The examples below use Altiris Task Server to execute various command-line accessible features of Lenovo TVTs.
This section assumes that the administrator has successfully installed:
For more information about Altiris documentation, visit http://www.altiris.com/ support/ documentation.aspx); for more information about Lenovo TVT documentation, visit http://www.pc.ibm.com/ us/think/thinkvantagetech/ downloads_support.html as needed for help in completing these steps.
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 following instructions are provided to help you understand how the Lenovo tasks were created and how easy it is to modify them or add your own.
To create a task in Altiris Task Server:
For our example:
This example calls the rrcmd.exe utility provided with the Lenovo Rescue and Recovery solution. It passes commands to this utility instructing the TVT to run a simple backup and label it "bk."
Once the script task is created, you can run it by:
To execute the task immediately on the selected computers, click Run Now.
A Task Server portal is also available. This provides an aggregated view of multiple tasks, their status, etc.
In the previous example, an Altiris task was created to initiate a Rescue and Recovery backup on a remote system. After a backup is completed, an administrator can log on to the remote managed computer and open the Rescue and Recovery utility to view the local backup that was created. Note that the name of the backup is "bk"-the name that our example provided via the command line.
The previous example demonstrates step-by-step the creation of a Lenovo command-line call in Altiris Task Server step. Many other command-line calls are supported by the Rescue and Recovery utility as well as other TVTs.
Many examples have been provided and are available in the downloadable Lenovo task pack as part of this paper. The following sections explain the functionality of each of these and show the specific calls that each makes.
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