How to activate Encrypted Communications on several agents that are currently running as un-encrypted Veritas Configuration Manager (VCM)

Article:TECH127192  |  Created: 2009-01-24  |  Updated: 2010-01-18  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127192
Article Type
Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



How to activate Encrypted Communications on several agents that are currently running as un-encrypted Veritas Configuration Manager (VCM)

Solution



How to activate Encrypted Communications on several agents that are currently running as un-encrypted Veritas Configuration Manager (VCM)

Steps:

1) Stop agent (locally "net stop emxagent" on Windows, on Unix "<agent_home>/6.1/bin/emx_agentd.sh stop)
2) Remove agent from the UI
3) Delete the following config files from <agent_home>/6.1/config
emx.properties
emx.properties.alt
4) Start agent ("net start emxagent" on Windows, on Unix "<agent_home>/6.1/bin/emx_agentd.sh start)
5) You will see it now in the Activations page.  Click on Activate Agent with New identity, check the encrypt communication box.

To verify:
1) After agent comes up as Connected click on Communication tab and you will see:
Encrypt CommunicationsEnabled



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320234


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH127192


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