We are in initial planning stages of upgrading zenworks 6.5 sp2 to configuration management, but not sure what operating system to use as the backend. Currently we are using Netware, but that is not supported for the new version of zenworks. I will be the first to admit, Linux is not our standard for an operating system due to lack of knowledge, but I have heard from some of our partners that tried Windows as the backend, that it did not work the best for them - so they re-structured into using Linux instead.

We have about 1500 users from about 8 remote sites.

Thanks in advance.