Support Pack 1 has just been released, and we thought you'd like to see a quick list of the high points. The big story is that in Support Pack 1 we’ve more than doubled the scalability and performance of ZENworks 10 Configuration Management. Also the new role-based administration features in Support Pack 1 give you more control over the creation and assignment of administration rights, while making the process simpler than ever before. And don't miss the new imaging news: ZENworks 10 Configuration Management now includes full support for disk images you create and edit using ImageX.
This latest release includes the new ZENworks Satellite capability which allows content, applications and images to be sent once to a remote location and then distributed to all the devices at that site. Previously, customers managing systems in remote offices were constrained by network bandwidth. With the option to move distribution and collection management functions to a local device, ZENworks Configuration Management speeds distribution of updates and applications, ensuring all machines are properly managed regardless of location, without slowing down the business.
The first product to be performance tested in the Novell Systems Management SuperLab, a new facility designed to simulate real world environments, ZENworks Configuration Management has demonstrated support for more than 30,000 devices within a single management zone. Additionally, this solution now offers optional support for Oracle Database 10g, enabling customers to leverage their existing IT investments for superior system scalability and back-end manageability.
For a lot more details about the enhancements in SP1, see this Connection Magazine article.
ZENworks Configuration Management with SP1 is available today. Pricing and additional information can be found at www.novell.com/zenworks/configurationmanagement.