Manage Linux/Unix with SCCM 2012

In a previous post about SCCM 2012 Beta 1 and the fact that it can manage Linux/Unix systems:

Since then, I’ve received many questions about it, specifically – which systems can be managed and what type of management can be done.

I haven’t testing it myself, yet, but here’s a list of all the supported systems and the management features:

Supported systems:

  • AIX Version 7.1 (Power)
  • AIX Version 6.1 (Power)
  • AIX Version 5.3 (Power)
  • HP-UX Version 11iv3 (IA64 & PA-RISC)
  • HP-UX Version 11iv2 (IA64 & PA-RISC)
  • RHEL Version 6 (x86 & x64)
  • RHEL Version 5 (x86 & x64)
  • RHEL Version 4 (x86 & x64)
  • Solaris Version 10 (x86 & SPARC)
  • Solaris Version 9 (SPARC)
  • SLES Version 11 (x86 & x64)
  • SLES Version 10 SP1 (x86 & x64)
  • SLES Version 9 (x86)


Management capabilities:

  • Hardware Inventory – Hardware inventory can be viewed through Resource Explorer and can be used to create collections of UNIX and Linux computers.
  • Software Inventory – Through hardware inventory the list of natively installed software can be gathered from the UNIX and Linux computers – similar to add/remove programs for Windows systems.
  • Software Distribution – Deploy new software, update existing software and apply OS patches to collections of UNIX/Linux computers (using a package and program). Run arbitrary maintenance scripts on a collection of UNIX/Linux servers.
  • Secure and Authenticated Communications
  • Consolidated Reports


  1. Hello All,

    Am looking for the documents/process to install application or packages on linux/unix hosts. Kindly share if anything available.


    • Hi,
      Unfortunately I have no experience with this so far but I’m looking forward to do it in the next couple of weeks (depends on a client of mine).
      Until then I hope that someone else here on blog will share with us his knowledge.

  2. hi ….i have problem deploying the software or pacakages to linux through the we have to change import any key for the client authentication with the sccm and transport to linux client for root privileges t install the application in the command line in the sccm.the thing is,the packet get pushed but not installing

    any tips or help..will do a lot to me..thanx in advance

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