Validating the Altiris environment

After installing the Linux Scripting Toolkit for use with Altiris Deployment Solution, you should validate that the environment is operating properly. This topic describes the process for doing so, using the sample job provided.

Before you begin

Complete the installation method appropriate for your environment, as described in Installation of the IBM ServerGuide Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition.

About this task

When the installation steps are complete:


  1. Open the Altiris Deployment Solution console.
  2. Run the job Linux Pre-Boot Test, located in the Pre-Boot OS Connectivity Test folder, in the IBM Scripting Toolkit, Linux Edition 9.6 folder. The job boots into the Linux PE x64 environment on the target server. After connectivity is established, it performs a wait task.


If the task is successful, you can then right-click on the computer icon and select Power Option > Shutdown. Execution of any subsequent job will use Wake on LAN to wake the system.