Deployment Solution lets you boot different types of Mac computers such as unknown or bare metal computers, predefined computers, or managed computers in the preboot environment or the automation environment using a NetBoot image. A NetBoot image is created using the Apple's System Image Utility and must be modified before you use it in Deployment Solution. You can create and modify a NetBoot image using the Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility.
The NBS settings let you configure the default response setting for unknown, predefined, and managed Mac computers. The default response of the Mac client computer is set based on the NetBoot image that you configure for the type of client computer. The client computer then boots in the preboot environment using the NetBoot image. You must hold the N key of the keyboard while booting the Mac computer that is added into the network to receive the default NetBoot image.
The basic steps that you must execute to prepare the environment for booting Mac computers with NetBoot images are as follows:
Table: Booting Mac clients in preboot environment
Launch the console
Launch the Symantec Management Console.
You can launch the console either from the Start menu of the Notification Server computer or from any computer of the network. To access the console from a different computer, you must type the following:
http://<IP address of NS>/altiris/console
Install the Network Boot Service on a site server
Install the Network Boot Service on the site server.