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Setting up Notification Server name resolution with Mac computers

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A prerequisite for installing Symantec Management Agent on Mac client computers is to set up Notification Server name resolution.

See Symantec Management Agent for Mac installation prerequisites

One way to set up name resolution is to add the Notification Server computer host name and IP address to the /etc/hosts file on the Mac 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 set up Notification Server name resolution with Mac computers

  1. As an admin user, on the Mac client computer open

    If you have opened a remote SSH session from Symantec Management Console, start this procedure with the next step.

  2. At the command line, enter sudo vi /etc/hosts .

  3. At the prompt, enter the current admin user's password.

  4. When the file contents appear, press the Down-arrow key or the lowercase j key until you reach the last line of the document.

  5. Press the lower-case letter o key to open a new line below the line that the cursor is on.

    This action opens the insert/editmode.

  6. On the new line in the insert/edit mode, enter the Notification Server computer IP address and the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) of the Symantec Management Platform server.

    If you prefer, you can enter the short name or other alias for the Symantec Management Platform server on this same line.

  7. Press Esc to exit insert/edit mode.

  8. Press the colon (:) key.

  9. At the : prompt at the bottom of the screen, enter the lowercase letters wq to write the file to disk and exit the vi editor.

  10. At the shell prompt, enter cat /etc/hosts to review the entry that you added.

    If you need information about the vi editor or how to use it, you can find many sources of good information on the Web.