Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.5 and CentOS 7.5 Client Early Support statement

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Article ID: 179260

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Patch Management Solution for Linux Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server) Inventory Solution for Unix/Linux Deployment Solution Monitor Solution Notification Server Agent for Unix/Linux (Altiris) Altiris Network Discovery Virtual Machine Management Software Management Solution

Issue/Introduction

 

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Symantec IT Management Suite 8.1 RU6

Initial testing performed by Symantec shows that a range of the Symantec IT Management Suite functionalities can be used to manage Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 7.5 and CentOS 7.5 client computers.

The scope of support is limited to specific components and solutions as indicated below as well as version 8.1 RU6 of the Symantec IT Management Suite. Additional limitations may apply. If so, they are listed under the Known limitations section.

Symantec will issue a Full Support statement once the full testing of the new operating systems is performed and all the known limitations are addressed.

List of supported solutions

Symantec IT Management Suite provides support for client functionality for the RHEL 7.4 and CentOS 7.5.
The Early Support functionality is limited to the following components and solutions of the Symantec IT Management Suite:
  • Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac
  • Deployment Solution
  • Inventory Solution
  • Monitor Solution
  • Network Discovery
  • Patch Management Solution
  • Software Management Solution
  • Virtual Machine Management Solution

Note:

The components and solutions that are not explicitly listed above are not supported. The usage of those might lead to undesirable outcomes.

Known limitations

The known limitations in the RHEL 7.5 and CentOS 7.5 early support are as follows

Table: Known limitations for Deployment Solution

Issue

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When you run the Scripted OS Install task for RHEL/CentOS 7.5 on client computers you must enter the licensing information manually to successfully complete it. N/A

The Deploy Image task may fail with the following error:

ABORT: 18230, BrReadCRC32Entry: Invalid Fbuff->type: 30
N/A