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Deploying a Mac image

Deployment Solution

Deployment Solution lets you deploy Mac disk images on one or more Mac computers. The Mac disk image is hardware-dependent and cannot be deployed across different models of computers of the same make.

For Mac client computers, following settings must be done to ensure that correct inventory details are displayed on the Notification Server computer:

  • In the Symantec Management Console, go to Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > Targeted Agent Settings.

    In the left pane of the Targeted Agent Settings page, select All Linux/Mac Workstations option.

    In the All Linux/Mac Workstations page, select the UNIX/Linux/Mac tab and set the following in the Computer information:

    • Return the following information as computer name as DNS name

    • Return the following information as computer domain as DNS name.

  • In the Symantec Management Console, go to Settings > Agents/Plug-ins > Targeted Agent Settings.

    In the left pane of the Targeted Agent Settings page, select All Linux/Mac Servers option.

    In the All Linux/Mac Servers page, select the UNIX/Linux/Mac tab and set the following in the Computer information:

    • Return the following information as computer name as DNS name

    • Return the following information as computer domain as DNS name.

To deploy 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 Deploy Image task.

    In the Deploy Image task pane, specify the following details:

    Task name icon

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

    Imaging

    Select or browse the Mac image with a.mac extension that is to be deployed on the client computer.

    Deploy Image Options

    Lets you enter the details about deploying the image on the client computer.

    Click the Advanced button.

    In the Advanced dialog box, enter details for the following:

    • Partition

      In the Partition tab, select the Resize partition proportionately to resize disk partitions.

      If there is empty disk space present on the computer then it is merged with the last partition of the Mac computer.

    • Command-line

      In the Command-line tab, enter the Destination disk (-DST).

      You must enter the details of the destination of the Mac client computer where the image is to be deployed. The format to enter the destination is diskname:partition or volume number.

      To know the disk name and partition details of the Mac source 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 Destination disk (-DST) 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 Destination disk (-DST) 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.