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Remote Deployment Tool for SAVFL

Created: 05 Sep 2012 • Updated: 11 Oct 2012 | 8 comments
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At present, the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) has tools through which it can deploy SEP clients to a large number of Windows computers (Push Deployment Wizard, Client Deployment Wizard, GPO, etc). 

There are also known methods of deploying SEP for Mac to large numbers of Macintosh computers using Filewave and Apple Remote Desktop.

While it may be possible to deploy Symantec AntiVirus for Linux (SAVFL) to large number of Linux computers that have Altiris software on them, there is presently no standalone tool for deploying SAVFL to multiple Linux machines.   It would be very helpful to have such a tool which could remotely install and configure SAVFL without having to manually access each computer.

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John Santana's picture

Yes please :-)

it would be great to have it in the next release.

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John Santana
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Elisha's picture

Thanks for your feedback.  Unfortunately with Linux there is no easy way to remotely install software.  In Windows we can use SMB (NetBIOS) and with Mac there is a way also.  But for Linux I am not aware of a service that is commonly running to do this task.

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John Santana's picture

Yes Elisha, that is why I strongly agree with you and post this recommendation for mass deployment in Linux.

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Elisha's picture

Unfortunately there is nothing that SEP can do to fix this.  This would need to be fixed in the Linux OS to open up a way to remotely deploy software.

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oykunsatis's picture

Hello,

If there are some shares on Linux mapped to Windows machines with Samba maybe and SSH is opened, you can write some script under Windows to first copy the installation files to share on Linux, then connect it to SSH and run the installation command with SSH in the background.

Sounds great and easy but it's very hard to implement and lots of tests :)

 

Regards,

Oykun

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John Santana's picture

Yes that does make sense Oykun,

but AFAIK I never know that option is available because Linux OS is secure by default and highly locked down, therefore now way to perform the remote installation at mass scale.

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Mick2009's picture

Just adding a link to this helpful article:

How to deploy Mac client installation package ?
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/how-deploy-mac-client-installation-package

There is a script illustrated there which MAY (theoretically- have not tried this out) be modified to work on Linux machines

 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

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John Santana's picture

Cool, thanks Mick !

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John Santana
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