10.9 Manually Deploying the Agent on a Macintosh Device

You can deploy the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to a Macintosh device by downloading the deployment package from the ZENworks download page. Ensure that you have installed Java 1.6 on the Macintosh device.

NOTE:It is required to install only Apple’s Java Runtime Environment (JRE) on the Macintosh devices for the ZENworks Adaptive Agent to work.

For Macintosh devices that have been upgraded to 10.7, Java 1.6 might not have been installed on the device. You can install Java 1.6 by using Apple Software Update. To know the version of the Java installed on your device, run the following command:

java -version

  1. On the target Macintosh device, open a Web browser and enter the following address:


    Replace <server> with DNS name or the IP address of a ZENworks server.

  2. Click the appropriate Macintosh package to download

    NOTE:There are two types of packages for each architecture (32-bit and 64-bit):

    • Network (JRE required): This package requires Java 1.6 to be installed on the device prior to the installation of the deployment package. It also requires network access to the ZENworks Server to download the necessary PKG files.

    • Standalone (JRE required): This package requires Java 1.6 to be installed on the device prior to the installation of the deployment package. However, access to the ZENworks Server is not required to install the agent.

  3. At the command prompt, specify executable permissions to the downloaded.bin file by running the chmod +x <file_name> command.

    For more information on the options that you can use with the package, see Section 10.12, Package Options for Windows, Linux, and Macintosh.

    NOTE:X11 is no longer included as a default install in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3 and onwards. Hence before installing OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.3, you need to install the X11 application. For details, see the support information.

  4. At the command prompt, navigate to the directory where you have downloaded the package, then launch the package on the device as a super user by running the following command:

    sudo -i /Users/novell/Downloads/PreAgentPkg_AgentMacComplete.bin

    The filename is the name of the package you downloaded in Step 2.

  5. Log out of and log in to the device to view the ZENworks notify icon in the notification area after agent installation for the Macintosh device.

    In ZENworks Control Center, the device appears in the \Servers folder or \Workstation folder on the Devices page.

    NOTE:After deploying the ZENworks Adaptive Agent on Macintosh device, /opt/novell/zenworks/bin is not added to the PATH variable and hence the commands in that directory cannot be used directly. Do any of the following on the Macintosh device to run the commands from /opt/novell/zenworks/bin:

    • Login to the device again.

    • Specify the complete path to access the command.

    For example: /opt/novell/zenworks/bin/zac.