enabled devices of the IP address of the TFTP server.

ZENworks Updater Service


Used to pull down system updates from the Primary Server at a scheduled interval.

Antimalware Service


Used by the Antimalware database. Applicable only if the Antimalware feature is enabled.

Refer to the following sections for instructions to help you control the ZENworks services: