Linux and UNIX Management Guide with Symantec™ Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology

Article:DOC6722  |  Created: 2013-09-16  |  Updated: 2014-03-24  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6722
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Linux and UNIX Management Guide with Symantec™ Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology

Contents

1. Introducing UNIX/Linux Management in Symantec Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris Technology.
About this Guide
Symantec Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris technology: UNIX and Linux management capabilities
I. Provisioning UNIX and Linux Servers
2. Setting up Linux client computer
About Deployment Solution
Components of Deployment Solution
Creating and deploying Linux disk images
Installing Linux/ESX OS on client computers
3. Server configuration
Creating system configuration settings
Creating or modifying tokens in Deployment Solution
II. Discovery and Inventory of Linux and UNIX Servers
4. Discovery and Inventory
About Network Discovery
Discovering UNIX and Linux computers
About Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology
About software inventory on UNIX/Linux servers
About Symantec™ Inventory Pack for Servers powered by Altiris™ technology
Viewing MySQL and Oracle Database inventory
About Apache HTTP Server inventory
Gathering inventory on UNIX/Linux servers
About gathering custom inventory on Windows servers
About custom inventory data classes
Custom inventory sample script for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
Gathering custom inventory on UNIX/Linux servers
About software inventory using the filescan.rule file
Running software inventory on UNIX, Linux and Mac computers using the filescan.rule file
5. Agentless inventory of UNIX and Linux servers
About gathering agentless inventory
Gathering agentless inventory
III. Configuration Management
6. Installing the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
About the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
About agent registration
Methods of installing the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
Installing the Symantec Management Agent manually on UNIX, Linux, and Mac computers
Configuring the Symantec Management Agent
7. Patch Management for Linux
About Patch Management Solution for Linux
Differences in patching Red Hat Linux and SUSE Linux
Patching Linux with Patch Management Solution
Advanced configuration
About Linux kernel patching
8. Software Management for Linux
About Software Management Solution
What you can do with Software Management Solution
Implementing Software Management Solution
About the agents and plug-ins that Software Management Solution uses
Installing or upgrading the Software Management Solution plug-in
Performing a quick delivery of a single software resource
About advanced software deliveries
Delivering multiple software resources and tasks sequentially
9. Virtualization Management
About Virtual Machine Management on UNIX and Linux systems
About server virtualization
About virtual machines
What you can do with Virtual Machine Management
Permissions that Virtual Machine Management requires
About Virtual Machine Management home page
Getting started with the Virtual Machine Management component
Creating a virtual environment
Best practices to prevent protocol replacement
Deployment of ESX or ESXi servers
Tables populated during the Network Discovery and Run Inventory tasks
About Log Viewer
IV. Server health
10. Monitor Solution and Monitor Packs
About Monitor Solution
Introducing Monitor Solution in UNIX/Linux environments
About core components of Monitor Solution
About Monitor Packs, policies, rules, metrics, and tasks
About Monitor Pack for Servers
What you can do with monitor pack for servers
About monitor server configuration
Importing monitor packs
Downloading custom Monitor packs from the Symantec Connect Community
About agentless monitoring
About agent-based versus agentless monitoring
About monitor service
Setting up a remote monitoring site server
Setting up credentials for agentless monitoring
About scalability best practices for Monitor Solution
11. Event Console
About alerts
About alert management
About Event Console alert filters
Filtering alerts
12. Historical and Real-Time Monitoring
About viewing the monitor data
Viewing historical performance data
Viewing real-time performance data
Viewing the Monitor Alerts dashboard
Generate a report on Monitor Solution metrics, trends, alerts, and actions
Generating ad-hoc reports with the IT Analytics Monitor Metrics cube
V. Process Automation
13. Built-in Workflow capabilities
About Symantec Workflow integration with UNIX and Linux clients
Pieces of Symantec Workflow
What you can do with Symantec Workflow
Executing scripts on UNIX and Linux systems through SSH
About Process Manager reporting
VI. Centralized management
14. Topology View
About Server Management Suite Portal page
Viewing the Server Management Suite Portal page
About Topology View Web Part
Topology View Web part options
Viewing network topology
Topology View Web part options
15. Remote Management
Methods for remotely managing UNIX/Linux servers
About Server Resource Manager Home page
Accessing the Server Resource Manager Home page
16. 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

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