2.0 System Requirements

ZENworks Appliance is a 64-bit (x86_64) virtual machine. The following sections provide the requirements for deploying ZENworks Appliance onto a virtual infrastructure:

Table 2-1 ZENworks Appliance Requirements




ZENworks Virtual Appliance can be deployed in the following virtual machine environments:

  • VMware Workstation 6.5

  • VMware ESXi 6.x

  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server Windows 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016

  • XEN on SLES 12 and the support packs

Deployment of ZENworks Virtual Appliance is not supported on:

  • Citrix XenServer

Virtual Machine Configuration

ZENworks Appliance requires the following minimum configuration that have been preconfigured by default:

  • RAM: 8 GB minimum

  • Disk Space: 60 GB minimum

  • CPU Cores: 2

ZENworks requires two hard disks. One hard disk of size 60 GB is pre-configured with the appliance that uses the SLES 12 SP1 operating system and the other hard disk of minimum size 20 GB should be added for the ZENworks data.

Depending on your requirement, you can increase the pre-configured disk space after deploying ZENworks Appliance

IP Address

The server must have a static IP address or a permanently leased DHCP address.


ZENworks Appliance comes with pre-installed Sybase SQL Anywhere database. However, you can choose the other supported database and that must meet the database requirements.

For more information, see Database Requirements in the System Requirements.

Administration Browser

The following are supported web browsers for the appliance console:

  • Internet Explorer 11

  • Firefox version 38.5 to 45.5

  • Edge

  • Chrome version 55 and higher

  • Firefox ESR version 38.5 and 45.5

  • Firefox version 50 and higher

Supported Languages

These are the supported languages for the appliance console:

  • English - en

  • French - fr

  • German - de

  • Italian - it

  • Japanese - ja

  • Portuguese (Brazilian)

  • Simplified Chinese - zh_CN

  • Traditional Chinese - zh_TW

  • Spanish - es