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Triinu Gross | 10 May 2011 | 0 comments

In the table below are the references to the release notes of the IT Management Suite 7.0 MR releases:

Ludovic Ferre | 30 Apr 2011 | 2 comments

The "Symantec Management Platform MR4" was release to SolutionSam yesterday via an update of the Symantec.pl.xml files [1].

This SMP MR4 comes on top of the current SMP SP5 release and includes numerous fixes provided in HOWTO36013 (the SP5 pointfix rollup).

Here are some important information's on the file itself:

  • MD5 hash: 5672d657e841f474eb54dc6edbf4f606
  • Modified Date: 2011-04-29 12:32
  • File size: 36,980,345 (36MiB)
  • Version: 7.1.10

Using CreateSolnSamMirror [2] we can see the changes in the package repository with a new addition of 7 directories and 75 files.

Note that the extracts below are extracted from the pl.xml file itself, and that the package files extensions are appended the "_info" to avoid any confusion with the real files (the _info files actually contain the file name, file hash (SHA256 used in SIM) the file size and full url).

The SolutionSam tree now contains...

Ludovic Ferre | 11 Apr 2011 | 2 comments

Update: I have attached source for aila release 0.5.0, the first feature complete release of the tool [release notes here]!

As it turned delivery binary versions of aila for Cygwin is not working so we must take a couple extra steps from the article [1] "Using Cygwin and aila together on a Windows System".

These steps are described here for the reader convenience:

  1. Add packages needed to build from source:
  2. Get the sources
ohzone - CherylPeterson | 01 Apr 2011 | 0 comments

So, you're all registered for Vision and you're wondering who else from Connect will be there.

We're gonna make it easy on you! Add your name to the comments section in this blog posted in the Vision Community, and Leslie will print you out a nifty sticker with your username and avatar. Then, stop by the Internet Lounge at Vision and pick your sticker up. :)  That way, one of us from Connect will have the opportunity to meet you. And soon, all your fellow Connect users will realize that YOU are the one with all those fabulous comments.

DEADLINE: You have to add your name by April 25 to this thread. That way I'll have time to create the stickers and print them in time for the event.

Remember, comment on the blog post in the Vision Community!...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 24 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

You've seen the post in this community about the #Altiris chat - manned by volunteers who are Altiris Admins like you and willing to answer your questions. But have you ever wondered what goes on, without actually wanting to wander into that great unknown? Or worse yet, have you wandered in and no one is there?! We don't always have answers to the questions that are asked, but we do our best.

One of the #Altiris regulars GaurhothW put this report together showing what times are most active (times listed are EST) and who is most active. You can also see some of the random comments - thus we will be watching what we say so we aren't randomly quoted saying something embarrassing!

The information on this report updates periodically #...

ohzone - CherylPeterson | 18 Mar 2011 | 0 comments

The Symantec Vision 2011 clock is counting down fast, and May will be here before you know it. Here are a few new tips and suggestions for making the very most of the conference in Las Vegas:

  • Be sure to plan your week at Vision. The online Session Scheduler is ready and available for all registered Vision attendees, but anyone can check out the Session Catalog to review what is being offered. Popular sessions fill up quickly, so sign up for the technical tracks, sessions, and hands-on labs while openings are still available. You're free to make changes to your schedule anytime, so reserve your spot in the sessions you want most, knowing you can update your agenda, as...
Ludovic Ferre | 14 Mar 2011 | 3 comments

It does exist, and it's not really that hard to implement in 6.0.

This is called... a Linux Package Server.

Yep. I'm not writing this just because I'm a Linux user but because it simply worked so nicely and fast that it's (for a normal Windows Package Server user) unbelievable.

So, let's go back in time a little. I worked with engineering on the package info problem for a large customer of mine, with many PS falling out of synch issue (hence I mumbled about the getpackageinfo interface many a time before [1]).

Whilst I was testing the root causes of the problem on Windows I decided to test a Linux package server on a Sunday morning. This was after I had started a fresh test, clearing the package.xml and snapshot.xml from a Windows Package Server with ~1,500 packages. The Windows PS did not have so much work to do, but it was still laborious due to the PackageCodebase Cache crawl (I didn't explain this before, but suffice to say...

Ludovic Ferre | 07 Mar 2011 | 12 comments

A new week, or a brand new world for all of us using or working with Endpoint Management.

ITMS 7.1 is released on SolutionSam.

Here are the usual pl.xml data for this, oh so important, release:

  • MD5 Hash = c71a6b5af6e846ef2be3ada6ba0ddca3
  • FileSize = 36,346,208 (35MiB)
  • Modified Date = 2011-03-06 10:04

So much has changed on this release that the diff (standard, not even a unified version) is 45 MiB.

Now time to scrape the beta from my 2008 64-bit R2 server to install the real thing.

scott.hall | 18 Feb 2011 | 0 comments

What should be running on a linux server with monitor agent installed 

  • This is all determined by running 'ps -ef|grep aex|grep -v grep' from the command line
  • aex-pluginmanager.bin -D
  • aex-pluginmanager.bin -F -nm -nc
  • aex-metricprovider.bin
  • aex-logupload.bin
  • aex-appdetector.bin

Symptoms

All processes appear to be in memory and active, but no metrics are available in 'real time'

  1. Determine whether the server has policies applied to it in the Resource Manager.
    • This obviously will cause it to have no metrics to return.
  2. Check the /opt/altiris/notification/monitor/etc/Config.xml
    1. Is the Config.xml empty, meaning it only has two lines, the second one being 'config/'
      • This could be a glitch that I've seen in SP3 and SP5.
        • If it's got policies applied to it, stop the AltirisSM service, delete the Config....
Efrain@MisiCompany.com | 16 Feb 2011 | 0 comments
Altiris Asset Management Consultant
Lake Success, Long Island
6 months
 
Please send resumes to Efrain Sarmiento at efrain@misicompany.com
 

SUMMARY:
The engineer hired for this position will be responsible for implementation and support of PGP Encryption product suite, including Whole Disk Encryption, in an enterprise environment with technical knowledge of enterprise software deployment and support methodologies. This position requires an excellent knowledge of the Symantec Altiris product suite including Software Deployment, Application Metering, and Patch Management. Candidates must also posess thorough understanding of the Windows OS meta structure, including Windows Login GINA. Tasks: -Manage PGP Universal encryption infrastructure supporting Whole Disk...