Symantec™ Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide

Article:DOC5708  |  Created: 2012-06-20  |  Updated: 2013-09-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC5708
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Symantec™ Server Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide

Contents

1. Introducing Server Management Suite
About this Guide
About Server Management Suite
Components of Server Management Suite 7.5
Where to get more information
2. Setting up Windows computers
About deployment of Windows computers
About types of boot environments in Deployment Solution
Support matrix of Deployment Solution tasks for Windows
Creating and Deploying a Windows disk image
Preparing unknown computers to boot with WinPE image
Preparing predefined computers to boot with WinPE image
Booting managed Windows computer with WinPE image
Configuring the Sysprep imaging
Preparing to capture an image
Creating a Windows image
Deploying a Windows image
Configuring the initial deployment settings
Installing Windows OS on client computers
Installing a Windows OS using Deployment Solution
Adding or importing OS files
Adding OS licenses
Erasing a Disk
Creating disk partitions
Changing system configuration of computers in Deployment Solution
3. Discovery and Inventory
Discovery methods for Windows computers
Discovering computers with domain resource discovery
Importing resources using Microsoft Active Directory Import
About Microsoft Active Directory Import
About importing resource associations
Creating and modifying resource import rules
Scheduling resource import rules
Configuring the Directory Synchronization schedule
Running resource import rules manually
About Symantec™ Inventory Solution 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology
About Symantec™ Inventory Pack for Servers powered by Altiris™ technology
Gathering inventory on Windows servers
Preparing managed computers for inventory and metering
Installing the Inventory and Application Metering plug-ins
Gathering inventory with predefined inventory policies
Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks
Scheduling custom inventory policies to run immediately once and on a recurring schedule later
How to run inventory policies and tasks on Windows computers using InvSoln.exe
Gathering inventory using stand-alone packages
Creating, editing, or cloning stand-alone inventory packages
Stand-alone inventory package options
Running stand-alone inventory packages on target Windows servers
About methods for making stand-alone inventory packages available to target Windows servers
Stand-alone inventory package command-line switches
Manually reporting standalone inventory data
Gathering software inventory
About gathering software inventory on Windows servers
Methods for gathering software inventory on Windows Servers
About targeted software inventory
Running a targeted software inventory on Windows servers
About using Inventory Solution with the Software Catalog Data Provider
How Inventory Solution works with the Software Catalog Data Provider
Gathering custom inventory
About custom inventory data classes
Creating and configuring a data class
Creating a custom inventory script task
Configuring the custom inventory sample script
Gathering agentless inventory
About gathering agentless inventory
Creating agentless inventory tasks using the wizard
Manually creating, scheduling, modifying, and stopping agentless inventory tasks
Viewing agentless inventory results
Gathering baseline inventory on Windows servers
About baseline files
Running file baseline or file compliance tasks
Running registry baseline or registry compliance tasks
4. Patch Management
Preparing your environment for Patch Management
Installing the software update plug-in
Configuring software updates download location
Running compliance and vulnerability reports
Creating and assigning custom severity levels
Configuring software updates installation settings
Configuring the system assessment scan interval
Downloading the Windows software updates catalog
Staging software bulletins
Downloading and distributing software updates
Viewing software update delivery results
5. Software Management
What you can do with Software Management Solution
Implementing Software Management Framework
Configuring the default settings for Managed Software Delivery
About advanced software deliveries
Performing an advanced software delivery
Performing a quick delivery of a single software resource
Delivering a package without defining a software resource
Delivering software packages with the same configurations as 6.x Software Delivery tasks
Introducing Windows Installer applications
Updating the source paths of Windows Installer applications
Configuring a Source Path Update policy
Repairing Windows Installer applications
Configuring a Windows Installer Repair policy
About software virtualization
Installing the Symantec Workspace Virtualization Agent
Managing virtual applications
Virtualizing software during installation
Methods for installing and managing virtual software
Installing and managing a virtual software layer with a Software Virtualization task
Installing and managing a virtual software layer with a Quick Delivery or Package Delivery task
Installing and managing a virtual software layer with a Managed Software Delivery policy
6. Virtualization of machines
About Virtual Machine Management
About server virtualization
Adding and managing vCenters or host servers
Discovering and adding a single vCenter or host
Discovering and adding multiple vCenter or hosts
About Virtual Machine Management Task Server Plug-in
Installing the Virtual Machine Management Task Server Plug-in
Gathering inventory on the host
Creating a virtual machine on a host
Deleting a virtual machine from a host
Creating a virtual disk on a host
Deleting a virtual disk from a host
Creating a virtual network on a host
Deleting a virtual network from a host
Creating a snapshot
Reverting a snapshot
Deleting a snapshot
Permissions that Virtual Machine Management requires
7. Server Health
About Monitor Solution
About Monitor Pack for Servers
About monitor server configuration
Importing monitor packs
Configuring data purging
Configuring the monitor server heartbeat settings
Downloading custom Monitor packs from the Symantec Connect Community
About Monitor Packs, policies, rules, metrics, and tasks
About agent-based versus agentless monitoring
About agentless monitoring
Preparing managed computers for agent-based monitoring
Installing Monitor Plug-in
Setting up a remote monitoring site server
Installing the Pluggable Protocols Architecture (PPA) client computer component on a site server
Removing monitor service from a site server
Adding monitor service to a site server
Configuring remote monitoring server settings
Viewing monitor site server reports
8. Event Console
About alerts
About alert management
About Event Console alert filters
9. Historical and Real-Time Monitoring
About viewing the monitor data
Viewing historical performance data
Viewing real-time performance data
Viewing the Monitor Alerts dashboard
Generate a report on Monitor Solution metrics, trends, alerts, and actions
Generating ad-hoc reports with the IT Analytics Monitor Metrics cube
10. Using Portal page
Viewing the Server Management Suite Portal page
Viewing network topology
Topology View Web part options
11. Using Server Resource Manager Home page
Accessing the Server Resource Manager Home page

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