Overview of the installation process

Article:HOWTO44330  |  Created: 2011-03-11  |  Updated: 2011-03-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO44330
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Overview of the installation process

Symantec Installation Manager manages the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products. As Symantec Installation Manager works through the installation process, it manages different types of tasks.

See Managing the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products.

See About installing the Symantec Management Platform products.

Note:

Symantec recommends that you install and test Symantec Management Platform in a test environment before you install it in a production environment.

Table: Overview of the installation process

Type of task

Description

Preinstallation

When you run Symantec Installation Manager, a wizard walks you through a set of preinstallation tasks. These tasks configure the installation, Notification Server, and the SQL Server.

See Starting Symantec Installation Manager.

See Installing the Symantec Management Platform products.

Installation

After you complete the preinstallation tasks, Symantec Installation Manager performs the following installation tasks:

  • Installs the platform, the selected products, and the selected optional components.

  • Configures the installed products.

  • Lets you apply licenses to the products.

See About installing optional components.

See Applying licenses to a solution.

(Migration only) Data migration

If you migrate to Symantec Management Platform 7.1, you can also migrate the Notification Server 6.x or 7.0 data. How you migrate data and the data that is migrated depends on whether you are currently on Notification Server 6.x or Symantec Management Platform 7.0.

When migrating from Symantec Management Platform 7.0, you can connect to the 7.0 database to migrate all of its data. You can also use the migration wizard to migrate data that is not in the database.

When migrating from Notification Server 6.x, you have to create a new database. However, you can use the migration wizard to migrate a lot of the data that is in your Notification Server 6.x database. Most of the data that the migration wizard migrates is actionable although some of it is read-only. You can also migrate data that is not in the database.

For more information, see the IT Management Suite Migration Guide 6x to 7.1 or the IT Management Suite Migration Guide 7.0 to 7.1.


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