Installing Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server

Article:TECH103649  |  Created: 2007-01-30  |  Updated: 2008-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH103649
Article Type
Technical Solution


Issue



You need to know how to install Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server.


Solution



This document explains how to install the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server.

Before you begin:

To verify that MySQL is running
    1. On the server, open Applications > Utilities > Activity Monitor.

    2. On the Show menu, select All Processes. The mysqld process should be in the list of processes. If mysqld is not in the list, start MySQL from the /Applications/Server/MySQL Manager (or Server Admin) application.

To create a password for the MySQL root user

In a Terminal window, type the following:
mysqladmin -u root -h localhost password
where is the root password that you want to use. Note: the root password should not have any extended characters (such as $) for the duration of installation. The password can be changed at a later time to include such characters.


To install the server
    1. Log in to the Mac OS X server as a user with Admin privileges.
    2. Double-click on the .dmg file to mount the Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh installation disk image. Alternately, insert the Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh CD into the CD-ROM drive.
    3. Once mounted, open the Symantec Antivirus CD, then double-click Symantec Administration Server.pkg.
    4. In the Welcome to the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server Installer panel, click Continue.
    5. In the Important Information panel, read the Readme file, and then click Continue.
    6. In the Software License Agreement panel, read the License Agreement, and then click Continue.
    7. In the Software License Agreement panel, click Agree to accept the terms of the license agreement and continue with the installation.
    8. In the Select a Destination panel, select the server's boot volume as the destination for the server software, and then click Continue.
    9. In the Easy Install on panel, click Install. If a previous installation of the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh is on this server, the button appears as Upgrade instead of Install.
    10. In the Authenticate dialog box, type the username and password for the currently logged in Admin user, and then click OK.
    11. When the Install Software panel appears, click Close.
    12. In the Introduction panel, click Continue.
    13. In the Database Name panel, type the name that you want to give to the MySQL database created by the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh, and then click Continue.
    14. If there is a previous installation of the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh on this server and the installer detects that a database already exists with the name that you assigned, follow the steps under the "To reinstall the server" section of this document.

      If you are installing the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh for the first time on this server, you don't have to choose whether to keep or delete an existing server.
    15. In the MySQL Administrative User panel, type the root username and password that was previously created by the MySQL database, and then click Continue.
    16. In the Database Username panel, type a username (up to 16 characters) that the server will use to access the MySQL database created by the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh, and then click Continue.
    17. In the Console Login User panel, type a username and password that will be used to log in to the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh, and then click Continue. You can create additional usernames after the server software is installed.
    18. In the Choose Setup Style panel, select one of the setup options, and then click Continue.

      Basic Setup
      Uses a single host IP address for locating the administration console Web pages and the location where clients report their status to the server.
      If you select Basic Setup, continue with step 19.

      Advanced Setup
      Uses a different host IP address for locating the administration console Web pages and the location where clients report their status to the server.
      If you select Advanced Setup, follow the steps under the Advanced Setup section of this document.
    19. In the Host Address panel, do each of the following.

      - Specify a host IP address to use for the URLs for administration console Web pages and the location where clients report their status to the server. By default, the Host option is initially set to the current IP address of the end Ethernet device on the server.

      - Check Console web pages use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) if you have the Apache HTTP Server software set up to use SSL and you want to use it for Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh communication. You must have an SSL certificate signed by a Certificate Authority. Self-signed certificates will not work. For help with this, see "Preparing the Mac OS X Server to use SSL" in the Installation Guide.

      Click Save Link to create a Web link on the desktop containing the URL for the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.
    20. In the Multicast Address panel, specify the host IP address and port number assignment for UDP multicast communication from the server to the client. The port number must be a number from 1025 to 65535 and not in use by another application on the server. See the "Technical Information" section of this document for details.
    21. Click Continue.
    22. In the Create Key Pairs panel, type a password that will be associated with the first key pair that you create, and then click Create Key.

      A key pair is used to encrypt and authenticate the commands sent from the server to the client. You can continue to create more key pairs by typing a password and clicking Create Key. You can assign each new key pair the same password, or its own unique password. The keys that you create during installation are built into the client installation package for distribution to clients.
    23. After you have created the key(s), click Continue.
    24. In the Conclusion panel, click Finish.
    25. If the configuration is successful, a log file appears in the Configuration Complete window. The following text should appear at the end:

      CONFIGURATION COMPLETE


To reinstall the server

If you are prompted to either keep the existing database, or delete the database and rebuild it, select one of the following.

      - Keep the existing database
      If you keep the existing Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh database, the usernames, passwords, and other data stored in the database from the previous installation are used for this installation.
      If you select this option, go to step 18 under the "Installing the server" section of this document to continue the installation.

      - Delete the database and rebuild it
      If you delete the existing database, all existing Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh data is deleted and a new database is created.
      If you select this option, go to step 15 under the "Installing the server" section of this document to continue the installation.

To verify that the server software successfully installed

      Open the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh by using any of the following methods:
      • In the Configuration Complete window, click Open Console.
      • Open the Web link that you previously saved.
      • Type the administration console URL in a Web browser. By default, the URL is http://IP-of-server/sacm-admin .

      Log on to the Console using the user name and password that you specified for the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh during the server software installation.


Advanced Setup

Follow this procedure only if you selected Advanced Setup in step 18 of the "Installing the server" section of this document.

In the Console Address panel, do the following:
  1. Type the host IP address and the path that you want to use as the URL to access the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.
    By default, the Host option is initially set to the current IP address of the end ethernet device on the server.
  2. Check Use SSL if you have the Apache HTTP Server software set up to use SSL (secure sockets layer) and you want to use it for Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh communication. You must have an SSL certificate signed by a Certificate Authority. Self-signed certificates will not work. See "Preparing the Mac OS X Server to use SSL" in the Installation Guide.
  3. Click Save Link to create a Web link on the desktop containing the URL for the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.
  4. Click Continue.
  5. In the Client Communication Address panel, type the host IP address and the path that specifies where the clients report to the server about results of administration console commands and events that have occurred on the client.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Go to step 20 under the "Installing the server" section of this document to continue the installation.




Technical Information
If your network is running behind a firewall, the multicast information doesn't usually need to be changed. If your network is outside of a firewall, be careful not to use a multicast IP address of a registered multicast service.


After installation, if the host IP address changes, the URL that the server uses to send commands to clients will be incorrect. If your host IP address changes, you can manually update it in the configuration file that stores that information, and then create an updated Symantec Administration Client.pkg to send to the clients

For help with this, read the document Changing the host IP address of the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server.



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