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What are the different between Symantec IT-Management Suit and Symantec client management suit and Symantec server management Suit?

Created: 01 Nov 2012 • Updated: 11 Dec 2013 | 13 comments
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What are the different between Symantec IT-Management Suit and Symantec client management suit and Symantec server management Suit?

please suggest?

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

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

 

Altiris IT Management Suite 7.1 is a suite of integrated products that help IT organizations provide faster and more predictable service to their business. The suite enables this by ensuring that organizations' management infrastructures can easily support new technology changes, can quickly adapt to changing processes and business needs, and can provide the necessary insight to make more intelligent, data-driven decisions

Key Features

  • One suite for comprehensive lifecycle management for heterogeneous client and server endpoints
  • Industry-leading imaging and provisioning across clients and servers
  • Centralized software management with all endpoints for software inventory, patching, delivery, and license management
  • Manage your IT assets like a business

Key Benefits

  • Reduce effort and point products to manage all client and server endpoints
  • Automate new system rollouts and technology refresh cycles
  • Proactively manages applications and updates to minimize security risks
  • Increase accountability and cost control of your IT assets
  • Reduce the time and cost associated with help desk activities

Reference

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

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

andykn101's picture

IT Management Suite includes Client and Server Management Suite, ServiceDesk, Wise Package Studio and Asset Management Suite.

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P. van Leeuwen's picture

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.

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andykn101's picture

Symantec need to update their sales literature then, the current brochures on the website say ServiceDesk and Wise are still included.

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks P.van Leeuwen and andykn101,

But can I purchase only CMS OR SMS and if so then what I can do with it and what component I can use.

I mean I have to create a NS sever but what Else?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

andykn101's picture

No, you can purchase both. If you have 2000 desktops and laptops and 500 servers you would purchase 2000 Client Management Suite Licenses and 500 Server Management Suite licences. You could then install both on the same Notification Server but you'd have to use the License Management Portal to combine some of the individual solution licenses.

Then you will be able to:

Inventory

Deploy OS

Deploy Software

Remote Control

Meter applications (not supported on servers)

Real time management (WMI etc)

Out of band management (ASF etc.)

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Thanks andykn101,

If have around 10,000 client system and I need to deploy MS patch then which are more suitable for it?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

andykn101's picture

I think you can just buy Patch Management Solution, I believe you can patch Clients and Servers with that but you'd need to check with your Symantec reseller for the exact licensing requirements.

One extra I think you get with Server Management Suite is Monitor Solution.

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Nagesh Singh's picture

Hi andykn101,

Thanks to Response,

Can you please tell me what a Symantec Management platform is? And how I can explain it. If suppose I have Symantec management console (7.1).It means I am having SMP?

Thanks & Regards,

Nagesh Singh

andykn101's picture

"The Symantec Management Platform is a set of core services that all of the parts of IT Management Suite
share. These services can include aspects such as security, reporting,communications, and data storage."

So it's the Notification Server, which hosts the Symantec Management Console, database, site servers and base Symantec Management Agent. For more info see the ITMS Planning and Implementation Guide on the list here:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/it-...

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andykn101's picture

The Notification Server is part of the Symantec Management Platform.

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