Configuring failover and load balancing for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

Article:HOWTO11096  |  Created: 2008-01-24  |  Updated: 2009-01-27  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11096
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Configuring failover and load balancing for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
By default, the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager servers are assigned the same priority when configured for failover and load balancing. If you want to change the default priority after installation, you can do so using the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console. Failover and load balancing can be configured only when a site includes more than one management server.
To configure failover and load balancing
1. In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Console, click Policies.
2. In the View Policies pane, to the right of Policy Components, click the up arrow so that it becomes a down arrow, and then click Management Server Lists.
3. In the Tasks pane, click Add a Management Server List.
4. In the Management Server Lists dialog box, under Management Servers, click Add > New Priority once per priority you want to add.
5. Under Management Servers, click Priority 1.
6. Click Add > New Server.
7. In the Add Management Server dialog box, in the Server Address box, type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
If you type an IP address, be sure that it is static, and that all clients can resolve the IP address.
8. Click OK.
9. Do one of the following:
- To configure load balancing with the other server, click Priority 1.
- To configure failover with the other server, click Priority 2.
10. Click Add > New Server.
11. In the Add Management Server dialog box, in the Server Address box, type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of a Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
If you type an IP address, be sure that it is static, and that all clients can resolve it.
12. Click OK.
13. (Optional) To change the priority of a server, which changes the load balancing or failover configuration, click a server, and then do one of the following:
- Click Move up.
- Click Move Down.
14. In the Management Server Lists dialog box, click OK.
To apply the Management Server List
1. In the right pane, under Management Server Lists, under Name, click on and highlight the Management Server List that you created.
2. In the lower-left Tasks pane, click Assign the list.
3. In the Apply Management Server List dialog box, check the groups to which to apply the list.
4. Click Assign.
5. In the Assign Management Server List dialog box, click Yes.


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