ZENworks for Networks

So I got inundated with email from inside and outside Novell when I posted that ‘ZENworks for Networks’ was still available for download.

For those that don’t have long memories – ZENworks for Networks was released in 2000 as a directory enabled Quality of Service and Firewall solution. Part of it was from a Novell acquisition of Ukiah in mid-1999.

So why don’t you see ZENworks for Networks anymore? Simple – it was end-of-lifed within a few months.

The market for ‘directory enabled QOS’ disappeared rapidly when pretty much every switch and router vendor added support for LDAP directories within their products. Far better to get native LDAP support (and use eDirectory) than to build a product that competes with the switch vendors.

So where can you find ZENworks for Networks? Have a hunt around the Novell Support site. At a meagre 30MB the product is tiny! The documentation is still around too.

Thanks to all those that asked – for me another gentle wander down memory lane.

Written at: Salt Lake City, UT

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  1. LETTERTYPE: Question
    USERSUBJECT: ZEN IMAGING via IPOD
    Well my boss wants me to use an 80GB IPOD to store our Zen Desktop and Server images and use it to image PC’s via Zen Imaging.
    the Idea is to walk up to a PC plug the IPOD into the USB Port and Power on the PC it would then Boot Like a USB Boot Device and launch ZenImaging. Then I would select the Image Like I would Select a Song and Image it..Is this Possible ?

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