Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Early Support statement


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




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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
The Early Support functionality is limited to the following components and solutions of the IT Management Suite:
  • Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac
  • Inventory Solution
  • Software Management Solution
  • Network Discovery


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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS early support are as follows:

Table: Known limitations for Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac



The Symantec Management Agent for UNIX, Linux and Mac may stop working after inventory is gathered on a Ubuntu 18.04 LTS client computer. N/A