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Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 3

  • Skills Gained
  • Who Can Benefit
  • Prerequisites
  • Syllabus
Build boot packages that can be used to create and restore images, connect to a multicast server, or boot to DOS.
Manually create and restore images using the DOSbased graphical user interfaces for both Ghost and DeployCenter.
Apply best practices for creating a master image file to deploy systems across a network.
Use the multicasting technologies included in the Ghost Solution Suite to deploy images to systems across a network.
Use Ghost's command line interface and DeployCenter's scripting language to automate
image creation and restoration processes.
Use the Ghost Console to organize and manage client computers.
Capture user profile settings from a computer and restore them to the same computer or to another computer.
Use Ghost AutoInstall to capture changes made on a single Windows computer, and then use the Ghost Console to quickly deploy these changes to other
machines across a network.
Collect information from machines managed by the Ghost Console and use this information to generate software and hardware inventory reports so you can target specific machine configurations for tasks.
Use the GDisk utility included with Symantec Ghost to assist you in retiring aging systems.
Who Can Benefit
This course is for network and system administrators, IT managers, IT support personnel, and other network operations staff who are responsible for deploying new computers across their organizations, managing ongoing software and hardware configuration tasks for computers, and retiring outdated computers.
You should have working knowledge of network topology, TCP/IP networking, basic network administration; and a conceptual understanding of network design and best practices.
Overview of Endpoint Lifecycle Management

  • Introduction to Endpoint Lifecycle Management
  • Phases of Endpoint Lifecycle Management
  • ELM Business Objectives and Goals
  • ELM Solution Mapping to Business Objectives
  • Ghost Solution Suite 3.0 Product Overview
  • Implementation Assessment

ELM Requirements Gathering
  • Solution Analysis of ELM Requirements
  • Implementation Design

GSS 3.0 Technical Overview
  • Installation Options and Prerequisites
  • Defining the Solution Infrastructure
  • Defining the ELM Solution Configuration
  • Installation and Configuration of the ELM Solution

Base Software Installation
  • Navigating the Console
  • Core & Solution Configuration
  • Driver Management
  • Pre-boot Environment
  • Endpoint Identification & Gathering

IT Requirements Overview
  • Analyzing and Defining IT Requirements
  • Using ELM to Forecast IT Requirements
  • Endpoint Configuration Standards

Endpoint Standards Overview
Defining Endpoint Standards
  • Implementation of Endpoint Standards
  • Endpoint Provisioning

Endpoint Provisioning Overview
  • Standard Build and Image Methodology
  • Software Compatibility Analysis
  • Software Packaging requirements for use in the ELM Solution
  • Software Quality Assurance Methodology
  • Endpoint Deployment & Staging

Endpoint Lifecycle Automation
  • Endpoint Lifecycle Automation Scenario Exercise
  • Backup and restore
  • Automating the backup of a computer image
  • Scripted OS Installation
  • Capturing an image for deployment
  • Automating the creation of a master image
  • Automating the deployment of computer images
  • Software Distribution

Software Delivery Methods
  • Software Installation Methods
  • Understanding Software Delivery
  • Reporting and Analysis of Software Distribution Tasks
  • Image and Build Maintenance

Image maintenance overview
  • Restoring a computer image
  • Capturing the updated image
  • Updating Jobs
  • Managing Software Upgrades

Software Upgrade Process Overview
  • Distribution of Software Updates
  • Supporting the Business

Ensuring Business Continuity in an ELM System
  • Endpoint Restoration/Recovery
  • Managing Service Support Activities
  • Endpoint Monitoring & Alerting
  • Endpoint Configuration & Maintenance
  • Automating Problem Resolution
  • Application Self-Healing
  • Desired State Management
  • Hardware Refresh & Migration

Hardware Refresh & Migration Process Overview
  • Personality Capture and Restore
  • Gathering Current State Inventory for Requirements and Planning Activities
  • Performing Data capture and storage activities
  • Gathering User state or PC personality information
  • Automating the Migration Process
  • Endpoint Retirement/Disposal

Ensuring Compliant Disposal Methods and Procedures
  • End to End Endpoint Lifecycle Use Case

Endpoint Management Lifecycle Use Case for GSS
  • Course Code: GHOST-3.0
  • Duration : 4 days
  • Certified by: Symantec

The Symantec Ghost Solution Suite 3.0: Administration course is designed for the professional tasked with installing, configuring, and managing a Deployment Solution system. This four-day, instructor-led, hands-on course covers how Ghost Solution Suite 3.0 simplifies the routine tasks of setting up new computers, migrating computers to a new operating system, and moving users to new operating systems or hardware. Students also learn how to install, configure, and use Ghost Solution Suite to perform these types of tasks remotely from an easy-to-use console, saving time for employees and money for their enterprise.

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