Altiris Deployment Solution from Symantec helps reduce the cost of deploying and managing servers, desktops, and notebooks from a centralized location in your environment. The solution offers OS deployment, configuration, PC "personality" migration, and software deployment across hardware platforms and OS types. Deployment Solution helps reduce end-user downtime by automating the deployment process and increases IT efficiency through automated, repeatable deployment processes.
Deployment Solution makes it easy to deploy your desktops and servers. For example, you can build a reference system using Symantec Ghost imaging technology. Once your reference system has been built with your standard OS and applications, you can mass-deploy a hardware-independent image of the reference system to your new and existing systems. Because every system is unique, you can assign security IDs (SIDs) and configure user names, IP addresses, and other network settings. In addition to supporting a wide variety of hardware types, Deployment Solution also supports multiple operating systems, including many versions of Windows and Linux. Deploying servers, desktops, and notebooks has never been easier.
Easy-to-use management console
Deployment Solution's centralized Web console has everything you need to create jobs and tasks that enable you to deploy and migrate all the laptops, desktops, and servers in your organization. The console includes support for adding, modifying, and deleting computers, jobs, and tasks; and support for managing virtual computers and images. Once the tasks have been created, a simple drag operation gets the deployment processes started. Powerful reporting features give users views of overall and current job status. Access can be restricted to the console functions and managed systems with built-in role-and-scope-based security, enabling only authorized staff can access and manage appropriate systems.
Migrate data and settings
Migrating data and settings from an old computer or operating system to a new one has always been a frustrating and time consuming task. Deployment Solution simplifies the migration process by offering industryleading migration technology that guides you as you capture desktop, network, and application settings, along with user data. The solution then packages the data in a self-extracting file for easy redeployment on a new computer or operating system. It also gives you the option, using Symantec Ghost in-place file preservation technology, to image around the resultant package or any other files that you would like to leave on the new system. Using this feature helps avoid copying large amounts of data to and from the network since the data never has to leave the target system.
Powerful task management
Deployment Solution has a powerful task and automation engine that makes it easy to create even the most complex deployment and migration tasks. With smarter jobs and better branch logic, Deployment Solutions offers flexible tasks and jobs that are reusable across your entire organization. Whether it is support for server-side scripting or conditional error handling, Deployment Solution provides unparalleled job and task management.
Simplified software management
OS deployment is only part of the battle. Once a computer or server is provisioned, you also need to deploy applications as part of your build process. Deployment Solution allows you to add software deployment tasks directly into any deployment job. In addition, these can be created using conditional tasks to add ultimate flexibility when deploying systems. The solution makes it faster and easier than ever to deploy, configure, and upgrade software on managed devices.