Novell ZENworks 11 provides a tool called as ZENworks Diagnostic Center that helps you to verify the health of the Primary Servers and the Management Zone before deploying a system update.
ZENworks Diagnostic Center (ZDC) performs a series of diagnostic tests on Primary Servers, and determines the state of the Primary Servers and the Management zone. ZDC comprises of the following verifiers:
ZENworks System Files Verifier: Verifies the existence and consistency of critical system files that are required by ZENworks 11.
ZENworks Database Schema Verifier: Validates the correctness of the schema (tables, indexes, database procedures, etc) of the database used by ZENworks 11.
ZENworks Content Verifier: Validates the existence and consistency of the contents hosted on the Primary Server that has ZDC installed and running.
To verify the database schema before upgrading to ZENworks 11, you must use the ZENworks Diagnostic Center tool available in the ZENworks 11 Installation media. To verify the health of the Primary Servers and the Management Zone after upgrading to ZENworks 11, download and use the ZENworks Diagnostic Center from ZENworks 11 ZENworks Control Center. For more information, review the following sections: