You can accomplish this installation manually. Configuration Manager does not support the use of client push installation for Linux servers.
The following scenarios are supported by the Linux clients:
- Hardware Inventory – Hardware inventory can be viewed through Resource Explorer and can be used to create collections of Linux computers.
- Software Inventory – Through hardware inventory the list of natively installed software can be gathered from 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 Linux computers (using a package and program). Run arbitrary maintenance scripts on a collection of Linux servers.
- Secure and Authenticated Communications.
- Consolidated Reports.
The Microsoft System Center 2012 Service Pack 1 Configuration Manager – Clients for Linux
- Download the appropriate file for the operating system you wish to manage to a Windows computer.
- The downloaded file is a self-extracting exe and will extract tar files for the different versions of your operating system.
- Copy the install script and the .tar file for your computer’s operating system version to a folder on your Linux computer.
- Install the client using these steps:
- use root credentials to run the following command to enable the script to run as a program: chmod +x insta
- run the following command to install the Configuration Manager client: ./install –mp <hostname FQDN> -sitecode <code> ccmRHEL5x86.tar