Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5

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Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 2.5


Course Outline

Computer Lifecycle Management and Symantec Products

  • Overview of Computer Lifecycle Management

  • Symantec Products for Managing the Computer Lifecycle

  • Exercise: Self-assessment

Ghost Solution Suite Product Overview

  • What is the Ghost Solution Suite?

  • Ghost Solution Suite Components

  • Ghost Solution Suite Topography

  • System Requirements

  • Supported File Systems

  • Ghost Solution Suite Terminology

  • Exercise: Self-assessment

Installing the Ghost Solution Suite

  • Installing Symantec Ghost

  • Installing DeployCenter

  • Creating an Image Repository

  • Hands-on Labs: Installing Symantec Ghost; modifying the Domain Controller to allow Ghost boot environments to access the network; installing Symantec DeployCenter; creating an image repository

Creating Boot Packages

  • Purpose of Boot Packages

  • Overview of Boot Packages

  • Requirements for Creating a Ghost Solution Suite Boot

  • Package

  • Differences Between the Ghost and DeployCenter

  • Boot Package Builders

  • Creating Boot Packages with the Ghost Boot Wizard

  • Creating Boot Packages with the DeployCenter Boot

  • Disk Builder

  • Hands-on Labs: Creating a Ghost WinPE Virtual Partition boot environment; creating a Ghost Linux Virtual Partition boot environment; creating a Ghost DOS Virtual Partition boot environment; creating a DeployCenter DOS Virtual Floppy Disk boot environment

Using Boot Packages

  • Methods for Using Boot Packages

  • Creating QuickBoot Executables

  • PXE Components in Ghost Solution Suite

  • Configuring the 3Com Boot Services PXE Environment

  • Configuring the DeployCenter PXE Environment

  • Hands-on Labs: Using a Ghost Linux ISO image to boot into a Linux imaging environment; using a WinPEbased Ghost One-click Virtual Partition to boot into a Windows PE imaging environment; using a Ghost DOS One-click Virtual Partition to boot into a DOS imaging environment; using a DeployCenter virtual floppy / QuickBoot executable; using PXE with Ghost; using PXE with DeployCenter

Creating and Restoring Images

  • Methods of Creating Images

  • Determining an Imaging Strategy

  • Creating an Image Using the Ghost Pre-OS GUI

  • Creating an Image Using the ImageCenter Pre-OS GUI

  • Restoring an Image Using the Ghost Pre-OS GUI

  • Restoring an Image Using the ImageCenter Pre-OS GUI

  • Hands-on Labs: Creating an image using the WinPEbased Ghost boot environment; creating an image using the DOS-based DeployCenter QuickBoot executable boot environment; restoring an image using a PXE-based Ghost boot environment; restoring an image using a PXE-based DeployCenter boot environment

Creating a Master Image File

  • Issues Involved in Deploying Images on a Network

  • How Microsoft Sysprep Resolves Image Deployment Issues

  • Using Sysprep for Windows 2000/XP

  • Using Sysprep for Windows Vista

  • Creating a Master Image of the Reference Computer

  • Hands-on Labs: Preparing to run Sysprep; optimizing the reference system; creating a WinPE-based Ghost ISO boot environment with the Deploy Anywhere driver database; using Ghost to create a master image file; using DeployCenter to create a master image file

Deploying Images

  • Benefits and Challenges of Deploying an Image to Multiple

  • Computers

  • Overview of Multicasting

  • Differences Between Ghost and DeployCenter Multicasting

  • Using GhostCasting to Deploy Images

  • Using PowerCasting to Deploy Images

  • Hands-on Labs: Using GhostCasting to deploy a master image to a client system; using PowerCasting to deploy a master image to a client system

Automating the Creation and Restoration of Images

  • Automating Symantec Ghost

  • Automating ImageCenter

  • Additional Automation Tools

  • Hands-on Labs: Automating the creation of images using Ghost; automating the restoration of images using Ghost; automating the creation of images using DeployCenter; automating the restoration of images using DeployCenter; automating the configuration of a new system; automating the creation of local backup partitions

Creating AutoInstall Packages to Automate Post- Deployment Customizations

  • How AutoInstall Works

  • Setting Up the AutoInstall Model Computer

  • Generating an AutoInstall Installation Script

  • Customizing AutoInstall Packages

  • Validating AutoInstall Packages

  • Hands-on Labs: Creating a PE Builder AutoInstall package

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