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difference between Altiris Client Management Suite and Server Management suite

Created: 12 Jun 2013 • Updated: 10 Jul 2013 | 9 comments
Sachin Sawant's picture
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What is difference between Altiris Client Management Suite and Server Management suite.

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raju123's picture

Check the thread comments

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/what-are-different-between-symantec-it-management-suit-and-symantec-client-management-suit-an

Altiris Client Management Suite

Altiris Client Management Suite 7.1 from Symantec manages, secures and troubleshoots systems with greater efficiency on more platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux and virtual desktop environments. The suite automates time-consuming and redundant tasks to minimize efforts and costs associated with deploying, patching, supporting client systems and software.

Key Features

  • Heterogeneous PC lifecycle management across Windows, Mac, Linux and virtual desktops.
  • Accurate identification and inventory of authorized and unauthorized devices helps forecast current and future hardware and software needs.
  • Zero-touch imaging and migration to automate new system rollouts and technology refresh cycles.
  • Comprehensive software management simplifies ongoing software maintenance by combining software packaging, software delivery, application virtualization, patch management and application usage.
  • Integrated troubleshooting tools, such as remote control and out-of-band management, reduce the time and cost associated with help desk activities.

Key Benefits

  • Implement a single management framework for distributed, heterogeneous client environments
  • Manage change with confidence by driving predictable and repeatable day-to-day operations
  • Make smarter, faster decisions based on real-time, data-driven conclusions
  • Drive innovation by automating common IT processes and adopting new technologies without adding new tools, people or methodologies

Reference :https://www.symantec.com/client-management-suite

Altiris Server Management Suite:

Key Features

  • Heterogeneous server lifecycle management across Windows, Linux, UNIX and virtual platforms
  • Integrated virtual machine management minimizes complexity when supporting mixed physical and virtual environments
  • Accurate discovery and inventory of hardware and software configurations
  • Image-based and scripted provisioning capabilities reduce build times and ensure server configurations are reliable and consistent
  • Comprehensive software and patch management proactively manages applications and updates to minimize security risks
  • Integrated server monitoring and remediation helps resolve bottlenecks before affecting business functions

Key Benefits

  • Implement a single management framework for distributed, heterogeneous server environments
  • Manage change with confidence by driving predictable and repeatable day-to-day operations
  • Make smarter, faster decisions based on real-time, data-driven conclusions
  • Drive innovation by utilizing server automation for IT processes and adopting new technologies without adding new tools, people or methodologies

Reference:

https://www.symantec.com/server-management-suite

Sachin Sawant's picture

hi virus 012,

thanx for the reply but i need a difference not a Features,

your comments is good thanx.

Ambesh_444's picture

Hello Sachin,

The difference is that client management suite focuses on clients (laptops, desktops) hence the name client management suite and that server management suite focuses on servers hence the name server management suite. The IT Management suite is an overall suite where you choose if the license you are going to use is for a client or a server. ITMS contains CMS, SMS & AMS. ServiceDesk & Wise Package Studio (WPS is EOL) are NOT included (anymore) in ITMS.

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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toomas's picture

The best way to get an answer to this question are from the Data Sheets of these Suites on their respective product pages:

Data Sheets for both include a list of capabilities, essentially listing the included solutions. The differences between these are driven by the aim of the Suite - SMS is more server oriented, while CMS is oriented to management of client machines.

Both Suites contain these solutions:

  • Deployment
  • Inventory
  • Software Management
  • Patch Management
  • Real-Time Management
  • IT Analytics
  • Process Automation (this actually means Workflow)

In addition to the ones listed above, SMS contains:

  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Monitor

CMS does not include these two solutions that are in SMS, but has these:

  • Application Virtualization
  • pcAnywhere Remote Control
  • Out of Band Management
  • Symantec Endpoint Protection Integration

This is the big picture at solution level, there may be smaller differences. For example, if I remember correctly, SMS includes the Inventory Pack for Servers.

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Ambesh_444's picture

Hello Sachin,

Please let me know if you have recieved your answer or you required any more help.

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Sachin Sawant's picture

Hi Support,

I am not able to mark as solution for tooms solution...

ohzone - CherylPeterson's picture

Thanks Sachin, I've marked Toomas's answer as the solution.

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