Deployment Solution lets you install Mac operating system on an unknown Mac computer. An unknown computer is not managed by the Symantec Management Platform (SMP). For Mac computers, you must first boot the computer in preboot environment and then install the Mac operating system.
Following process elaborates the steps that are involved in installing Mac operating system on an unknown Mac computer:
Table: Process for installing Mac operating system on unknown Mac client
Launch the Console
Launch the Symantec
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 (NBS) on a site server before you perform any other configurations.
Create a preboot environment with the NetBoot image. The preboot environment ensures that the NetBoot image is uploaded on the Notification Server from where it is distributed to all the NBS in the network.
Enable the NBS service to support Boot Service Discovery Protocol and configure response for unknown computer in NBS
Enable Enable the NBS service and Enable Mac NetBoot (BSDP) support in
Network Boot Service Configuration from the NBS General Settings dialog box
In the NBS General Settings page, configure NBS to respond to unknown Mac computers and set the default image.
Ensure that the NetBoot image is modified using the Symantec's Mac pre-OS Creation Utility to make it suitable for Deployment Solution.
Turn on your Mac client and hold the N key. The client computer searches for the NBS by broadcasting BSDP requests.
NBS receives and processes this BSDP request and the client receives and boots the default NetBoot image as set in the NBS
in step 5.
Create an Install Mac OS task and schedule it for the client computer
Create an Install Mac OS task to install the Mac operating system. Specify the details of the target volume in the configuration file on which you want to install the operating system.
If you want to clean the disk and partition it, do it before running the task. You must manually erase and partition the disk for Mac computers.
To run the task immediately, use the Quick Run option. You can also schedule the task for the client computer.