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Novell ZENworks Linux Management Administrator's Handbook
     

Novell ZENworks Linux Management Administrator's Handbook

by Ron Tanner, Richard Whitehead
 

Novell ZENworks Linux Management Administrator's Handbook is the official guide to ZENworks Linux Management, written by Ron Tanner, Novell ZENworks product manager, and Richard Whitehead, Novell ZENworks product marketing manager. Learn about the innovative combination of SUSE Linux and the advanced management capabilities of ZENworks that

Overview

Novell ZENworks Linux Management Administrator's Handbook is the official guide to ZENworks Linux Management, written by Ron Tanner, Novell ZENworks product manager, and Richard Whitehead, Novell ZENworks product marketing manager. Learn about the innovative combination of SUSE Linux and the advanced management capabilities of ZENworks that has positioned Novell as the leading enterprise Linux solution provider. You will learn about:

  • The ZENworks family
  • The ZENworks Management web console
  • Registering devices into them system and system settings
  • Reporting
  • Common device management tasks
  • Keeping servers synchronized
  • Troubleshooting
Gather insight directly from the minds behind ZENworks Linux Management with the Novell ZENworks Linux Management Administrator's Handbook.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780672327841
Publisher:
Sybex, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/16/2005
Series:
Novell Press Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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The Open Source Software movement continues to shape the dynamics of the computer software industry as it has for the last decade. At the center of the Open Source Software is Linux—an operating system whose rapid growth is changing the world's perception of open source.

Strong backing by companies, such as Novell, who provide Linux distributions (SUSE LINUX, Novell Linux Desktop) along with all the necessary services and support functions, help make Linux an acceptable operating system choice for businesses. As a consequence, corporations are beginning to make significant movements to incorporate Linux into their business-critical computing systems. With the advent of the Novell Linux Desktop and other desktop offerings, Linux will also grow in the end-user desktop environment.

As the Linux operating system becomes more prevalent in back-end server and desktop systems, companies will need better management systems to reduce the cost of Linux ownership. Companies cannot tolerate the high level of manual and complex tasks that are required to manage Linux systems. It is inefficient and costly to spend resources on doing mundane tasks such as hauling mounds of CDs around to install applications on users' computers, re-installing operating systems, searching for all those dependent RPMs, or trying to figure out where the Linux assets are.

ZENworks provides a management solution with a proven record of reducing the total cost of ownership. ZENworks helps you manage your systems through their entire life cycle. WithZENworks, the system automatically tracks assets; delivers applications; keeps your laptops, workstations, and servers up to date on the latest approved patches; and finds all of those dependent RPMs. ZENworks even delivers images to those systems that need restoring or upgrading. ZENworks includes remote management capabilities to help you diagnose and control computers in your WAN or across the Internet.

ZENworks delivers all these features into your enterprise regardless of your preferred platform. ZENworks can function in a Windows-only environment or mixed environments, including Windows, NetWare, and Linux.

This book is about installing and getting ZENworks Linux Management working in your environment, from small to enterprise levels. We try to point out all the tips and "gotchas" to watch for to make your installation and deployment of ZENworks Linux Management a success.

We thank you for purchasing this book and hope that it is useful to you.

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Meet the Author

Ron Tanner is a product manager for Novell ZENworks, defining the future of the product. He has seventeen years of experience in developing software and leading engineering teams into exciting, cutting-edge technology. Ron has co-authored six other ZENworks Novell Press titles.

Richard Whitehead is the Director of Product Marketing responsible for marketing within Novell's Resource Management business unit, responsible for developing enterprise systems management solutions for Novell customers, including ZENworks. He has over 15 years experience in the software industry.

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