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Ludovic Ferre | 07 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

A new pl.xml file was released yesterday. Here are the details:

 Modified date:  2011-02-04 20:57
 Size:   29236534 bytes (27.9 MiB)
 MD5 hash:  d2fe1209bdcfa6ddbd743e77e5833663
 Description:  Additional changes for Etrack 2231852

Some interesting changes in this release (not exhaustive):

  • "Data Loss Prevention Integration Component" was removed from the xml
  • "Symantec Administrator SDK" now has 3 additional components:
    • "Symantec ASDK NS Server x64"
    • "Symantec ASDK Task Server x64"
    • "Symantec ASDK SoftwareDelivery Full Server x64"
  • Products updated with plArchitecture="x86, x64" (x64 added):
    • "Altiris Event Console Language Support SP4"
    • ...
Ludovic Ferre | 26 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

I have completed build 0.3.9 faster than I expected, but only because I didn't need to add to many features to it.

However what's in there is quite important and will be a stepping stone for future releases.

So what's in it? Just a small section of code (114 lines, 385 words 1886 characters for 5 functions) that returns the top 20 entries from the string cache (both guid entries and ip addresses.

Here's a sample output from running aila-linux-x64-0.3.9 on a small payload (a 50,000 lines log file):

ludovic@ub-x64:~/PROD_003/SW-SRC/altiris-ns-tooling/aila$ ./aila -f t5 -n0
Current line #: 40000
Program read 6358605 bytes from 50000 lines 


Mime type results:
	File type= asp  , page hits=   46495
	File type= aspx , page hits=    1882
	File type= asmx , page hits=     451
	File type= other, page hits=    1168

Altiris Agent requests results:
	Agent request= Get Policies, page hits=    1245
	Agent request= Get...
Ludovic Ferre | 22 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

I went a little silent this year on the work I am doing in this season Winter of Code, but I am not giving up far from it.

Today I bumped the current build version of aila from 0.3.6 to 0.3.9 which I am working on.

0.3.7 introduced data storage of the log file requests. This means the parsed data is not lost once we read the next line but kept for later retrieval in memory. The data structure was crafted (last year) to have minimal memory impact last year, so we can load clause to a million lines on just about 50MiB.

0.3.8 introduced the mechanism needed to safely retrieve the data from the in-memory store and a dump function to output the data in a text format to the console. This way I could test that data was stored and retrieve without any issue on files ranging from 10 to 960,000 lines (real payload from my customer).

0.3.9 is fresh and still untouched, as this is where I...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 22 Dec 2010 | 2 comments

You've searched the Forums looking for discussions that might answer the issues that plague you. Here is a list of the most visited forum discussions over the past year, maybe there's one here that you've overlooked...

25 Most Viewed Forum Discussions for 2010

  1. Windows 7 and Ghost
  2. Bootable USB Flash Drive
  3. Dell Latitude E6410 issues booting into Ghost
  4. Altiris DS & Windows 7
  5. Dell Latitude E6510 with Intel 82577LM NIC not working
  6. Windows 7 + Ghost not working
  7. ...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 21 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

We aren't Neflix but we have some informative videos you may find helpful. Here is a list of the 25 videos that have received the most page views in 2010.

25 Most Viewed Videos for 2010

  1. Installation and Configuration of Wise Package Studio 8 on Windows 2003 Server
  2. Overview of ITMS 7.1 Updated Console Views
  3. Capturing network communication packets with Wireshark Utility
  4. Adding VISTA driver (NIC) to Windows PE in Ghost Solution Suite 2.5.1
  5. ...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 21 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

You may have been searching for some of these nifty little scripts and helpful little drivers yourself. Here are the most view downloads for the past year. I hope you are finding these posts interesting!

25 Most Viewed Downloads for 2010

  1. Remote Altiris Agent Diagnostics
  2. SATA Drivers for Intel ICH9 and ICH10
  3. SATA ICH9 Drivers: Windows XP Driver Injection Script
  4. MSI "Run as administrator" Context Menu for Vista
  5. Uninstall MSI with VBScript
  6. ...
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 20 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

It's always interesting to see what other people are reading. Here's a chance to do that without looking over anyone's shoulder - so much less annoying that way. The most viewed blog posts in the past year.

25 Most Viewed Blogs for 2010

  1. Windows Installer & Safe Mode
  2. Ghost Explorer
  3. Uninstalling Altiris Agents
  4. Windows7 -Untangling Scripted Installs, Sysprep and Configuration Passes
  5. Wake on LAN (WOL) Utility
  6. ITMS 7.1 Beta - Now Available (Note: This beta cycle is now...
Ludovic Ferre | 20 Dec 2010 | 2 comments

I found one of my customer last week in great need of using aila because we had a few "run-away" clients that sent an enormous amount of data (nse's) to the server.

So I started working on a couple of improvments to aila, and here they are:

jbeuchert | 17 Dec 2010 | 1 comment

Our team has gotten a request from our support organization and SQL server configuration for the Endpoint Management suite of the products (primarily Altiris CMS, SMS, and Asset Management). Please take a few minutes to check out an external page dedicated to the best practices around implementing and optimizing 2005 and 2008 SQL Server.

SQL Server 2005 and 2008 Implementation Best Practices and Optimization

Ludovic Ferre | 16 Dec 2010 | 2 comments

Here are some of the interesting characteristics of the new xml file.

First of all the SIM version bumped from 7.0.52 to 7.0.64. Its MD5 hash is 0562c0db3a754f3fb56faaaae7ead49b.

Then we have a major additions that should interested the Connect community: 

  • Altiris Client Management Suite SP2 MR3, version 7.0.14

Here are some of the solutions updated:

  • Altiris Patch Management Solution for Linux SP2 MR3
  • Altiris Deployment Solution Core MR3 (v7.1.643)
  • Altiris Software Management Solution SP2 MR3
  • Altiris Asset Management MR3
  • Altiris IT Management Suite MR3
  • and so on

Now it will be very interesting to see how all of this installs and behave. I'm specially awaiting for a Software Management fix of the Symantec Management Agent that fails to download modified package files...