Rapid Deployment of Novell ZENworks Configuration Management
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When implementing Novell ZENworks Configuration Management, proper planning can help ensure an optimal result. In this session, you will learn methodologies developed by Novacoast for rapidly ...

When implementing Novell ZENworks Configuration Management, proper planning can help ensure an optimal result. In this session, you will learn methodologies developed by Novacoast for rapidly deploying the product. You will see a demonstration of implementation strategies including creation of application objects, configuration of servers and satellite devices, development of user and workstation policies, conversion of applications from earlier versions and integration with Active Directory.

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  • 1. Rapid Deployment of Novell ZENworks ® ® Configuration Management Larry Stein Jim Gerken SRM Practice Manager Identity Practice Manager Novacoast, Inc/lstein@novacoast.com Novacoast, Inc/jgerken@novacoast.com
  • 2. Presenter Larry Stein lstein@novacoast.com ZENworks Practice Manager ® The ZENworks Practice at Novacoast specializes in ® ZENworks installation/configuration, universal imaging and application packaging 2 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Novacoast, Inc. Novacoast is an IT professional services and product development company. We offer organizations our technological experience so they can make informed decisions and avoid costly IT mistakes. We combine our customers' expertise with our technical knowledge to rapidly deploy fixed cost solutions customized for their environment. Novacoast is a Novell Platinum Solutions provider. ® With headquarters in California, we deliver services nationally. 3 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Agenda Deploying and Implementing ZENworks Configuration Management ® Strategies from Novacoast's Rapid Deployment Methodology Demonstration Questions and Answers 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 5. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Typical Features to be Deployed • Help desk features – Remote management and diagnostics – Reporting – Inventory/Asset Management – Patch Management • User/Workstation management – Dynamic local user – User and workstation policies 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 6. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Typical Features to be Deployed (cont.) • Workstation imaging – Attended and unattended OS delivery – Third Party Imaging – Custom imaging menu • Application management – Distribution of applications – Self healing – Virtualized Applications 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Challenges For a Successful Deployment Time Resources Experience Cost 7 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 8. Novacoast Rapid Deployment of ZENworks Methodology ® 1. Design infrastructure 2. Install server-side software 3. Configure system settings and user source(s) 4. Create policies 5. Create and customize universal image 6. Create application bundles 7. Implement, verify, and finalize in pilot group 8. Replicate to other groups 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Design Infrastructure Choose Server and Database Platforms Server platform – Windows Server 2003/2008 Enterprise or Standard – SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 /11 ® – Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (Linux) ® Database platform and type – Sybase SQL iAnywhere 10.0 (included) – Sybase SQL Anywhere 10.0 – Microsoft SQL 2005 – Oracle 10g Standard - 10.2.0.1.0 9 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 10. Design Infrastructure Which Edition of ZENworks Configuration Management? ® Enterprise Advanced Standard Configuration Management Configuration Management Configuration Management Handheld Management Handheld Management Linux Management Linux Management Patch Management Patch Management EndPoint Management Asset Management 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 11. Design Infrastructure Choose Number of Servers • Database server – Separate server is best practice (included Sybase can be installed externally) • Primary servers – Multiple primary servers reduce workload on main server and provide fault-tolerance • Satellite servers – For remote sites or to relieve load on primary servers 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 12. Configure System Settings and User Source(s) • Content – Content blackout schedule – Content replication • Device Management – Logging – Refresh Schedule – Agent and System Update Settings – ZENworks Explorer Configuration ® – Preboot services – Remote Management 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 13. Configure System Settings and User Source(s) (cont.) • Discovery and Deployment – Discovery and proxy settings • Event and Messaging – Cleanup, SMTP settings • Infrastructure Management – Closest server – System update download schedule 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 14. Configure System Settings and User Source(s) (cont.) • Inventory – Inventory settings and scheduling – Collection data form and schedule • Administrators – Define administrators and their roles • User Sources – Link to authoritative directory (AD, eDirectory ) ™ 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 15. Define Policies • Browser bookmarks policy • Dynamic local user policy • Local file rights policy • Printer policy • Remote management policy • Roaming profile policy • SNMP policy • Windows group policy • ZENworks explorer configuration policy ® 15 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 16. Implementation Configure Application Bundles Simple Applications MSI AdminStudio Migration Utility ZENworks App ® Virtualization 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 17. Implementation Configure Workstation OS Image • Base OS image – Sysprep'd generic OS installation • Addon image for company-specific settings – Novell Client , ZENworks Agent ™ ® – Any Windows customizations • Addon image for workstation model – Drivers and utilities • Other considerations – HAL – ACPI, ACPI_MP, ACPI_UP, Hyperthreading – Intel/AMD processor 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 18. Pilot Deploy to Pilot Users • Add associations for applications and policies • Re-image workstation or install ZCM Agent – Migrate personal settings • Discover workstations/deploy ZCM agent 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 19. Pilot Evaluate Pilot Group Realistically evaluate success with pilot group Make modifications as necessary 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  • 20. Demonstration
  • 21. Unpublished Work of Novell, Inc. All Rights Reserved. This work is an unpublished work and contains confidential, proprietary, and trade secret information of Novell, Inc. Access to this work is restricted to Novell employees who have a need to know to perform tasks within the scope of their assignments. No part of this work may be practiced, performed, copied, distributed, revised, modified, translated, abridged, condensed, expanded, collected, or adapted without the prior written consent of Novell, Inc. Any use or exploitation of this work without authorization could subject the perpetrator to criminal and civil liability. General Disclaimer This document is not to be construed as a promise by any participating company to develop, deliver, or market a product. It is not a commitment to deliver any material, code, or functionality, and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions. Novell, Inc. makes no representations or warranties with respect to the contents of this document, and specifically disclaims any express or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. The development, release, and timing of features or functionality described for Novell products remains at the sole discretion of Novell. Further, Novell, Inc. reserves the right to revise this document and to make changes to its content, at any time, without obligation to notify any person or entity of such revisions or changes. All Novell marks referenced in this presentation are trademarks or registered trademarks of Novell, Inc. in the United States and other countries. All third-party trademarks are the property of their respective owners.