System requirements for Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh

Article:TECH104344  |  Created: 2008-01-06  |  Updated: 2010-08-31  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104344
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Issue



You need to know the system requirements for installing Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh.


Solution



The following are the supported hardware platforms and the software versions for the server installation of the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh. This covers the console and client only. For system requirements for the antivirus product, please see References below.

For Administration Server 1.0.1:

  • Mac OS X Server version 10.3.9 - 10.4.10
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for high-demand servers)
  • Built-in FireWire
  • 4 GB available disk space
  • MySQL must be enabled and the root password must be set. Versions higher than what is included with the operating system in use are not supported.
  • PHP must be enabled. Versions higher than what is included with the operating system in use are not supported.



For Administration Server 1.0.2:

  • Mac OS X Server version 10.4.11 or 10.5.x
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB RAM for high-demand servers)
  • Built-in FireWire
  • 4 GB available disk space
  • MySQL must be enabled and the root password must be set. Versions higher than what is included with the operating system in use are not supported.
  • PHP must be enabled. Versions higher than what is included with the operating system in use are not supported.

    Note: The Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server software does not support versions other than those listed above for use as server platforms, including MAC OS X installations that have had MySQL and PHP separately installed.

 

  • If secure communication (SSL) is to be used in NodeComm (client or server) communications or to log into the Administration Console (SACM), a Certificate Authority-signed certificate is required. Self-signed certificates will not work.
  • The Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server sends commands to clients using the UDP multicast protocol on the host IP address and port that you specify. The Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh server software installation assigns port 8192 by default, but you can change the port number during the server software installation.
  • The server requires a static IP address to be able to receive status and other communication from the clients. If the server doesn't have a static IP address, the server will be able to send commands to clients, but won't be able to receive status from the clients. If your host IP address changes, you can manually update it in the configuration file that stores that information, and then create an updated client package to send to the clients.



To access the Administration Console:

  • A web browser is required to connect to the Administration Console. Any standards-compliant browser is supported; Safari 2.x or greater; Firefox 2.x or greater; or IE 6 or 7.



Client installation requirements:

    • For 1.0.1: a networked Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4.11.
    • For 1.0.2: a networked Macintosh computer running Mac OS X 10.4.11 and higher.
      Installed version for the SACM client is 1.0.3.

      Note: Installation of the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh does not require that Symantec AntiVirus for Macintosh be installed on the client computers, but the Symantec Administration Console for Macintosh won't be able to perform antivirus tasks, such as scanning volumes for viruses, on client computers that don't have Symantec AntiVirus installed.



References
Title: 'System requirements for Symantec Antivirus for Macintosh'

Document ID: 2008082109540948


Technical Information
To create a password for the MySQL root user

  1. In a terminal window, type the following command, where is the root password that you want to use:
    mysqladmin -u root -h localhost password

 



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