Managing the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products

Article:HOWTO54452  |  Created: 2011-06-09  |  Updated: 2011-06-09  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO54452
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Managing the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products

You use Symantec Installation Manager to manage the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products. Symantec Installation Manager manages the entire installation process including licensing, data migration, and updates.

Note:

Symantec recommends that you install and test Symantec Management Platform 7.1 in a test environment before you install it in a production environment.

Table: Process for managing the installation of the Symantec Management Platform products

Step

Action

Description

Step 1

Configure your system to meet the recommended system requirements.

When you install Symantec Management Platform products, Symantec Installation Manager checks for the minimum system requirements. If the minimum system requirements are not met, it does not proceed with the installation. However, the minimum system requirements may not be sufficient for your environment. Before you install Symantec Management Platform products, you should determine what the recommended system requirements are for your environment and configure your system accordingly. The recommended system requirements primarily depend on the number of your managed endpoints.

See System requirements for the Symantec Management Platform products.

Step 2

Install Symantec Installation Manager.

You install Symantec Installation Manager in one of the following ways:

  • Download and install it from http://www.symantec.com.

  • If the Symantec Management Platform product is distributed on a CD, install it from the CD.

See Installing Symantec Installation Manager.

Except for an offline installation, you install Symantec Installation Manager on the computer where you plan to install the Symantec Management Platform products. With an offline installation, you install Symantec Installation Manager and then use it to create an installation package. You then use the installation package to install Symantec Installation Manager and the Symantec Management Platform products on an offline computer.

Step 3

Install the Symantec Management Platform products.

You use Symantec Installation Manager to install the Symantec Management Platform products. If the installation is a migration, Symantec Installation Manager manages this process as well.

See Installing the Symantec Management Platform products.

For more information, see the Altiris IT Management Suite from Symantec Migration Guide version 6x to 7.1 SP1 or the Altiris IT Management Suite from Symantec Migration Guide version 7.0 to 7.1 SP1.

By default, when the installation is complete the Symantec Management Console opens. It opens to the Getting Started Web part if the products you installed do not specify that a different page in the console should open. You can also access the Getting Started Web part if you click My Portal on the Home menu. The Getting Started Web part contains videos and links to the help topics that explain the key concepts and tasks of the platform.

Step 4

(Migration only) Migrate Notification Server 6.x or 7.0 data to the 7.1 computer.

When you migrate from Symantec Management Platform 7.0 to Symantec Management Platform 7.1, you can keep your 7.0 Notification Server database. You can also migrate data that is not in the database.

When you migrate from Notification Server 6.x to Symantec Management Platform 7.1, you have to create a new database. However, you can migrate a lot of the data that is in your Notification Server 6.x database although some of the migrated data is read-only. You can also migrate data that is not in the database.

For more information, see the Altiris IT Management Suite from Symantec Migration Guide version 6x to 7.1 SP1 or the Altiris IT Management Suite from Symantec Migration Guide version 7.0 to 7.1 SP1.

Step 5

Perform installation tasks after the initial installation of the Symantec Management Platform products.

After you install the Symantec Management Platform products, you can use Symantec Installation Manager to perform the following installation tasks:

  • Reconfigure installed products.

  • Update installed products.

  • Install new products.

  • Install optional components.

  • Apply licenses.

  • Repair broken installations.

  • Create a support package.


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