Before you can use Out of Band Management Component, you must prepare the computers that you want to manage.
Table: Process for preparing target computers for management
Discover manageable computers in your environment.
Discovery helps you find the host names of the computers on which you can install the Symantec Management Agent.
For more information, see the Symantec Management Platform User Guide.
Install the Symantec Management Agent to target computers.
The Symantec Management Agent lets Notification Server get information from and interact with the client computers.
For the configuration and management of Intel AMT computers, the Symantec Management Agent is optional. However, for easier Intel AMT setup and configuration, we recommend that you install the agent.
See About managing Intel AMT computers without the Symantec Management Agent installed.
(Optional) Configure the Symantec Management Agent settings for evaluation use.
For easier configuration and evaluation of Out of Band Management Component, make the Symantec Management Agent request configuration from Notification Server more frequently.
See Configuring the Symantec Management Agent settings for evaluation use.
Discover out-of-band capable computers.
The Out of Band Discovery policy lets you find the computers that are capable of out-of-band management.
See Discovering out-of-band capable computers.
Install the Out of Band Task Plug-in.
You must install this Plug-in to the ASF and the DASH computers in your environment.
We recommend installing this Plug-in to the Intel AMT computers in your environment for easier setup and configuration.
See Installing the Out of Band Task Plug-in.
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