ZENworks Next Generation – part 1

In an earlier Cool Blogs post I set out my plan to describe the Next Generation of ZENworks. This is the first in that series – the History of ZENworks. I have written this series of blog posts using my experience of describing the Next Generation of ZENworks to customers and partners. These are slightly…

ZENworks Asset Management – GA announcement

Wow – it’s been hectic – but the combined teams in Provo,UT and Lebanon, NH really cranked and turned this one around. Novell today announced details of the availability of the new ZENworks Asset Management product. Screenshots here: Architecture: Download is here:http://download.novell.com

ZENworks 7 Support Pack 1

– If you are a ZENworks administrator – you have probably seen that we released ZENworks 7 Support Pack 1 in the last few days. The whole ZENworks team are very proud of this release – it is of high quality, fixes problems reported via Novell Support – and adds some new features to ZENworks

BrainShare 2007

Six months to BrainShare 2007 – and we’re working on proposed sessions. The big thing is the Next Generation of ZENworks – I’ve blogged about that before. I am proposing four sessions – co-presenting with Mark Schouls: ZENworks: Live Migration from ZENworks 7 to Next Generation ZENworks: Next Generation in an all Windows environment ZENworks:…

ZCM agent debugging

More how-to guides. This one is turning on ZCM agent-side debugging. First set the zmd logging to be at debug level; there are two ‘true’ settings in the conf file: %ZENWORKS_HOME%conflogger-zmd-conf.xml <configuration><log4net>    <!–Appender to log event to console–>    <appender name=”ConsoleAppender” type=”log4net.Appender.ConsoleAppender”>    <param name=”Threshold” value=”DEBUG” />     <layout type=”Novell.Zenworks.Logger.SimpleLayout, Novell.Zenworks.Logger”></layout>    </appender>     <!–This section is used…

BrainShare 2005 – Wednesday 23 March

Novell acquires Tally Systems.. One focus of my life for the last few months – the future ZENworks Asset Management. Some coverage: Acquisition Of Tally Shows Where Novell Wants To Go http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=159904794 Information Week – USA… asset-management software maker Tally Systems Corp. in a move to strengthen Novell ZENworks. The acquisition of privately held Tally…

ZENworks 7 Desktop Management training

A quick turnaround from Novell Education – the ZENworks 7 Desktop Management training is live: ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Administration Novell is pleased to announce the availability of ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Administration (Course 3062 v1.0) to all customers worldwide. Product Description ZENworks 7 Desktop Management Administration (Course 3062 v1.0) explores many key management features…

ZENworks Server Management – part 2

– I wrote last week about ZENworks Server Management in the real world. In that post I described how a deployment of ZENworks can deliver some rapid benefits – namely patching and updates for NetWare and its associated services. Next I want to cover the second major benefit of ZENworks Server Management – Tiered Electronic…

BrainShare – keynotes and breakout sessions

Well – as usual it’s the week before Novell BrainShare and it’s hectic. As I write I am in the Novell offices in our Product Management War Room building servers, clients and demos for the two ZENworks keynotes. I’m also presenting three breakout sessions: IO115 ZENworks Overview and FuturesTUT215 Managing Novell Linux Desktop with ZENworks

100 days of ZENworks – Windows only management

I’m in Singapore at the Asia Pacific Partner Academy; we are training partners on the forthcoming ‘ZENworks Pulsar’ release. It’s just gone beta 1. One question that came up: How do I integrate ZENworks 7 with Active Directory? Well – here are the links. Here is a really cool article from Novell Connection Magazine; it’s…