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Installing the Symantec Management Agent for Mac with a pull

Client Management Suite for Mac

You can pull the Symantec Management Agent to each computer if necessary. To pull the agent you must have a direct connection between Notification Server and the Mac client computer.

You might need to pull the agent in the following situations:

  • SSH is not available.

  • The target computers are behind a firewall.

The bootstrap program always downloads from Notification Server. This installation includes the download of the agent and its components and occurs from Notification Server. The agent directory contains the agent components such as task handlers. The agent installation directory contains the bootstrap binary (executable) file.

The URL of the Download Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac page is shown on the Symantec Management Agent Install page, on the Install Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac tab, under Download Page URL for UNIX, Linux and Mac users. You can view the page, but you cannot change this setting.

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

See Installing Symantec Management Agent for Mac

To install the Symantec Management Agent for Mac with a pull

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

  2. On the Symantec Management Agent Install page, on the Install Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac tab, under Download Page URL for UNIX, Linux and Mac users, in the Select platform drop-down list, click the appropriate platform, and then copy the URL.

  3. Log on to the remote computer as an administrator.

  4. Ensure that the remote computer meets the Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation prerequisites.

    See Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation prerequisites

  5. On the remote computer, open a Web browser, and then paste the URL:

    http://SMPName/Altiris/UnixAgent/AltirisUnixAgentDownload.aspx?Id=Platform

    SMPName is the name of your Notification Server computer and Platform is Mac.

  6. Follow the instructions that are displayed on the Download Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac page for downloading and running the install bootstrap program on the remote computer.