About the agents and plug-ins that Software Management Solution uses
Certain agents and plug-ins must be installed on the client computers to manage and run the Software Management Solution functions.
Predefined tasks are provided to install these agents and plug-ins.
Table: Agents and plug-ins that Software Management Solution uses
Agent or plug-in
Software Management Framework agent
Manages all the software delivery functions in Software Management Solution.
Software deliveries are closely integrated with the software resources in the Software Catalog. The Software Management Framework agent manages the package downloads and other aspects of software delivery.
The Software Management Framework agent is installed on the client computers when the Symantec Management Agent is installed.
For more information, see the topics about the Software Management Framework agent in the Symantec Management Platform Help.
Software Management Solution Plug-ins
Software Management Solution Plug-in for Windows helps to provide support for software delivery, software management, and software virtualization on Windows computers.
Software Management Solution Plug-in for UNIX, Linux, and Mac provides the ability to deliver software and manage software on non-Windows computers and to support the Software Portal on Mac computers.
The software resources that comprise this plug-in are as follows:
Software Management Plug-in for AIX
Software Management Plug-in for HP-UX
Software Management Plug-in for Linux
Software Management Plug-in for Mac
Software Management Plug-in for Solaris
See Installing or upgrading the Software Management Solution plug-in.
Software Portal Plug-in
Enables the Software Portal Web application on Windows-based client computers. It configures the URL that the users use to access the Software Portal. The plug-in installs shortcuts to the Software Portal interface on the client computers.
See Installing the Software Portal plug-in.
Application Management agent
Manages the policies and the tasks that perform Windows Installer repairs or source path updates on Windows computers.
The software resource that comprises this agent is named Application Management Agent.
See About the Application Management agent.
Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent
Lets you use software virtualization to manage Windows-based software on client computers.
The software resource that comprises this agent is named Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent.
See Installing the Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent .