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Packaging Event 2008


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This session covered a quick overview of ZCM, but especially all new topics regarding ZCM SP1, supporting Windows Vista, Application Virtualization with ZENworks Software Virtualization, Imaging and ImageX and Software Packaging with AdminStudio 9.0.

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Packaging Event 2008

  1. 2. Novell ZENworks Configuration Management Roel van Bueren ROVABU NetWorks
  3. 4. Agenda <ul><li>Support Pack 1 – ZCM 10.1 and 10.1.1 </li></ul><ul><li>Imaging and ImageX </li></ul><ul><li>Application Virtualization </li></ul><ul><li>AdminStudio 9.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Vista </li></ul>
  4. 5. ZCM 10.1 / SP1 <ul><li>New Supported Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Large Enterprise Scale and Performance </li></ul><ul><li>General Enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Migration </li></ul><ul><li>Discovery & Deployment </li></ul><ul><li>Application Delivery & Policy Enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Management </li></ul><ul><li>Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Reporting </li></ul><ul><li>Personality Migration </li></ul>
  5. 6. ZCM 10.1.1 (TID 7001406) <ul><li>TID 7000481 - Remote Management Viewer will not install on Internet Explorer 7 </li></ul><ul><li>TID 7000892 - Unable to image HP 7800p Ultra-slim Desktop, Dell E6400 / E6500, and IBM Lenovo T400 </li></ul><ul><li>TID 7001697 - Imaging will not work on Satellite server when Primary server is installed with a non-default port </li></ul><ul><li>TID 7001680 - ZCM Image Explorer crashes when viewing add-on images created by Image Explorer in ZDM7 </li></ul><ul><li>TID 7001641 - User login or zen login launch events do not work for directive bundle on Vista with DLU </li></ul>
  6. 10. ZCM 10.1 <ul><li>Improved performance of ZENworks System Update </li></ul>
  7. 13. ZCM 10.1 <ul><li>Migrating from ZENworks 7: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple AppObjects translate to equivalent bundle tasks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Imaging workstation assignments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Configuration options – choose between UNC path or upload to Content system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New device personality migration for OS/HW upgrades </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Switch ZENworks user associations from an eDirectory source to Active Directory equivalent </li></ul>
  8. 18. Remote Management <ul><li>R/C clients with dual monitors </li></ul><ul><li>Performance enhancements </li></ul><ul><li>Remote Control Windows devices from Linux </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamic bandwidth optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Wake-on-LAN via proxy server </li></ul>
  9. 19. Imaging <ul><li>ENGL Imaging Toolkit 5.1 </li></ul><ul><li>SidChanger support for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Enable use of 3rd Party Imaging Solution </li></ul>
  10. 22. Imaging <ul><li>ENGL Imaging Toolkit 5.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Supported Platforms: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ZENworks 10 Configuration Management SP1 (10.1.0) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows XP Professional SP3 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows Vista Business/Enterprise/Ultimate Edition SP1 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 64-bit (x86-64) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 23. Windows Deployment Services <ul><li>Windows Server 2003 SP2 </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Server 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The Windows Deployment Services is the updated and redesigned version of Remote Installation Services (RIS) </li></ul>PACKAGING EVENT 2008 - PARTNER SPONSORING
  12. 24. Windows Deployment Services <ul><li>Ability to deploy Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Windows PE is the boot operating system. </li></ul><ul><li>Image-based installation, using Windows image (.wim) files. </li></ul><ul><li>An extensible and higher-performing PXE server component. </li></ul>PACKAGING EVENT 2008 - PARTNER SPONSORING
  13. 25. Windows Deployment Services <ul><li>A new boot menu format for selecting boot operating systems. </li></ul><ul><li>A new graphical user interface on the client computer that you use to select images. </li></ul>PACKAGING EVENT 2008 - PARTNER SPONSORING
  14. 26. Imaging - WAIK <ul><li>Windows Automated Installation Kit </li></ul><ul><li>The Windows Automated Installation Kit helps you to install, customize, and deploy the Microsoft Windows Vista™ family of operating systems. </li></ul>
  15. 27. Imaging - WinPE <ul><li>Windows Preinstallation Environment ( WinPE ) is a lightweight version of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista that is used for the deployment of workstations and servers. </li></ul><ul><li>It is intended as a 32-bit or 64-bit replacement for MS-DOS during the installation phase of Windows, and can be booted via PXE, CD-ROM, USB flash drive or hard disk . </li></ul>
  16. 28. Imaging - WinPE <ul><li>Traditionally used by large corporations and OEMs ( to preinstall Windows client operating systems to PCs during manufacturing), it is now widely available free of charge via the Windows Automated Installation Kit (WAIK) . </li></ul>
  17. 29. Imaging - WIM <ul><li>The Windows Imaging Format ( WIM ) is a file-based disk image format. It was developed by Microsoft to deploy its latest Windows operating system releases, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 , which use it as part of their standard installation procedure. </li></ul><ul><li>It works equally well with legacy versions of Windows however, and is used as part of Windows Fundamentals for Legacy PCs. </li></ul>
  18. 30. Imaging - WIM <ul><li>In a nutshell, you can think of a WIM file as a CAB file . The key difference between a WIM file and a CAB file is that, in addition to capturing and compressing the file itself, a WIM image stores metadata that applies to the files and directories that make up the volume captured in a given volume image. </li></ul>PACKAGING EVENT 2008 - PARTNER SPONSORING
  19. 31. Imaging - WIM <ul><li>A WIM image can also be mounted as a new volume under Windows with a drive letter associated in order to facilitate easier extraction or updating of its contents. </li></ul><ul><li>A WIM image can be opened with ImgMgr.exe (Windows System Image Manager) </li></ul>
  21. 33. Imaging - ImageX <ul><li>ImageX is the command line tool used to create, edit and deploy Windows disk images in the Windows Imaging ( WIM ) Format. It is distributed as part of the free Windows Automated Installation Kit ( WAIK ). </li></ul><ul><li>Starting with Windows Vista, Windows Setup uses the WAIK API to install fresh as well as cloned installation of Windows. </li></ul>
  22. 40. AdminStudio
  23. 41. AdminStudio
  24. 42. AdminStudio ZENworks Edition <ul><li>Distribution Wizard </li></ul><ul><li>Repackager </li></ul><ul><li>Tuner </li></ul>
  25. 50. AdminStudio <ul><li>Application Virtualization </li></ul>
  26. 52. AdminStudio <ul><li>Application virtualization comparison chart September 2008 </li></ul>
  27. 53. AdminStudio
  28. 55. AdminStudio
  29. 56. AdminStudio
  30. 58. AdminStudio <ul><li>Virtual application management processes deliver unprecedented time savings by streamlining the process of packaging applications through a single interface for managing existing traditional MSI packages as well as virtual applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual application suiting aligns multiple applications in one container, delivering on a popular customer request for interoperability between virtual applications, which speeds the adoption of virtualization within organizations. </li></ul>
  31. 60. AdminStudio <ul><li>Support for Citrix XenApp ensures alignment with the latest version of the Citrix application virtualization engine. </li></ul><ul><li>Support for VMware ThinApp 4 updates support for the most recent release of the VMware (formerly Thinstall) application virtualization solution. </li></ul>
  32. 63. AdminStudio
  33. 64. Novell ZENworks Application Virtualization
  34. 68. A Better Way to Run Application <ul><li>No application, .dll or registry conflicts </li></ul><ul><li>Self contained including needed runtime components </li></ul><ul><li>Applications run instantly </li></ul><ul><li>100% removal of software </li></ul><ul><li>No additional client software </li></ul><ul><li>Yes! You can take it with you! </li></ul><ul><li>Manage it all with ZENworks! </li></ul>
  35. 69. ZENworks Application Virtualization <ul><li>Application executes from a single file, without installation, completely isolated. </li></ul><ul><li>Zero client footprint, no server infrastructure. </li></ul><ul><li>Run applications instantly from anywhere including HD, USB and DVD. </li></ul><ul><li>No end user experience change. </li></ul><ul><li>Custom templates & 70+ certified applications. </li></ul><ul><li>Virtualize commercial and in-house developed applications </li></ul>
  36. 71. Firefox 3.0 <ul><li>Natively installed </li></ul>
  37. 74. Firefox 3.0 <ul><li>Virtualized </li></ul>
  38. 79. Internet Explorer 6
  39. 80. Windows Vista <ul><li>Windows Vista SP1 support </li></ul><ul><li>SidChanger support for Windows Vista </li></ul><ul><li>Support for WIM, WinPE, ImageX, WAIK (3 rd party imaging) </li></ul>
  40. 81. Questions? <ul><li>Roel van Bueren ROVABU NetWorks [email_address] </li></ul>