3.1 Preparing the ZENworks 11 SP3 Appliance for Migration

Complete the following steps to prepare the appliance for migration:

  1. Check the Primary Server’s health by using ZENworks Diagnostic Center:

    1. Download the ZENworks 11 SP3 version of the Diagnostic Center to the appliance.

      You can download the ZENworksDiagnosticCenter.zip file from the ZENworks 11 SP3 download site.

    2. Extract the ZENworksDiagnosticCenter.zip file to the appliance.

    3. Run the zdc command.

      For help running the Diagnostic Center, see Running ZDC in the ZENworks 11 SP4 Command Line Utilities Reference.

  2. Add a new virtual hard disk “vastorage” to the ZENworks 11 SP3 Appliance.

    The new hard disk is used to copy the ZENworks 11 SP3 data and network settings.

    Calculate the size of new hard disk based on the below directories:

    • database (/var/opt/novell/zenworks/database) if the appliance hosts the Embedded Sybase

    • content-repo (/var/opt/novell/zenworks/content-repo)

    • downloads (/opt/novell/zenworks/install/downloads)

    • collection (/var/opt/novell/zenworks/collection)

    • Allocate another 20 GB extra space additionally.


    • If any of the directories are part of the mounted disk partition, then its size can be ignored while calculating the new disk size.

    • The new hard disk (/vastorage) would continue to exist post migration on ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance and not transient for the migration process only.

  3. Back up the Primary Server configuration files, the Primary Server’s content repository and the ZENworks databases if they reside on the appliance.

    (Optional) If the database resides on the appliance, you can take the snapshot of the appliance.

    For information, see ZENworks 11 SP4 System Backup.

  4. If the ZENworks 11 SP3 Appliance was configured with an additional or external disk for content repository, then ensure that you mount the disk on the ZENworks 11 SP4 Appliance.

    For example, /dev/sdb1 mounted to /var/opt/novell/zenworks

  5. Continue with the next task, Copying the ZENworks 11 SP3 Data.