Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 7.1 Release Notes

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What's new in Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 7.1?


Altiris® Deployment Solution™ for Dell Servers 7.1

Release Notes


New features



Known issues

Where to go for more information


Altiris Deployment Solution offers enhanced Dell server deployment capabilities that dramatically reduce the time and cost of deploying and managing your Dell servers. Deployment Solution uses prebuilt scripts to quickly and easily deploy Dell servers. Deployment jobs enable you to update and configure hardware and system settings (including BIOS, RAID, and DRAC configurations), deploy a Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system, install applications (databases and email servers), and more. All from a central, remote console.

For a collection of videos that are a good introduction to Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 7.1, see Symantec Connect.


This release includes the following features:

  • Support for the latest version of the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK version 3.2).
  • Improved performance.
  • Tasks to provide access to Lifecycle Controller drivers on 11th Generation Dell Servers for use during scripted OS installations


System Requirements

Deployment Solution software provides the infrastructure and the core functionality that is used by Deployment Solution for Dell Servers. Before using this product, you should be familiar with the functionality and requirements of Deployment Solution.

Supported Dell servers

This release provides support for the servers that are included in version 3.2 of the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK).


Complete installation instructions are contained in the Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 3.2 documentation, which is available at

Please refer also to the demo videos on the Symantec Connect site.

Where to download

You can download released versions of Altiris products from

You can download Beta versions of Altiris products from

Known issues

The following known issues exist in this release:

Description Article ID
Dynamic RAID configuration fails on SAS 6I/R controllers with 3 or more disks. 46821
Known limitations and product dependencies

The following known limitations and product dependencies exist in this release:

Description Article ID
Configure firmware (System, DRAC, BMC, or BIOS) jobs return with an error, even when a configuration file that has not been altered is used with the job. 26154
Supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell servers. 26200
Configure RAID job fails when trying to delete a virtual disk on a system shortly after it was created. 26207
Configure System job (WinPE or Linux) returns error 134, "An invalid line was found in the input file." 30751
Creating a virtual disk with more than 12 disks fails in WinPE on some controllers. 36576
Error "An invalid line was found in the input file" when using a configuration file on multiple systems. 36678
Configuring System Firmware, then DRAC back-to-back might fail on PowerEdge M600/M605 blades. 39994
Unknown error while configuring DRAC on PEM905. 44155
Unable to retrieve drivers from Dell OpenManage 5.5 SMTD DVD. 44191
Manually retrieving drivers from the Dell SMTD DVD. 44246
Unable to use unmodified DRAC configuration file to configure Dell Poweredge Server. 46621
Syscfg returns error 134 "An invalid line was found in the input file." 46624
Syscfg returns error 20 "Invalid Destination IP address." 46618
Unable to PXE boot after upgrading DS for Dell. 46902
Operating Systems that are supported on Dell Poweredge Server. 46900


For more information on Deployment Solution for Dell Servers, see the following resources:

Description Article ID or URL
Demo and Getting Started videos for Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 3.1 SP2. demo videos
Updating the utility partition image. 36594
Changing the network path of the OS source files for Linux installations. 36595
The files that are required to be on the DS server for Linux installations. 36596
The differences between blades and regular servers as far as dynamic RAID configuration is concerned. 36636
Setting up an nfs, ftp, or http share to host Linux source files for scripted installations. 47536

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