It’s time to Move towards Linux and Unix Clients .
With SCCM 2012 SP1 we can Support Clients With Different Operating Systems . Linux and Unix Client Machines can be Managed Using SCCM and the best part is ” IT is DAMN SIMPLE “ . To Install Client on Linux and Unix Machines , there is No Client Push Facility ( That was there for Windows Based Clients ) Available. So , it has to be done either Manually , through a Script Remotely or through SCORCH run books .
The Install Files can be download from Microsoft’s Download Library
Now , Once you have the Linux Client Downloaded , you may start to Install it . Let us in this example look at the Manual Method of Installing SCCM Client on Linux and Unix machines .
The Command is : ./install -mp <computer> -sitecode <sitecode> <property #1> <property #2> <client installation package>
Now , as Linux guys would know .Install is used for Installation . We need to mention the Management Point ( as in Mp) so that the Linux client can get in touch with the Management point . Site Code again needs to be given . Rest you may add diffrent criterions basis your requirement .
./install –mp p1.abc.com –sitecode ABC ccm-Linuxclient.tar ( In this Example , my MP is p1.abc.com , Site code is ABC )
Once you run the Above command on the Linux Machine , it will take some time and at the end of the Installation it will show you as ” INSTALLATION Completed successfully “
In the Below Figure , you will see that a Linux Client is displayed in the Console :
If you double click this Item it will show you some thing like this :
It Shows UNIX and LINUX in the Agent Edition , For Windows Based Computers it is Windows Desktop or Server Normally : See fig
It May be Noted that Client Log files for UNix and Linux clients are :
scxcm.log –> This log provides info aboutInfo about CCMEXEC.
Log file location =/var/opt/microsoft/configmgr/scxcm.log
scxcmprovider.log—> This log file provides details aboutCIM service.
Log File Location =/var/opt/microsoft/configmgr/scxcmprovider.log
Now , if you want More details on how to Install Linux and Unix Clients ( SCCM ) you may refer this Virtual lab file image which has Handy Information .