Symantec™ Client Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide for Mac Management

Article:DOC6014  |  Created: 2012-09-18  |  Updated: 2013-11-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC6014
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Symantec™ Client Management Suite 7.5 powered by Altiris™ technology User Guide for Mac Management

Contents

1. Introducing the Mac in Altiris Client Management Suite 7.5 from Symantec
About managing Macs with CMS
Key CMS Mac capabilities and limitations compared to Windows
About supported package-delivery formats for software distribution
2. Discovering Mac computers on the network
Discovering Mac computers
Creating Network Discovery tasks using the wizard
Manually creating and modifying Network Discovery tasks
3. Installing the Symantec Management Agent and plug-ins for Mac
About installing the Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux, or Mac
About agent registration
About the Mac Terminal and Secure Shell (SSH)
Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation prerequisites
Installing Symantec Management Agent for Mac
Creating a CSV file for importing Mac computers
Selecting Mac computers for a Symantec Management Agent pull installation
Creating an agent registration policy
Allowing incoming connections through SSH
Setting up Notification Server name resolution with Mac computers
Disabling or configuring a built-in Mac OS X firewall
Specifying the Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation settings
Installing Symantec Management Agent to the Mac OS X client computer
Installing the Symantec Management Agent for Mac with a push
Installing the Symantec Management Agent for Mac with a pull
Checking the agent installation
Viewing and managing the agent registration status
About solution plug-ins for Mac
Command-line options for managing Mac client computers
Installation Settings: Connection and Authentication tab
Try connect by SSH using SSH Key authorization settings
Try connect by SSH using password authorization settings
Login and password settings
Timeout settings
Platform detection settings
Installation Settings: Agent Settings tab for Mac computers
Installation Settings: Install XML tab
4. Configuring the Symantec Management Agent for Mac
About configuring the Symantec Management Agent for Mac
Configuring the global agent settings for Mac
Configuring the targeted agent settings for Mac
Configuring maintenance window policies for managed Mac computers
5. Gathering inventory from Macs
About Inventory Solution
Gathering inventory on managed computers
Methods for gathering inventory
Installing the Inventory Plug-in
Manually installing the Inventory Plug-in on managed Mac computers
Checking the deployment of the Inventory Plug-in to the managed Mac computers
Gathering inventory with predefined policies
Creating and configuring inventory policies and tasks
Ensuring that the managed Mac computers can receive the inventory policy
Checking the inventory policies on managed Mac computers
Gathering custom inventory
Creating and customizing a data class
Creating a custom inventory script task
Configuring the custom inventory sample script for UNIX, Linux, and Mac
About software inventory using the filescan.rule file
Gathering software inventory on managed computers using the filescan.rule file
Scanning for files on managed Mac computers using a custom file scan rule
Viewing inventory data in reports
Viewing inventory data in the Resource Manager
Troubleshooting problems with Inventory Solution on managed Mac computers
Enabling devnote logging on Mac computers
Troubleshooting the connection to Task Server on managed Mac computers
6. Software Management Solution for Mac
About delivering Mac software with Software Management Solution
Components of Software Management Solution specific to Mac computers
What you can do with Software Management Solution on Mac computers
Implementing Software Management Solution on Mac computers
About Software Management Solution settings for Mac computers
Installing Mac profiles using Software Management Solution
About software policy remediation on Mac computers
About the Software Portal
Methods for delivering software to Mac computers
Advanced delivery actions that Managed Software Delivery can perform with Mac computers
Creating a Managed Software Delivery policy with the Managed Software Delivery wizard for Mac computers
About using tasks to manage Mac computers
Configuring a software delivery task for Mac computers
Creating a DMG file to deliver software to Mac OS X computers
Creating an Installer Shell script to deliver software to Mac OS X computers
Importing an installer into the Software Catalog to deliver software to Mac OS X computers
Creating a task to disable the Product Improvement pop-up
Creating a Managed Software Delivery policy to deliver software to Mac OS X computers
7. Using Patch Management Solution for Mac
About Patch Management Solution for Mac
Implementing Patch Management Solution for Mac
About how Mac patching works
About hosting an internal SUS to obtain internal software updates
About patching Mac software
Checking for available software updates
Viewing the list of available software updates
Redirecting a Mac client computer to a local SUS
About the Mac compliance Dashboard
Viewing reports
Patch management for Mac return codes
8. Imaging and Deploying Mac computers
About supporting Macintosh computers
Prerequisites for Mac computer setup
Launching Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility
About Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility
Creating and modifying NetBoot images
Creating and modifying NetInstall images
Configuring NBS for Mac computers
About NBS General Settings
Installing Network Boot Service on site server
Creating preboot configuration for Mac
Adding or importing predefined computers
Booting Mac computers with NetBoot image
Creating a Boot To task
Booting an unknown Mac computer in NetBoot environment
Booting a predefined Mac computer in NetBoot environment
Booting a managed Mac computer in NetBoot environment
Installing Mac OS using Deployment Solution
About Mac configuration file
Installing Mac OS on an unknown computer
Installing Mac OS on a predefined Mac computer
Installing Mac OS on a managed computer
Creating and deploying Mac images
Setting up automation environment on Mac computers
Creating a Mac image
Deploying a Mac image
A. Troubleshooting
About Symantec Notification Manager
Installing the Symantec Management Agent for Mac
Launching the Symantec Management Agent for Mac GUI
Using the Symantec Management Agent for Mac GUI

Attachments

CMS_MacManagement_UserGuide.pdf (1.8 MBytes)

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