What's new in Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 7.1?
Altiris® Deployment Solution™ for Dell Servers 7.1
Altiris Deployment Solution offers enhanced Dell server deployment capabilities that dramatically reduce the time and cost of deploying and managing your Dell servers. Deployment Solution uses prebuilt scripts to quickly and easily deploy Dell servers. Deployment jobs enable you to update and configure hardware and system settings (including BIOS, RAID, and DRAC configurations), deploy a Microsoft Windows or Linux operating system, install applications (databases and email servers), and more. All from a central, remote console.
This release includes the following features:
- Support for the latest version of the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK version 3.2).
- Improved performance.
- Tasks to provide access to Lifecycle Controller drivers on 11th Generation Dell Servers for use during scripted OS installations
Deployment Solution software provides the infrastructure and the core functionality that is used by Deployment Solution for Dell Servers. Before using this product, you should be familiar with the functionality and requirements of Deployment Solution.
- Deployment Solution 7.1. See the Deployment Solution release notes, article 49800. Deployment Solution 7.1 documentation is available at http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation.
Supported Dell servers
This release provides support for the servers that are included in version 3.2 of the Dell OpenManage Deployment Toolkit (DTK).
Complete installation instructions are contained in the Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 3.2 documentation, which is available at http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation.
Where to download
You can download released versions of Altiris products from http://www.altiris.com/Download.aspx.
You can download Beta versions of Altiris products from http://beta.altiris.com.
The following known issues exist in this release:
|Dynamic RAID configuration fails on SAS 6I/R controllers with 3 or more disks.||46821|
Known limitations and product dependencies
The following known limitations and product dependencies exist in this release:
|Configure firmware (System, DRAC, BMC, or BIOS) jobs return with an error, even when a configuration file that has not been altered is used with the job.||26154|
|Supported versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux on Dell servers.||26200|
|Configure RAID job fails when trying to delete a virtual disk on a system shortly after it was created.||26207|
|Configure System job (WinPE or Linux) returns error 134, "An invalid line was found in the input file."||30751|
|Creating a virtual disk with more than 12 disks fails in WinPE on some controllers.||36576|
|Error "An invalid line was found in the input file" when using a configuration file on multiple systems.||36678|
|Configuring System Firmware, then DRAC back-to-back might fail on PowerEdge M600/M605 blades.||39994|
|Unknown error while configuring DRAC on PEM905.||44155|
|Unable to retrieve drivers from Dell OpenManage 5.5 SMTD DVD.||44191|
|Manually retrieving drivers from the Dell SMTD DVD.||44246|
|Unable to use unmodified DRAC configuration file to configure Dell Poweredge Server.||46621|
|Syscfg returns error 134 "An invalid line was found in the input file."||46624|
|Syscfg returns error 20 "Invalid Destination IP address."||46618|
|Unable to PXE boot after upgrading DS for Dell.||46902|
|Operating Systems that are supported on Dell Poweredge Server.||46900|
For more information on Deployment Solution for Dell Servers, see the following resources:
|Description||Article ID or URL|
|Demo and Getting Started videos for Deployment Solution for Dell Servers 3.1 SP2.||demo videos|
|Updating the utility partition image.||36594|
|Changing the network path of the OS source files for Linux installations.||36595|
|The files that are required to be on the DS server for Linux installations.||36596|
|The differences between blades and regular servers as far as dynamic RAID configuration is concerned.||36636|
|Setting up an nfs, ftp, or http share to host Linux source files for scripted installations.||47536|