The Symantec Management Platform is a group of foundation services that are leveraged by IT-related solutions. Solutions plug into the platform and take advantage of the shared services, such as security, reporting, communications, package deployment, the Configuration Management Database (CMDB), and more.
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You use Symantec Installation Manager to install Symantec Management Platform and all of the products that run on the platform. You also use Symantec Installation Manager to install updates, apply licenses, and repair installations.
When you upgrade from Notification Server 6.x to Symantec Management Platform 7.0, you can migrate most of the Notification Server 6.x data. Symantec Installation Manager manages the installation and uses the Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard to manage the data migration.
You can perform an upgrade on the same computer where Notification Server 6.x is installed or on a different computer. If you perform the upgrade on the Notification Server 6.x computer, Symantec Installation Manager runs the Altiris Notification Server Migration Wizard to migrate the 6.x data. Near the beginning of the upgrade process, it runs the wizard to export the 6.x data. Near the end of the upgrade process, it runs the wizard to import the 6.x data.
If you perform the upgrade on a different computer, you first install the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 products on that computer. You then install and run the migration wizard on the 6.x computer to export the data. After you copy the data to the 7.0 computer, you run the migration wizard on the 7.0 computer to import the data.
When migrating from Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP2 to Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP3, all endpoint clients will be automatically upgraded to the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP3 Altiris Agent. There is an agent upgrade policy which takes care of this upgrade and is turned on by default. The Altiris Agent upgrade does not include upgrading solution agents.
After the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP3 Altiris Agent is upgraded, the solution agents, or plug-ins, that were installed and working with the Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP2 Altiris Agent may no longer be active and, if not, must also be upgraded via the included upgrade policies in order to work again with Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP3 Altiris Agent.
If you uninstall Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP2 before installing Symantec Management Platform 7.0 SP3, you need to reinstall the Altiris Agent and all solution agents.
Information about capacity recommendations, design models, scenarios, test results, and optimization best practices to consider when planning or customizing an Altiris 7 Infrastructure for your organization.
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