Integrating Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery and Altiris Deployment Solution
This paper targets a specific aspect of that integration; namely, the ability to leverage the strengths of Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery with Altiris Deployment Solution for Dell Servers. These two products are very complementary. Deployment Solution's strengths are centered in its ability to automate a complete server build, including the bare-metal provisioning of hardware (including BIOS, DRAC, RAID and BMC configuration), laying down an operating system, deploying popular software titles such as VMware ESX, SQL Server, Oracle, and so on. Backup Exec System Recovery offers the ability to quickly and easily take system snapshots and recover those snapshots to the same or dissimilar hardware. Combining the strengths of these products with some simple Deployment Solution jobs is the focus of this paper.