1.1 ZENworks Reporting Requirements

The server where you install ZENworks Reporting software must meet the following requirements:



Additional Details

Following are default port values used by ZENworks Reporting and can be changed during installation or later by using ZENworks Reporting Configuration Tool.

  • 8080

  • Non-secure (http) Web Server port for ZENworks Reporting.

  • 8443

  • Secure (http) Web Server for ZENworks Reporting.

  • 9005

  • Shutdown port used by ZENworks Reporting.

  • 8009

  • This port is AJP (Apache JServe Protocol) port used by ZENworks Reporting. It represents a connector component that communicates with a web connector through AJP protocol.

NOTE:Port 5432 is used for embedded POSTGRES database and cannot be changed.

Operating System


  • Windows Server 2003 SP2 x86_64 (Enterprise and Standard editions)

  • Windows Server 2003 R2 SP2 x86_64 (Enterprise and Standard editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 SP2 x86_64 (Enterprise and Standard editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 x86_64 (Enterprise and Standard editions)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x86_64 (Enterprise and Standard editions)

  • Windows Server 2012 Server Standard x86_64 (Foundation, Essential, and Standard edition)


  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10) SP3/SP4 x86-_64 (Intel and AMD Opteron processors)

  • SLES 11 SP2/SP3 x86_64 (Intel and AMD Opteron processors)

  • SLES 11 SP2 and SP3 for VMware X86_64

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.8/5.9 x86_64

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.1/6.2/6.3/6.4, x86_64

None of the Core and Data Center Editions of Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 are supported as ZENworks Reporting platforms.


RAM: 4 GB minimum

Disk Space: 10 GB minimum

Processor: 1.5 GHz Pentium

Recommended RAM: 8 GB and above

Recommended Disk Space: 40 GB and above.

On Linux it is in /opt on Windows it is in the drive where you are installing.

On Linux, logs are stored at /var/opt/novell/zenworks-reporting/log, so very minimal space is required.

Recommended Processor: 2.5 GHz and above multi-core Pentium for Windows and Linux.



An LDAP (Microsoft Active Directory, NetIQ e-Directory, or Domain Services for Windows) setup is required to perform the ZENworks Reporting installation.

User with LDAP credentials can log in to ZENworks Reporting. ZENworks Reporting User management is not possible through the ZENworks server.


Supported Authoritative User Sources

  • Novell eDirectory 8.7.3 or 8.8 (on all supported platforms)

  • Microsoft Active Directory (as shipped with Windows 2000 SP4 or later)

  • Domain Services for Windows (DSfW)


LDAP user access

ZENworks Reporting requires user with minimum Read-only access to the LDAP directory.


LDAP Authentication

Simple bind authenticates the user, and allows user to access the application.

Simple bind is where an application provides a Distinguished Name (DN) and password for that DN. To use a simple bind, the client must supply the DN of an existing LDAP entry and a password that matches the user password attribute for that entry.


Microsoft SQL Server:

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP1

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 SP2

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012


  • Oracle 11g R1

  • Oracle 11g R2


  • Sybase SQL Anywhere 12

Windows Authentication mode is not supported if the database is an MS SQL server.