Adding servers to a group

Article:HOWTO82368  |  Created: 2012-11-30  |  Updated: 2014-06-25  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO82368
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Adding servers to a group

You can add servers to the Global Group or to a user-defined server group within a Global Group. Group servers together that have a common purpose and, therefore, require the same protection. By adding a server to a group, you can apply a common set of protection settings once, rather than repeatedly to each server. In a large network with multiple servers that perform similar roles, the reduction in configuration time and maintenance costs can be considerable.

Mail Security automatically detects the Exchange servers that are within your domain. Identify servers outside of your domain and nodes in a cluster by their name or IP address.

Mail Security automatically detects the Exchange servers that are within your domain. Identify servers outside of your domain by their name or IP address.

You can install Mail Security on servers that you are adding to a server group. All servers must be running Mail Security 7.5 to be managed from the console.

Note:

Exchange 2007 Servers must be grouped with other Exchange 2007 Servers, likewise for Exchange 2010 Servers. Groups having Exchange 2007/2010 Servers and Exchange 2013 Servers are not supported.

See Installing Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

Note:

Exchange 2013 Servers must be grouped with other Exchange 2013 Servers. Groups having Exchange 2013 Servers and Exchange 2007/2010 Servers are not supported.

See Installing Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

To add servers to a group

  1. In the console on the toolbar, click Assets.

  2. In the Asset Management window, in the sidebar under Tasks, click Add server(s).

  3. In the Add Server(s) window, under Management group, do one of the following:

    To select an existing group

    Click Select group, select the existing group in which you want to add the server, and then click OK.

    To create a new group

    In the Group box, type the name of the new server group that you want to create.

  4. Under Servers to add, do one of the following:

    • In the Available servers list, select one or more servers, and then click the >> command icon.

    • In the Server name or IP box, type the server name or IP address of the server that you want to add, and then click the >> command icon.

      Use the full address and domain when Mail Security is installed on an Edge Transport server because Mail Security does not have access to Active Directory from this role.

  5. Under Server options, in the TCP port number box, type the TCP port number for the server or group of servers that you want to add.

    The default port number is 8081. The port number must be the same for all servers that you want to add. The port number and SSL setting must be identical for the console to communicate with the server.

    See Modifying the port and the communication properties of a server

  6. Check Send group settings to apply group settings to the newly added server.

    If unchecked, existing server settings are retained, and future changes that are made to the server group are applied to the server.

  7. Check Install SMSMSE to install Mail Security to the newly added server.

  8. Check Keep installation files on server(s) to maintain the installation files on the server.

  9. Click OK, and then click Close.


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