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How I can make Setup file for client version in Symantec Management agant 7.2.

Created: 22 Nov 2012 • Updated: 05 Dec 2012 | 11 comments
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Hi All,

How I can make Setup file for client version in Symantec Management agant 7.2.

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Alex Bizjajev's picture

Hi Nagesh,

I'm not sure about your question - may you provide more details or scenario that your are trying to perform?

If we are talking about the NS Agent, then setup file for it resides in the NSCap directory of Notification Server computer.

Thank you,

Alex.

Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi Alex,

Thanks.

 

Below are the Path for the NS Agest.

\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\NS Client Package

 

Can you please tell me where I should get up Task services(Task server) and package services(Package server) setup file.

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Robert Steinle's picture

Hi Nagesh,

 

You'll find them here:

...\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\Client Task Management\Server Package\
...\NSCap\bin\Win64\x64\Client Task Management\Server Package\
...\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\PkgSvr Agent Package\

Regards,

Robert Steinle

Symantec Corporation

 

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi Robert,

Thanks for the same.

In my environment we have NS server on different server suppose(192.168.1.33) and Task server on different server suppose (192.168.1.34).Now we have support all over the globe so in all center we are creating 1 package server(Package service) as well as task server(Task service) to reduce the Bandwidth utilization:-

Now my questions are:-

1) How my NS servers (192.168.1.33) come to know which my main Task server is?

2)  Whatever Task services (Task server) we are installing in center are report to which server my main task server (192.168.1.34) or directly to NS server (192.168.1.34)?

 3) If I assign any task on NS server then how it will take by the entire Task server? I mean it will assign to my main task server (192.168.1.34) and then distribute to the entire center task server or all task service (Task server) will directly take the task from NS server?

4) what is the roll of my main Task Server(192.168.1.34).

 

 

 

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Alex Bizjajev's picture

Hi Nagesh,

1. Task servers cannot be divided to "main" or "secondary" task servers -- all are equal.

2. If you have one Notification Server and several task-servers then each task server will work directly with the NS.

3. If you assign a task from NS to all clients then task servers will directly take the task from the NS. 

4. The idea of the task-server is reduced load to NS server computer computer. But, again - task servers cannot be "main" or "not main" -- all are equal. You may decide how to redistribute the clients between the task-servers by assigning them manually to the specific site-server. By default clients will try to work with the task server from the same network segment, selecting TS with the minimal number of assigned clients.

Thank you,

Alex.

Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks Alex,

1) If suppose my task service is not working in One center then?

2) Can you please tell me if I want to definition the task to deploy software then where is the options in NS server?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Alex Bizjajev's picture

Nagesh, no prob.

1. If you have one NS then this NS is the "center" for the task servers. If you submit the task to client_1 then NS looks to the database - to which Task Server client_1 is assigned? Let's say NS has found what client_1 assigned to TaskServer_1. In such case NS will notify TS_1 "I have a task for client_1 - please take it". TS_1 connects to NS and get the task. Then TS_1 notifies client_1: "I have a task for you!". Client takes the task from TS, executes it and sends the status of the task to TS. TS sends this status to NS. NS writes this status to database and you see this status in console: "100% Succeeded".

2. Deploy software normally done with the Software Delivery Policy. Open NS console -> Manage -> Policies -> Software. Right-click to "Manage Software Delivery" node and select "New -> Manage Software Delivery". This should create new MSD policy and you should be able to add software or task to it.

Thank you,

Alex.

Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks Alex,

1) What would happen in my scenario which I have already mentions above for task server?

2) Secondly If my task server is not working then? What will do the entire client?

Is it come to NS server to take a task or it not taking any task?

3) What sort of task we can assign through Tasks Server?

4) Is there any relations with task server with package server?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Alex Bizjajev's picture

1-2. If I understood correctly, you will have one NS and several task-servers in different locations. When you install some client, it will ask NS to provide the list of available Task Servers. NS will provide a list of the task servers to the client. Client will try to register to the first task-server from the provided list (you may see the registered TS name if dbl-click to SMA icon on the clients and switch to the Task Status tab). If first task server is unavailable, then client will try the second one from the list and so on. If client won't be able to connect to any task server when tasks won't work. If some task server does not work, then it should not be provided to the client. If client manually assigned to some Site Server, then it will try to connect only to the Task Server, installed on this Site Server. You may create manual assignment if open NS console -> Settings -> Notification Server -> Site Server settings". Expand Site Servers -> SITE_SERVER_NAME. Click to the "Manually Assigned Agents" and add some manual assignments in the right-pane.

3. All kinds of tasks are working through TS. Open NS console -> Jobs and tasks. Browse Sample -> Notification Server. This folder contains some examples, you may try to clone-modify some of them for your needs.

If you need to deliver the software, then it is much better to rely to Software Delivery policy, as it is specially designed for that.

4. No, PS and TS are separate services that could be installed to the Site Server. You may have PS on one comp and TS on different one.

 

Thank you,

Alex.

Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks Alex,

 If we have install package server then where it’s store all the data which are taking from NS server?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

 

Alex Bizjajev's picture

Please take a look at Altiris Agent install directory (by default C:\Program Files\Altiris\Altiris Agent). This directory should contain shared folder "Package Delivery" and this folder should contain all available packages (it could take a while after the PS install to synchronize the packages between the NS and new PS). You should be able to view the status of the packages if dbl-click to the SMA agent tray icon and select "Package Server" tab.

Thank you,

Alex.

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