1 week in
3 SMP servers, 1 parent, 2 child with hierchy completed.
SQL maintenence plan created per Symantec recommendations.
AD import completed.
Subnets manually created(We are using the 8 scheme which would have been tough to import)
Tested PCAnywhere functions, decent product, not very good at screen aspect ratios for such a mature product. Very bare bones?
Only issues are: 1 server had to be respun in VM and rebuilt becuase of various strange errors with SMP agent. Also some Java oddities when importing OS files, which thankfully can be bypassed by simply pressing cancell to the credential challenge(This was on XP and 7 desktops with the Symantec's proposed GP configuration in palce. But that error still persisted, attached is the photo of the error, on an XP machine you can press cancell and continue with the file upload).
The design of the product still irks me a bit for the options on Site Servers. Even with fiber to everything and repositories on the San, we still "HAVE TO" replicate all of the packages along with the Software Manager's own repository of the files. Which makes this 6 copies of the same thing(Software, patch, images). Also the fact that on the Parent server you dont see the Site Servers for the Child makes the Visio-ish diagram useless to show corporate infrustructure.
So far we have not seen much errors in the logs, hopefully I'm no jinxing my self by also stating no support calls had to be logged.
This week, the plans are to have a Patch management configuration and building up the DS to replicate our 6.9 setup. Which will be about 200+ packages and various build jobs with a Win7 and WinXP image which will contain some applications along with SEP and Altiris 7.x agent built in.