Deployment Solution lets you redeploy a managed computer that is installed with the Linux operating system (OS) to a preboot environment. The managed computer redeploys to the preboot environment using the LinuxPE image that Deployment Solution supports, after you execute the Boot To deployment task.
The following process lets you reboot a Linux managed computer to the preboot environment using a configured LinuxPE image. After the computer reboots to the preboot environment, you can execute any deployent tasks on the computer.
You must perform the following steps to reboot a managed computer with a LinuxPE image:
Table: Booting a managed computer with LinuxPE image
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
You must install the Network Boot Service (NBS) on a site server and also enable the policy before you configure the client computer to boot in the preboot environment.
For the managed computer, you configure the NBS General Settings that lets you select the LinuxPE image to boot the client computer with and also configure the boot menu. Besides, you can also configure the NBS Global Setting that lets you filter computers based on MAC address to which the NBS site server must or must not respond.