Alitris Deployment Solution

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I need to setup a few servers using Altiris Deployment Solution 6.5

Please give me overall concepts and some help on getting started.  The iLOs or DRACs haev ip addres only. No image on RAID Disks and I have no idea of how to start the process.

I have several packages Jobs ready to go with OS and Apps, but how to get started..MAJOR URGENT.
ActiveInfoSysAsked:
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lnkevinCommented:
Check the following web site:
http://www.altiris.com/Products/DeploymentSolution/hpthinclients.aspx
http://www.altiris.com/upload/deployment_002.pdf

First thing to do is putting your OS on the servers. Read the second link if you don't know how to install Altiris.

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ActiveInfoSysAuthor Commented:
Big Question is how to boot with AUTOMATION.  I have successfully created a Remote Boot Floppy and will be booting from the DELL Drac card...so OK..PXE not an option since VLAN separating does not allow DHCP broadcasts.

But my hang up is this:  how to assign and find the NEW COMPUTER in the Altiris Deployment Express 6.5 console?  

Bearing in mind that at the moment, there is no OS on the server. Only a DRAC card with an IP address.

So if I can boot from the DRAC and then allow the Reboot Boot Image to start.. but first Altiris needs to know about the server?
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lnkevinCommented:
Here is what you do in the console:
Enable BIS from thePXE Configuration Utility, and then Install BIS Certificates to any computer or group of computersfrom the Deployment Console

I am not sure that you read this procedure yet, but it is helpful to this this guide (starting from section3):
http://www.altiris.com/upload/deployrelnotes-6_5_001.pdf
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ActiveInfoSysAuthor Commented:
I might be missing something, but there is not OS to install BIS Certs onto yet....this is a FRESH INSTALL. boot from a DELL Drac (or HP ilO) boot image...
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ActiveInfoSysAuthor Commented:
Hi...

This morning I am trying to open the PXE Configuration Utility, but the follow error displays:
"pxeConfig - Altiris PXE Services are not installed properly"

Any ideas?
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ActiveInfoSysAuthor Commented:
My bad...PXE Manger Service was stopped, now started and I have access to all TABS?

However, not sure where to go from here.  I am seeing  Boot Menu, BIS and MAC Filtering tabs...
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lnkevinCommented:
This is the best tutorial and reference for you to practise Altiris. You need to have IT and a little programming background to deploy a slipstream image. However, for standard image, it should be very straight forward.
http://juice.altiris.com/article/714/building-a-single-image-for-dell-poweredge-servers-using-altiris-deployment-solution-2nd-edition
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