There are older machines that do not support PXE and therefore cannot get images from the network in a preoperating system boot environment. For these machines, ZENworks offers the capability to place a ZENworks partition on the local machine, which holds the Linux preoperating system boot environment that would normally be sent to the device over PXE.
When a ZENworks partition is placed on the device, the hardware first boots to the ZENworks partition that is to load the Linux environment and checks with the ZENworks Imaging server to see whether the system has been configured to take or restore an image to the system. This provides the automated capabilities of image management without the need for PXE.
To install a ZENworks partition on the device, complete the following steps:
This adds the ZENworks partition, which checks at each reboot to see whether there is any administered preboot work for the device. If so, the device performs that work and then boots into the operating system.