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Creating a Mac image

Client Management Suite for Mac

Deployment Solution lets you create the Mac images that you can use to deploy on client computers. You can use predefined tokens to image Mac client computers.

See About predefined tokens in Deployment Solution

Before you create a Mac image ensure to comply with the following:

  • The Mac image source computer is booted in preboot or automation environment.

  • The Mac image source client computer has its IP configured as dynamic and receives it from the DHCP server in the network.

To create a Mac image

  1. In the Symantec Management Console, select Manage > Jobs and Tasks.

  2. In the left pane, do either of the following:

    • Right-click System Jobs and Tasks folder and select New > Task.

    • Expand the System Jobs and Tasks folder and right-click Deployment and Migration folder to select New > Task.

  3. In the Create New Task dialog box, under the Deployment and Migration folder select the Create Image task.

  4. In the Create Image dialog box, specify the details for the following:

    Task name icon

    Displays the default task name as Create Image. You can edit the default task name to specify a relevant task name. For example, Create Image_Mac10.7.

    Image Name

    Enter the name of the image that you want to create.

    Description

    Enter the details of the image that you want to create.

    Imaging tool

    Select the imaging tool as symDeploMac to image the Mac computer.

  5. In the Create Image task pane, click the Advanced... button.

  6. In the Advanced dialog box, in the Command line tab, set the Source disk (-SRC).

    You must enter the details of the disk name and the partition or the volume number of the image source of the Mac client computer. The format to enter the Source disk (-SRC) is diskname:partition or volume number.

    For example 1:2, here 1 is the disk name and 2 is the partition number or volume number of the Mac client computer. To know the Mac disk name and partition details of the Mac client computer, navigate to Go > Utilities > Terminal and enter the command diskutil list.

    On executing the command, the details of the Mac client computer are displayed. For example, disk0s1, disk0s2, disk2s1 and so on. Here for disk0s1, disk0 is the disk name and 1 is the partition number or the volume number.

    In Deployment Solution, the Source disk (-SRC) field starts with 1, here 1 corresponds to the disk 0 of the Mac computer. Similarly 2 corresponds to disk 1 of the Mac computers and so on.

    Following are few examples of the disk name and partition number format that should be entered in the Source disk (-SRC) field:

    • For disk0s2 specify the value as 1:2, where 1 is the disk name and 2 is the partition number.

    • For disk1s2 specify the value as 2:2, where 1 is the disk name and 2 is the partition number.

    • For disk2s1 specify the value as 3:1, where 3 is the disk name and 1 is the partition number.

    • For disk2s2 specify the value as 3:2, where 3 is the disk name and 2 is the partition number.

See Creating and deploying Mac images

See Deploying a Mac image