Symantec Server Management Suite

Product Overview

Symantec Server Management Suite 7.6 (formerly known as Altiris Server Management Suite) provides IT administrators with a comprehensive server management solution for physical and virtual servers across a broad array of platforms, including Windows, Linux, UNIX and virtual platforms. The suite provides solutions to provision, control, automate, and monitor servers from a central console. The combination of complete lifecycle functionality built on an integrated framework enables organizations to gain and maintain control of their servers, reduce service interruptions, and increase uptime.


  • Heterogeneous server lifecycle management across Windows, Linux, UNIX and virtual platforms
  • Integrated virtual machine management minimizes complexity when supporting mixed physical and virtual environments
  • Accurate discovery and inventory of hardware and software server configurations
  • Image-based and scripted provisioning capabilities reduce build times and ensure that each server configuration is reliable and consistent
  • Comprehensive software and patch management proactively manages applications and updates to minimize security risks
  • Integrated server monitoring and remediation helps resolve bottlenecks before affecting business functions


  1. Intuitive Management Interface: Server Management Suite features a new and improved management interface for computers, tasks, policies and software.
  2. Expanded OS Deployment: Server Management Suite includes additional platform support. Scripted installation support for Solaris.
  3. Integrated Virtual Machine Management: Server Management Suite provides a consistent management framework across VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V to ease these management burdens.
  4. Robust Patch Management for Today’s Threats: Server Management Suite improves overall security by providing robust patch management for multiple operating systems and 3rd party applications. Support for all operating system updates, common browsers and plug-ins, and more.
  5. Measure and Improve IT Performance: Server Management Suite contains advanced analytics and reporting that allow IT organizations to explore data and answer their own questions.
  6. More Automation, Less Headaches: Server Management Suite helps you define, design and deliver automated IT processes and workflows that drive business.


Customer Success

Australian Sports Commission
Reducing storage costs while improving data protection with Symantec solutions.

Baylor College of Medicine
Minimizing security threats and speeding up software delivery with Altiris solutions.

Decreased the number of security incidents, reallocated IT staff to other more business-critical functions, and increased the speed of server and client provisioning.

Cabela’s, Inc.
Outfitting Security and Compliance.

Comprehensive management for Windows 7 deployment.

Copenhagen City Council
Confidence across a connected Copenhagen.

DHL Hub Leipzig GmbH
Leading Express Delivery Service Provider Automates System Administration with Symantec

Helvetia Versicherungen
Fifty Servers Deployed in Record Time: How Helvetia’s Server Management Team Automates Routine Tasks

Infocrossing, Inc.
Infocrossing reduces provisioning costs by 50 percent and provisioning time by 95 percent with Altiris.

Italian National Cancer Institute
Symantec prescribes innovation and transformation at the Italian National Cancer Institute.

Jiangsu Mobile
Recovering Call Center Terminals Six Times Faster with Solutions from Symantec and BWDa

Memorial Hermann
Award-winning Memorial Hermann relies heavily on technology to drive organizational quality. Several technology solutions from Symantec play a role in the larger set of initiatives developed and managed by the Information Services Department (ISD) team.

Mercy Health Services, Inc.
Mercy Health Services is steadfastly committed to providing healthcare and related services to the people of Baltimore, and is continuously expanding operations to carry out its mission.

Metrolina Nephrology Associates
Metrolina Nephorology Associates is able to focus on delivering care to its patients with the help of a NetX Appliance Server.

mindSHIFT Technologies, Inc.
Driving the future of Managed IT services with workflow solutions from Symantec

NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.
Abe to transact volumes of information quickly and securely and spearhead thought leadership initiatives around areas such as green IT and cloud computing with the help of Symantec solutions.

Ningbo Municipal Yinzhou District No.2 Hospital
Providing high availability for critical patient data with solutions from Symantec and Ningbo Jiangbei Huali Computer Ltd.

Shanghai Pudong International Container Terminals Co., Ltd.
Maximizing uptime at the world’s busiest port with Symantec solutions.

University Health Care
Reduces Imaging Time 480 Percent with Altiris

Unum Group, Inc.
Ensuring security and compliance with Symantec’s help.


System Requirements

The Symantec Platform includes the Symantec Management Console, Database, Notification Server and Client Management Suite management components.

Management Server
  • NET Framework 4.5.1 or above
  • Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10 or 11
  • SQL Server 2008 SP2 or above, SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2012 R2
Site Server
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later, 7, 8, 8.1 x64/x86
  • Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2
  • Windows IIS
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 or above
Note: Win XP and server 2003 are no longer supported due to .net version
Workflow Server
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 or Windows Server 2012 R2
  • SQL Server 2008 SP2 or above, SQL Server 2012 or SQL Server 2014
  • Windows IIS
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5.1 or above
Windows Agent
  • Windows XP SP3 or later x64/x86
  • Windows Vista SP2 or later x64/x86
  • Windows 7 x64/x86
  • Windows 8/8.1 x64/x86
Linux Agent
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS\ES\AS 5.10 x64/x86, 6 x64/x86, 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 x64/x86, 11 x64/x86
Mac Agent
  • OS X 10.8, 10.9, 10.10


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