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ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

  • 1.  ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 07-13-2021 02:20 PM
    Edited by Michael Grueber 07-14-2021 08:14 AM

    The Essential Security Products group of Broadcom's Identity Management Security division is pleased to announce the general availability of Symantec IT Management Suite 8.6 RU1.  The release can be downloaded from the Broadcom Support Download Center.

    Highlights of the release include: 

    • Technical preview of Modern Device Management capabilities for MacOS devices
    • Symantec Management Agent support for
      • Windows 10 21H1
      • RedHat and CentOS 7.9 and 8.3
      • MacOS devices with Apple M1 chips
    • Symantec Management Agent UI enhancements
      • Filter capability added to Software Delivery tab
      • Ability to view Software Name, Version and Vendor from Software Delivery tab
      • NBS tab displays status of Net Boot Service (NBS) services and images
      • Ability to hide information regarding specified policies
    • Option to display all Symantec Management Agent notifications in Windows Action Center
    • Apple notarization of Symantec Management Agent installation package
    • Symantec Management Platform console enhancements
      • Option to clone a job without cloning the items included in the job
      • Ability to define default value for Package Server assignment
      • Full OS version and build number displayed in Resource Manager (can also be added to custom reports)
      • Manage Publications page retains filter and sort settings from previous session
      • Software Compliance Detailed Summary report shows devices on which Managed Software Delivery policy did not install software due to pending reboot
      • New privilege to define whether users can use Filter Builder
    • Deployment Solution enhancements
      • Option to create or recreate PXE images on individual Net Boot Services (NBS) servers
      • Ability to run jobs and tasks in WinPE environments using Cloud Enabled Management connection
    • ASDK: New CreateFolder2 method that can be used to specify the folder type when creating a folder.


    The technical preview of the MDM capabilities for MacOS devices is fully functional, but is disabled by default.  Customers using ITMS to manage MacOS devices are highly encouraged to try the functionality. For more information on enabling these capabilities, please contact me.

    Release Notes

    NOTE: To view the most recent version of your product documentation, ensure that you log in to the Broadcom Tech Docs portal using your Broadcom account.

  • 2.  RE: ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

    Posted 07-22-2021 11:15 AM
    "Option to clone a job without cloning the items included in the job".

    This is AWESOME!  having used old deployment solution and SCCM this one was a pain to deal with.

  • 3.  RE: ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

    Posted 07-24-2021 09:10 PM
    yeah but does it address the multitude of issues that 8.5 and 8.6 created?

    loss of ability for NS to verify licensing, resulting in having to "repair" the installation,  I've had this issue a dozen times and it seems the only fix is to remove the licensing, run a repair, then reinstall the licensing.   otherwise all the clients lose connection to the NS because they can't verify the licensing.   ongoing issue since the beginning of 8.5.

    If it was one system it might be the system, but I manage several ITMS deployments for several companies and all have the same issue.

    or how about the inability to run a repair after being forced to update SIM?  if you don't update SIM when it presents the update you cannot run a repair, if you do update SIM the repair fails with error 1603.   again same issue on multiple systems.

    Or how about the continued issue with 8.5 and 8.6 dropping the Persistent connection to both the NS and Task server for no reason, or the 403 errors after deploying an image, require the complete removal of the client and reinstallation of the client?

    Enhancements are great, but why doesn't your development team fix these ongoing issues that have been a plague for over 2 years.   Basically since Broadcom took over and screwed ITMS up.

    I have a client running 8.1 since 2017, they refuse to upgrade,  because it is solid and it works,  it doesn't break every time Broadcom decided to roll out an update.

  • 4.  RE: ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 07-26-2021 07:58 PM
    Marc, is it possible to get some agent side logs from a machine that experience persistent connection drops? Preferably with DEBUG level enabled?


  • 5.  RE: ITMS 8.6 RU1 Released

    Broadcom Employee
    Posted 07-26-2021 08:40 PM

    Please contact me offline to provide more information regarding these issues so that they can be investigated further.