How to redirect a Unix, Linux or Mac client to a different Symantec Management Platform Server - Complete List


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Notification Server Agent for Macintosh (Altiris) Notification Server Agent for Unix/Linux (Altiris)




There are multiple methods to direct a ULM client to a different notification server. 

  1. On the old NS/SMP server, browse to the agent targeted settings screen and click on the 'Advanced' tab. Enter url of the new NS/SMP server. If the new NS/SMP server has a newer version of the agent than what is currently installed on the client, the computer resource will fall into the agent upgrade filter and upgrade automatically.
  2. Run the following command from a shell prompt on the client computer: “sudo aex-helper agent -s “Notification Servers” Server-1 <newservername>”.
  3. Manually edit the /opt/Altiris/notification/nsagent/etc/client.conf file and change the 'Server-1' value to the resolvable name of the new NS/SMP server. Then restart the agent: “sudo aex-helper agent restart”.
  4. Run the ‘aex-configure -iconfigure’ utility and specify the name of the server at the first prompt.
  5. Use the shell scripts provided in the related KB articles, below.


Note that any of the options involving client command lines can be added to a SWD task.