As with other ZENworks products, ZENworks Linux Management uses Novell eDirectory to provide secure, scalable, policy-driven management. This is referred to as the ZENworks Object Store and is actually Novell eDirectory 8.7.3, which is automatically installed and configured during the setup of the ZENworks server. This means that behind the scenes you are using the strengths of eDirectory for replication, federation, and object management. For the most part, you do not need to worry about maintenance on the ZENworks Object Store. However, if needed, you can use the standard eDirectory tools.