What is the Symantec System Recovery Management Solution?


What is Symantec System Recovery Management Solution?


Symantec System Recovery Management Solution is an offering from Symantec that enables centralized management of large Symantec System Recovery and Backup Exec System Recovery environments.  It replaces earlier management offerings, such as Backup Exec System Recovery Manager and Backup Exec System Recovery Solution.  It is an upgrade to Backup Exec System Recovery Management Solution.
This offering is designed to simplify the infrastructure and operational management aspects of large and complex Symantec System Recovery and Backup Exec System Recovery environments.  It is recommended for IT administrators managing 20 or more servers. Through centralization and automation of key implementation and management tasks, Symantec System Recovery Management Solution streamlines the overall experience, saving administrators of large Symantec System Recovery environments time and lowering overall cost of ownership.
Important Note: Customers managing smaller Symantec System Recovery environments with less than 20 servers should consider using the standard client console for remote administration purposes (1-to-1 management).  To manage a remote computer, select Add under the Computers menu in the Symantec System Recovery console or select an already added computer from the list in the Computers menu.
Based on the Symantec Management Platform (formerly Altiris Notification Server), Symantec System Recovery Management Solution combines the best of legacy management capabilities, includes increased scalability, and adds new functionality not previously available.  All core editions of Symantec System Recovery are supported, including Server Edition, Desktop Edition, and Small Business Server Edition, Virtual Edition, and the new Linux Edition.
As this tool was designed for large Symantec System Recovery environments, it is not recommended for small environments and may require additional hardware and more advanced systems management expertise in order to operate.
Please note the following system requirements for Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution: 

32bit: Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.0 GHz or faster

64bit: Dual Processor Dual Core with 2.53 GHz or faster


32bit: 2 GB or more

64bit: 4 GB or more

Available disk space

8GB software installation.

12GB minimum for packages.


For 32bit version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2

  • Enterprise Edition
  • Standard Edition

For 64bit, Windows 2008 R2 64bit is required.

  • Enterprise Edition
  • Standard Edition

Microsoft Internet Information Services Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1
Microsoft ASP.NET
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (8.0 in compatibility view)
Microsoft Silverlight 3.0 or later
Symantec Installation Manager 7.1
Symantec Management Platform 7.1 (7.0 for 32-bit)

Note: Installation of Symantec System Recovery 2011 Management Solution is not supported on encrypted file systems.

Note: Symantec recommends Microsoft SQL Server 2005 on a seperate server.

Internet accessHigh speed Internet access is required.
DVD ROM driveRequired for local installation.

NOTE: Internet access is required during installation.

NOTE: SSR-MS does not support installing on a domain controller.


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