About predefined computers

Article:HOWTO63358  |  Created: 2011-12-15  |  Updated: 2011-12-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO63358
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About predefined computers

Computers that are either not connected in a network or are not managed by Symantec Management Platform (SMP) are known as predefined computers. To configure a client computer as a predefined computer, you must import the computer details into the Symantec Management Platform (SMP). You import the client computer details into Symantec Management Platform (SMP) through a TEXT (.txt) or CSV (comma-separated values) file.

.You can add or update the computer resources into Symantec Management Platform through a CSV (comma-separated values) file. If you remove or change the order of the columns in the sample CSV file, the execution of the predefined computer task fails.

The computer resource can be any of the following computers:

  • Bare metal computer.

  • Computer not on network.

  • Computer that Symantec Management Platform does not discover.

After the computers are predefined, you can then import them and boot for deployment and maintenance tasks.

See Importing predefined computers.

When the predefined computers are booted to the automation environment, you can perform the tasks of imaging and system configuration. Then, you can reboot the predefined computers to the production environment to resume live operations.

See Referencing a sample CSV file

See Booting predefined computers

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