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SMP/CMS 7.1 - Site Server Configuration and Installation

Created: 18 Oct 2012 • Updated: 13 Nov 2012 | 8 comments
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IN our environment, we will be deploying roughly 80 Site Servers for our new SMP/CMS 7.1 infrastructure.  Although we have been provided many Virtual servers to use as Site Servers, many of the servers are physical servers.  The issue is tha thte Physical servers have an OS drive (the C:\ Drive) of only 50 GB, but have an additional drive with the required 500 GB of storage (the D:\ drive).  I need to ensure that the Site Services (package Services) get installed on the alternate drive and not the C:\ drive. 

I don't see a way to specify the drive letter in the SMP/CMS 7.1 console under Site Server Configurations.  Am I missing something?  Will we need to install Site Server software manually to those systems requiring installation on the D:\ drive?  How will the SMP NS server synchronize back to the Site Server if manual installations are required?

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Network23's picture

Hi JohnAlo

The best way to install the package server on the D:\Drive is to install the SMP Agent on the D:\Drive. When you install the SMP Agent (Settings -> Agents/Plug-ins ->Symantec Management Agent -> Settings-> Symantec Management Agent Install and click on Settings specify a different Installation Path (see Screenshot)

 

The second method is to create a Patch File that installs the SMP Agent with Parameters:

An example would be: AeXNSC.exe -s -a ns="yourNSserver.xxxx" nsweb="http://yourNSServer.xxxx.xxx/altiris" path="D:\Drive" NOSTARTMENU OKTOREBOOT /ADDREMOVE /s

AeXNSC.exe is located on your NS Server within the following directory: (if default install)

C:\Program Files\Altiris\Notification Server\NSCap\bin\Win32\X86\NS Client Package

Network23

 

Papa-Gio's picture

The first option looks good, however, that will apply to all systems, not just the targeted one.  The second option seems to be a better option for targeted installation.

Thanks for tip, however.

John A.

andykn101's picture

You can change the first option each time you do a "push" install.

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Network23's picture

Hi JohnAlo

Does this answer your question? If yes please "mark as Solution" posts that fix your problem/question

Thanks

Network23

Clint's picture

Does Symantec have any documentation on how to actually set up a site server?  I eventually need to set up a VM for task/package/deployment services but haven't been able to find anything beyond an IIS requirement.  Perhaps it's easier than I'm making it out to be which would explain a lack of any step-by-step instructions?

Clint

andykn101's picture

You want Chapter 6 of the Symantec Management Platform user guide:

http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC4730

this is the SP2 version, not sure if they've updated docs for SP2 MP1.

 

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Clint's picture

Thanks...this doc helps out a lot!  Funny how I first tend to look in the KB or forums for answers and oftentimes overlook the user guides.  Chapter 6 of this PDF is an easier read for those who need an overall picture of setting up site servers than going through the HTML docs that are readily available on the server where you're jumping around all over the place to find stuff.

Clint