How, where to find the latest Architecture, Planning, Implementation and Design Guide for Altiris
There was a time where we were not having any "Architecture" guideline documentation for such complex Altiris framework... Now, we have a lot, and when TECHs are talking about the "Design" doc, they are not always talking about the same. ;-P
I found main 4 below: Please, provide any additional, update you’ll find in there :)
Symantec Management Platform Architecture and Design - Version 1.1 - (all the same doc name display 1.0 :)
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO30370 (last update 2010-07-15) 27 pages
Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP2 from Symantec Planning and Implementation Guide
That is the OFFICIAL one ! 350 pages !
http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4827 (last update 2012-05-07)
Updating the previous older below: care not fall on those KB and thinking valid one, a shame Symantec does not links good one :(
Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 SP1 from Symantec Planning and Implementation Guide
Yes, that is a problem: You can “subscribe” like I do the previous version of the Design Guide, you will never receive notify for a latest doc. Also rarely updated into the previous version, a newer version exist or link to. :-(
OLDER, shortest: Altiris 7.0 Planning and Implementation Guide -- v1.2 (57 pages)
Seth Seppanen makes a recent update this doc (2012-01-10), but it is about 7.0 version, Content are interesting because also mostly true for 7.1, but not rely on for a 7.1 architecture validation.
Planning and Design Considerations for Hierarchy and Site Management
Created: 2009-05-22 | Updated: 2009-05-22 (PDF of a PPT 20 pages) – Very nice.
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