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Migrating from Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management


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Novell ZENworks 10 Configuration Management is the latest release from the famed ZENworks product family. This new architecture builds on the success of Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management, taking its features and functionality to the next level. This session will provide a detailed description of the steps you need to take to migrate your existing ZENworks 7 Desktop Management infrastructure to ZENworks 10 Configuration Management and gives you the tools to ensure a smooth, successful transition.

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Migrating from Novell ZENworks 7 Desktop Management to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management

  1. 1. Migrating from Novell ZENworks 7 ® ® Desktop Management to Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Laurence Pitt Director, Outbound Product Management Novell, Inc./ Mark Schouls Senior Product Manager Novell, Inc./
  2. 2. Agenda Architecture differences Differences between Novell ZENworks 7 and ® ® ZENworks Configuration Management Migration Utility Planning the Migration ২ © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. ZENworks Architecture ®
  4. 4. Architecture Differences ZENworks ® ZENworks Desktop Management Configuration Management Version 4.01, 6.5 and 7 4 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Traditional ZENworks ® Client-server Architecture Back-end Servers Connectivity Within Firewall Tiered Electronic Distribution Managed Devices eDirectory Replication 5 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Traditional ZENworks ® Middle Tier Architecture Back-end Servers Connectivity Within Firewall Tiered Electronic Distribution Outside Firewall Managed Devices eDirectory Replication Middle Tier Servers 6 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Architecture
  8. 8. ZENworks Configuration Management ® Database and Primary Servers Satellite Servers Managed Devices Directory Services Windows Windows Windows Linux Linux Sybase Open Enterprise Server Open Enterprise Server Microsoft Oracle Content Content Handlers Imaging Imaging Enforcement Collection Collection Collection Authentication Authentication User Management Reporting Configuration Configuration Novell Microsoft 8 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Differences Between ZENworks 7 and ® ZENworks Configuration Management
  10. 10. Management Console • Client 32 is not required, and there is no more ConsoleOne. • The management console is task oriented. 10 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  11. 11. Content Repository • Encrypted area in the file system on the primary(s) ZENworks Configuration Management server. ® • All content is replicated to selected Primary Servers and Satellite Servers. • Device/user rights do not have to be assigned. • Location of content repository is built into the ZENworks Configuration Management code and cannot be modified. • When using the migration tool all applications will be uploaded into the content repository for the server you are pointed to. 11 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  12. 12. Directory Dependency • Novell eDirectory is no longer required. ® ™ • Management zones replaces eDirectory trees. • Attributes, inventory and relationships stored in the ZENworks Configuration Management database. ® – Sybase, Microsoft SQL Server, and Oracle • No schema extensions. • Use existing LDAP directories (eDirectory , Active Directory) as the sources for users, groups and container structure. 12 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. ZENworks Adaptive Agent ® • Can be pushed via the ZENworks Control Center (ZCC) ® or you can use other methods to push to your workstations. • One agent, replaces the traditional ZENworks Desktop Management, Novell ZENworks Asset Management and ® Novell ZENworks Patch Management agents. ® ® – More is coming down the line on this as well with ZCM 11 – ZENworks Linux Management as well as ZENworks Endpoint ® Security Management. 13 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  14. 14. Application Management • In ZENworks Configuration Management, new ® software distribution functionality replaces much of the traditional ZENworks Application Management functionality. New Terminology Bundles Actions and Action Sets Content 14 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  15. 15. Migration Utility
  16. 16. ZENworks Migration Console ® 16 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  17. 17. Migration Utility Allows • Allows you to model your migration before performing it. • Provides a unique view of assignments created from traditional Novell® ZENworks associations. ® • Copies Novell eDirectory objects and their attributes and associations to ® ™ the ZENworks database, leaving eDirectory untouched in the process. • Provides a status log of non-migrated attributes for your traditional ZENworks system’s eDirectory objects that do not exist in Configuration Management. • Converts Novell Application Launcher (NAL) applications into ® Configuration Management bundles. • AOT applications that have streams (files) associated with them are migrated to MSIs by using the Macrovision* AdminStudio* Repackager, which is included with the ZENworks Migration Utility. 17 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  18. 18. What's Not Migrated User Objects Inventory Data ZENworks Patch Management ® 18 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  19. 19. Migration Candidates • ZENworks Desktop Management agents ® – 4.01 – 6.5 – 7.0 Note: ZENworks Desktop Management 3.2 and prior are not supported 19 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  20. 20. Planning Your Migration to ZENworks Configuration Management ®
  21. 21. What Do You Want to Migrate? • Use existing applications, images and policies • Use existing workstation objects • Maintain current associations 21 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  22. 22. Methodology • Planning, testing and documentation are vital for the success of a migration or co-existence project. • The recommended methodology is the same as that for the green field deployment. • The major difference is that during the migration there will be some period of coexistence. 22 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  23. 23. Novell Methodology ® Business Technical Design Development Deployment Assessment Assessment & Testing 23 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  24. 24. Considerations for Migration Coexistence of both ZENworks systems ® LDAP authentication PXE devices Incremental migration 24 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  25. 25. Migration Order 1. Applications 2. Images 3. Policies 4. Zone settings 5. Workstations 6. Associations 25 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  26. 26. Application Migration • ZENworks Configuration Management does not ® support/distribute traditional ZENworks snAppshot applications. • Applications must be (re)packaged as Microsoft Installer (MSI) – with transforms if there is customization required. • The Migration tool will bulk convert AOT->MSI if required. Applications can often be migrated successfully, despite warning messages 26 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  27. 27. Images • Migrated – Scripted, Standard and Multicast Session Images • ZENworks Configuration Management imaging is ® backwards compatible • Not migrated – Add-on images – Imaging Server and Workstation Policies (migrated through Zone Settings) 27 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  28. 28. Policies • Dynamic Local User (DLU) • Group • iPrint • Remote Control • Roaming Profile • SNMP Trap Targets Policies that cannot be migrated are filtered 28 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  29. 29. ZONE Settings • Migrated as ZONE Settings. – Imaging Server Policy settings – Workstation Launcher Configuration settings > Make sure you get these so you don't have to recreate the wheel • Individual attributes can be migrated into ZENworks Configuration Management. ® 29 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  30. 30. Workstations • Only migrate Windows 2000 SP4 to Windows XP (Vista or Windows 7 devices are not on the table here). • Remember Launcher Configuration Settings are migrated with policies. • Remember that just because you migrate the workstations, it doesn't mean that they are registered devices in the management zone. – Some additional work is required 30 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  31. 31. Associations • Last step in the migration process. • This is the most tricky step. • If the object does not already exist in ZENworks ® Configuration Management then you have the ability to manually migrate the missing object. • Best practices state that you should always have target content to migrate associations to. – PLAN 31 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  32. 32. Next Steps • Deploy the Novell ZENworks Configuration ® ® Management Agent to test workstations. – Push agent from the Deployment interface – Use current ZENworks to deploy the ZENworks Configuration Management agent • Test the applications, policies, etc. just like you did in your lab BEFORE you started this whole process. • Schedule and target other groups of machines. • The backout plan would be to deploy the legacy ZENworks agent since the original production. environment is preserved 32 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  33. 33. Coexistence During Migration • There are several coexistence models: Long Term Novell ZENworks Configuration ® ® Management only for Vista, only Vista machines during the organic replacement schedule get added to ZENworks Configuration Management Medium Term ZENworks Configuration Management and ZENworks coexist for a period of time to allow a low-risk, cost-effective migration Short Term Existing workstations are actively moved into ZENworks Configuration Management 33 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  34. 34. Coexistence During Migration (cont.) • There is no administrative integration between Novell ® ZENworks Configuration Management and traditional ® ZENworks • The only commonality is the common identity vault – eDirectory™; and probably common applications, MSI packaged and introduced into ZENworks Configuration Management and traditional ZENworks • For this period there will be two management solutions in place 34 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  35. 35. ZENworks Application Virtualization ®
  36. 36. Application Virtualization Applications run isolated from host system. Nothing is installed. Applications do not change the OS, registry settings or .dll's. 36 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
  37. 37. Benefits Higher Productivity: Reduces downtime and recovery time. Accelerates roll outs. Mobility. Fewer service desk calls. Lower costs: Reduce testing. Eliminate service desk calls. Greater flexibility and interoperability. Maintain Security: Protects during changes. Insures business continuity. 37 © Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
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