As described previously, the examples below use Altiris Task Server to deliver software packages of Lenovo TVTs.
This section assumes that the administrator has successfully:
Consult Altiris documentation (http://www.altiris.com/ support/ documentation.aspx) and/or Lenovo TVT documentation (http://www.pc.ibm.com/ us/ think/ thinkvantagetech/ downloads_support.html) as needed for help in completing these steps.
For this example we've extracted the files to c:\TVTPackages.
Altiris use packages and programs to delivery and install software. A package is simply the directory that includes the TVT module that will be delivered to the target system. A program is the action or installation command that will be used with the package. The program usually involves executing EXE, BAT, or other command-line options. The program also defines when and how these will run. The following steps and accompanying graphics were shown earlier in the Create Task section.
Before we can create a Deliver Software task, we need to define Software Delivery Packages in Altiris for the Lenovo TVT modules.
You will need to create packages for each ThinkVantage Technology that will be distributed and installed remotely.
Also enter names in the Description, Publisher, Language, and Version fields.
This section overviews how to create your own custom tasks in the Altiris Task Server. The Lenovo specific tasks explained throughout this white paper are already provided for you in the download link identified earlier in this document.
The instructions below are provided simply so you will understand how the Lenovo tasks were created and how easy it is to modify them or add your own.
Collections are used in Altiris to group systems. Collections can be manually defined by what is referred to as a "static" collection. Or they can be automatic or dynamic in nature by establishing criteria that machines will automatically become part of the collection or be excluded from the collection.
The following steps are meant to give you an understanding of how to create collections for Lenovo systems to better target groups of systems that either meet or don't meet a specified criteria. Be aware that the following steps provide simple filtering. You can also use SQL statements for more advanced collections. For information about Altiris Notification Server documentation and creating collections, visit http://www.altiris.com/support/documentation.aspx.