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
In an earlier Cool Blogs post I set out my plan to describe the Next Generation of ZENworks. This is the first in that series – the History of ZENworks.
I have written this series of blog posts using my experience of describing the Next Generation of ZENworks to customers and partners. These are slightly longer posts than normal – I apologise in advance. I hope the content is informative and useful. I look forward to your comments and questions.
Written at: Waltham, MA
I’ve written a little about the Next Generation of ZENworks – it’s time to write some blog posts about what we are planning during 2007.
I planned the structure of this series while visiting customers in Europe; during that tour I was describing our roadmap, strategy and vision – all under Non-Disclosure. My challenge is to share much of that in a public blog, without requiring every one of you to sign a ‘virtual non-disclosure’, and yet keeping the content interesting and useful.
I’m writing a wiki article on installing WordPress on openSUSE.
The aim is to have this done this week in time for WordCamp.
Novell’s PR agency are using del.icio.us to track press for the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise 10.
The link is here http://del.icio.us/SHIFT.Communications.Novell.SUSELinuxEnterprise10