Configuring a site to download content updates
When you configure a site to download LiveUpdate content, you make the following decisions:
How often the site checks for LiveUpdate content updates.
The default schedule of having Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager run LiveUpdate every 4 hours is a best practice.
Sites download MSP files for product updates, and then create new MSI files. Sites replicate MSI files if you select to replicate product updates. The MSP files are a fraction of the size of the MSI files.
What content types to download to the site.
Make sure that the site downloads all content updates that are specified in your client LiveUpdate Content Policies.
The languages for update types to download.
The LiveUpdate server that serves the content to the site.
You can specify either an external Symantec LiveUpdate server (recommended), or an internal LiveUpdate server that has previously been installed and configured.
The number of content revisions to keep and whether to store the client packages unzipped.
You store content revisions because you might want to test the latest content before you roll it out to all your clients. You might want to keep earlier versions of the content so that you can roll back if necessary.
When you keep a large number of revisions, more disk space is required on the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Managing content for clients
To configure a site to download updates
In the console, click Admin.
Under Tasks, click Servers.
In the View pane, right-click Local Site, and then click Edit Properties.
In the Site Properties dialog box, on the LiveUpdate tab, under Download Schedule, set the scheduling options for how often the server should check for updates.
Under Content Types to Download, inspect the list of update types that are downloaded.
To add or delete an update type, click Change Selection, modify the list, and then click OK.
The list should match the list of content types that you include in the LiveUpdate Content Policy for your client computers.
Under Languages to Download, inspect the list of languages of the update types that are downloaded.
To add or delete a language, click Change Selection, modify the list, and then click OK.
Under LiveUpdate Source Servers, inspect the current LiveUpdate server that is used to update the management server. This server is Symantec LiveUpdate server by default. Then do one of the following:
To use the existing LiveUpdate Source server, click OK.
To use an internal LiveUpdate server, click Edit Source Servers.
If you selected Edit Source Servers, in the LiveUpdate Servers dialog box, click Use a specified internal LiveUpdate server, and then click Add.
In the Add LiveUpdate Server dialog box, complete the boxes with the information that identifies the LiveUpdate server, and then click OK.
For failover support, you can install, configure, and select more than one LiveUpdate server. If one server goes offline, the other server provides support.
In the LiveUpdate Servers dialog box, click OK.
Under Disk Space Management for Downloads, type the number of LiveUpdate content revisions to keep.
More disk space is required for the storage of a large number of content revisions. Client packages that are stored in expanded format also require more disk space.
Check or uncheck Store client packages unzipped to provide better network performance for upgrades.