Symantec™ IT Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology Administration Guide

Article:DOC5330  |  Created: 2012-02-07  |  Updated: 2014-08-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5330
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Symantec™ IT Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology Administration Guide

Contents

I. Introducing the key components of the IT Management Suite
1. Introducing the Symantec Management Platform
About the Symantec Management Platform
What's new in IT Management Suite 7.5
Components of the Symantec Management Platform
How pcAnywhere Solution works
About adding products to the platform
Where to get more information
2. Introducing the Symantec Management Console
About the Symantec Management Console
About console views
Accessing the Symantec Management Console
Accessing documentation in the Symantec Management Console
Accessing the My Portal page
Accessing the Notification Server Management Home page
Customizing the Symantec Management Console
II. Setting up the Symantec Management Platform servers
3. Configuring Notification Server
About Notification Server
About configuring Notification Server
Configuring Notification Server settings
Configuring Notification Server settings with NS Configurator
Configuring the Configuration Management Database
Purging the Configuration Management Database
Saving resource data history in the CMDB
4. Configuring security
About Symantec Management Platform security
Setting up Symantec Management Platform security
Symantec Management Platform security management tasks
5. Configuring schedules
How Symantec Management Platform uses schedules
Components of a Symantec Management Platform schedule
Managing shared schedules
Configuring a schedule
Viewing the Notification Server internal schedule calendar
6. Configuring sites and site servers
About site services
About site maintenance
Managing sites
Managing site servers
Assigning a site server to a site manually
Managing manually assigned agents
Managing subnets
About configuring the site service settings
Configuring package service settings
Configuring task service settings
7. Configuring Package Server for Linux
About package server for Linux
About integrating Apache Web Server with package server for Linux
About detecting the Apache Web Server
Requirements to configure package server and the Apache Web Server
Requirements to configure HTTPS and HTTP
Package server configuration example that uses main web directory for package server links
Package server configuration example using an alias for package server links
8. Configuring hierarchy
About Notification Server hierarchy
Hierarchy requirements
Implementing Notification Server hierarchy
9. Configuring replication
About replication and replication rules
Replication requirements
Configuring replication rules
10. Performing a first-time setup configuration
Performing the first-time setup configuration tasks
III. Discovering the resources in your network
11. Discovering Windows computers
Resource discovery methods
Discovery methods for Windows computers
Discovering computers with domain resource discovery
12. Importing resources from Active Directory
About Microsoft Active Directory Import
About importing resource associations
Importing resources using Microsoft Active Directory Import
13. Discovering network devices
About Network Discovery
Discovering network devices
Delegating Network Discovery tasks to non-administrator users
Importing MIB files
IV. Installing and configuring the Symantec Management Agent
14. Introducing the Symantec Management Agent
About the Symantec Management Agent
About agent registration
15. Installing the Symantec Management Agent on client computers
Methods for installing the Symantec Management Agent
Installing the Symantec Management Agent on Windows computers
Installing the Symantec Management Agent manually on UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers
16. Upgrading and uninstalling the Symantec Management Agent
Methods for upgrading the Symantec Management Agent
Methods for uninstalling the Symantec Management Agent
Configuring the Symantec Management Agent Upgrade and Uninstall policies
About Legacy Agent Communication
Configuring the Symantec Management Agent package
Removing the Symantec Management Agent for Windows manually
17. Configuring the Symantec Management Agent
Configuring the Symantec Management Agent
V. Implementing Cloud-enabled management
18. Introducing Cloud-enabled Management
About Cloud-enabled Management
19. Preparing your environment for Cloud-enabled Management
Preparing your environment for Cloud-enabled Management
20. Setting up Cloud-enabled Management
Setting up Cloud-enabled Management
21. Performing Cloud-enabled Management tasks
Cloud-enabled Management troubleshooting and maintenance tasks
VI. Managing Symantec Management Platform resources
22. Configuring resource security
Configuring resource security
Considerations for resource scoping
23. Configuring resource filters and targets
About resource filters
Creating or modifying a filter
Performing actions on filter resources
Viewing filter dependencies
About resource targets
Scheduling resource membership updates
24. Configuring packages
Changing the configuration settings for a package
Updating the distribution points for a package
Enabling access to a package at a UNC source location
Managing package programs
25. Using policies
About Symantec Management Platform policies
About user-based policies
Managing Symantec Management Platform policies
Applying a policy using drag and drop
Specifying the targets of a policy or task
Modifying a resource target
Building a resource target
Selecting an existing resource target
Saving a named resource target
Specifying filtering rules for resource targets
Selecting named resource targets
Specifying a policy schedule
Configuring the agent/plug-in install, upgrade and uninstall policies
About automation policies
Key components of automation policies
Managing automation policies
Creating or modifying scheduled automation policies
Creating or modifying message-based automation policies
Creating and modifying automation policy tasks
26. Using tasks and jobs
About Task Management
Task Management components
How task server uses the tickle mechanism
When to use tasks, jobs, and policies
About running tasks in hierarchy
Sequencing tasks
Viewing and editing permissions on a task type
Creating tasks to input or to output task properties
Cleaning up task data
Cleaning up task version data
Changing Client Task Agent settings
Accessing the Jobs and Tasks Portal
27. Using Resource Manager
About resource management
Accessing Resource Manager
Viewing inventory data for a data class
Viewing event data for a data class
Adding a resource to an organizational group
Resource Manager tasks
28. Using Notification Server reports
About Notification Server reports
Viewing and managing resource data with Notification Server reports
29. Creating custom Notification Server reports
Components of a custom Notification Server report
Creating and modifying custom Notification Server reports
30. Viewing resource information
About resources
Viewing resource data class information
Viewing resource association type information
Viewing resource type information
VII. Managing CMDB data with Data Connector
31. Introducing Data Connector
About Data Connector
How Data Connector works
What you can do with Data Connector
32. Performing data management tasks
Importing and exporting data
Creating a virtual data class
Configuring data connector verbose log purging options
A. Security privileges and permissions
Security privilege categories
Security permission categories
Connection Profile privileges
Management privileges
System privileges
Credential privileges
Workflow Directory privileges
Symantec Management Console privileges
Software Management privileges
Right-click Menu privileges
Right-click Menu - Connector Samples privileges
Right-click Menu - Hierarchy privileges
Right-click Menu - Actions privileges
Right-click Menu - Set Asset Status privileges
Resource Management permissions
System permissions
Task Server permissions
Report permissions
Policy permissions
Folder permissions
Filter permissions
Connection Profile permissions
Credential Manager permissions
B. Symantec Management Agent
Recommended Symantec Management Agent data update intervals
Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac troubleshooting commands
C. Cloud-enabled Management reference topics
Notification Server command line tools
Supported configurations for package servers in a mixed environment
Effects of Cloud-enabled Management on site server functionality
Internet gateway management scripts
About Internet gateway load balancing
Cloud-enabled agent installation package parameters
Command line switches for Cloud-enabled agent configuration
D. Custom report settings
Custom report edit page
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Query tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Fields tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Parameterized Query tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Query Parameters tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Filter Expressions tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Data Snapshots tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Resolved Query tab
Custom report edit page: Data Source tab: Results tab
Custom report edit page: Views tab for a chart view
Custom report edit page: Views tab for a grid view
Edit Source Fields dialog box
Editing Parameter dialog box
E. Scriptable fields for modifying Resource Import Export and CMDB rules
Scriptable fields for modifying Resource Import Export and CMDB rules
Expression syntax
Expression operators
User-defined values
String operators
Wildcard characters
Aggregate Types
Expression functions
F. Symantec™ Management Platform 7.5 Third-Party Legal Notices
Third-Party Legal Notices
7-Zip
Apache HTTP Server
Apache Xerces C++
Boost
Bouncy Castle
Curl
glibc
Libatomics_Ops
LibXML2
Makeself
Microsoft Anti-Cross Site Scripting Library
OpenPegasus
OpenSSL 0.9.8u
OpenSSL 0.9.8y
OpenSSL 1.0.1e
plists-cs
SQLite
Windows Template Library 'WTL' v8.0
Zlib

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