Updating an installation package for offline installation
ITMS Installation and Upgrade
An installation package lets you install the IT Management Suite solutions on the computers that do not have Internet connectivity.
On the servers that are connected to the Internet, the Symantec Installation Manager automatically identifies product updates. This functionality is not available if the computer is not connected to the Internet, and therefore the product listing file does not get updated. On the computers that do not have Internet connection, the product listing file and the installation package must be updated manually. The latest versions of the IT Management Suite or Symantec Management Platform are available through the product listing file. This product listing file and other installation files must be updated by updating the installation package. The count starts after the last time you downloaded the product listing file and used that file to create the installation package.
The procedure for updating the installation package involves the following steps:
Exporting the product history of a computer that does not have Internet access.
On the computer that has no Internet access, the Symantec Installation Manager lets you export your product history as an .xml file.
Importing the product history on a computer that has Internet access and then updating the installation package.
You must then import the .xml file to a computer that has IT Management Suite solutions previously installed on it and which has Internet access. This import lets you create an installation package with only those products that need to get updated.