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Deploying a Linux image

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Deployment Solution lets you deploy a standard disk image on client computers using the Deploy Image task. After you deploy a new image, all the existing data and applications of the client computer are lost and the computer is restored to the state of the image that you deploy.

Before you perform the Deploy Image task, you must know the following:

  • If the computer has the Deployment plug-in installed, the computer configuration is saved and restored after the image is applied. The computer configuration contains the computer name, network settings, and domain.

  • If the computer is a member of a domain, supply the appropriate credentials to rejoin the domain. You can create an image that retains its data and software by creating a backup image.

To create a deploy image task

  1. Launch the Symantec Management Console.

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

  3. 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.

  4. On the Create new task dialog box, under Deployment and Migration folder select the Deploy Image task.

  5. Enter the following:

    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_Linux.

    Image Name

    Enter the name of the image file to deploy.

    For Linux, only the Name and Image Name fields are necessary. All of the other fields are optional.

  6. Click the Advanced tab to set the following:


    Lets you decide the partitions on which you deploy the image. You can change the destination partition size by clicking the partition number.

    For Linux, only Data Partition deployment is supported.


    Lets you add command-line options for the imaging tool.

    For Ghost partition deployment, following command lines must not be used:

    MODE,Size,SRC and DST values should not be used for command line.

    Ensure that you do not specify the switch -SZEE and select the Resize partition option simultaneously for the deploy image task.


    Lets you configure the number of computers on which you want to multicast the image. You can override the default multicast settings that were set in Settings > Deployment > Image Multicasting . If the threshold count is 2, there must be at least two client computers and one master computer before multicasting is used in this session.

    Deployment Solution does not support Multicast and Unicast options simultaneously if you use the Ghost imaging tool.

    File Preservation

    Lets you specify the files and folders that you want to preserve when the image is restored.

    This option is not supported if the client computer is installed with Linux operating system.


    Lets you add the credentials that are required to deploy an image, which was obtained from an HTTP site.

  7. Click OK.

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    See Creating and deploying Linux disk images