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Selecting Mac computers for a Symantec Management Agent pull installation

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Before you can manually install the Symantec Management Agent from the Symantec Management Agent Install page, you need to enter or select the appropriate computers. You can select the computers that have been discovered with Network Discovery. If you prefer, you can enter the computer names manually or import the computers through Active Directory or from a CSV file.

The CSV file is a comma-separated value (comma-delimited) text file. The file includes the DNS names or the IP addresses and administrator credentials of the client computers on which you want to install Symantec Management Agent. A template for the CSV file is located in the UNIX/Linux/Mac push installation screen.

For Mac computers, each line in the CSV file represents a computer entry that is imported into the Symantec Management Agent Install page. You can also include the appropriate installation settings in the CSV file. These installation settings let you configure the communication and the authentication settings for the Symantec Management Agent for Mac.

If you have a large number of computers that require different connection and configuration settings, use a CSV file to import the computers.

See Creating a CSV file for importing Mac computers

You can select Mac computers for a manual Symantec Management Agent installation. With this type of installation, you download files and execute them on the client computer.

This task is a step in the process for installing the Symantec Management Agent for Mac.

See Installing Symantec Management Agent for Mac

To select Mac computers for a Symantec Management Agent manual installation

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, on the Settings menu, click Agents/Plug-ins > Symantec Management Agent.

  2. In the left pane, expand Settings, and then click Symantec Management Agent Install.

  3. On the Symantec Management Agent Install page, on the Install Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac tab, highlight the computers to which you want to roll out the agent, as follows:

    To manually add a computer

    In the text box, type the computer name (which must be a DNS-resolvable name) or IP address and then click Add.

    To select from the available computers

    Click Select Computers and then, in the Select Computers window, select the appropriate computers.

    To import computers from a CSV file

    1. In the toolbar, click Import computers from a selected file.

    2. In the Select file to import dialog, select the appropriate CSV file, and then click Open

    See Creating a CSV file for importing Mac computers

  4. Click Installation Settings, and specify the settings.

  5. Verify that each computer meets the Symantec Management Agent installation prerequisites.

    See Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation prerequisites