III Installation

This section provides instructions for installing the Server and Agent software components of Novell ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management with Interim Release 1 (IR1), ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management with Interim Release 2 (IR2), ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management with Interim Release 3 (IR3), and ZENworks 7.3 Linux Management with Interim Release 4 (IR4).

Complete the tasks in the order listed:

  1. If you intend to use an existing PostgreSQL or Oracle database installation for your ZENworks Data Store rather than have ZENworks install a new PostgreSQL database, you need to set up the database correctly. See Section 3.0, Preparing the Database for the ZENworks Data Store.

  2. If desired, verify the signatures on the RPM packages. All packages are signed by Novell. You can verify the package signatures to ensure that the packages have not been tampered with. See Section 4.0, Verifying the RPM Package Signatures.

  3. Install your first ZENworks Server and create your ZENworks Management Zone. The first ZENworks Server you install is called the ZENworks Primary Server. See Section 5.0, Installing the ZENworks Primary Server.

  4. Install additional ZENworks Servers as needed. Any ZENworks Servers you install after the first one are called Secondary Servers. See Section 6.0, Installing a ZENworks Secondary Server.

  5. Prepare managed devices for ZENworks Linux Management and install the ZENworks Agents on devices (servers and workstations) you want to manage, and register the devices in your Management Zone. See Section 7.0, Setting Up Managed Devices.

  6. Ensure that there is no eDirectory service installed on the server. See Section 5.1, What the Installation Program Does.

If you are unfamiliar with any of the ZENworks components or terminology in the above task list, please review Section 1.2, System Architecture.