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Notification Server 7x introduces client tasks. In version 6.2 of the Agent for Unix and Macintosh, everything was essentially a policy and was managed on the client by a command line utility called aex-swdapm, or the Software Delivery Advertised Package ...
Article by dougj | 09 Mar 2009 | 0 comments
Notification Server 7.0 introduces major enhancements and changes to the custom inventory process. This article provides a preview of the process, as of the date of this article. NOTE : The purpose of this article is to give a ...
Article by dougj | 20 Oct 2008 | 2 comments
Quite often, it is necessary to modify certain values in the agent's client.conf file on Unix, Linux or Macintosh clients when troubleshooting issues. Among those values is the debug_level. The attached shell scripts can be used to ...
Download by dougj | 19 Jun 2008 | 3 comments
It's really not that difficult to direct a Unix, Linux or Macintosh client to a different NS server. Simply change the 'Server-1' value in the client.conf, restart the agent and voila! The following shell script will even do ...
Download by dougj | 19 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
Do you hate (or don't know how to use) the Unix and Mac vi editor but need to troubleshoot a Unix or Mac client running the Altiris Agent? Here are a few tips (and a script) to get you on your way. Quite often, when ...
Download by dougj | 17 Jun 2008 | 0 comments
This document provides a data definition for the tables used and owned by the Altiris Agent for Unix and Inventory Solution for Unix. It lists the group (basic inventory, full inventory or Unix/Linux platform), table names, column names, data type and ...
Download by dougj | 18 Jan 2008 | 2 comments
On Solaris, software installation packages are combined into groups that are called metaclusters. During the operating system installation you can choose the metacluster you want to install. Read on to learn more. Solaris 10 has the following ...
Article by dougj | 11 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Operating System Platform Solaris 10 x86_64 Solaris 10 x86 Solaris 10 Sparc Solaris 9 Sparc Solaris 8 Sparc Solaris 7 Sparc HP-UX 11.23 ...
Article by dougj | 05 Dec 2007 | 0 comments
Once Inventory Solution and Software Delivery Solution for Unix are installed, additional directories will be created in the .../nsagent/var directory, such as 'packages' and 'swd'. These will have additional files for policies, logs, ...
Article by dougj | 04 Dec 2007 | 2 comments
If you've ever mixed the NS Agent and Unix, you know the two have to be convinced to work together. But once you have them working in harmony, they're an amazing team. This guide was written to take some of the guesswork out of ...
Article by dougj | 02 Nov 2007 | 2 comments