Symantec Encryption Management Server VMware vMotion Support

Article:TECH186064  |  Created: 2012-04-09  |  Updated: 2013-10-31  |  Article URL
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PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 and Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.0 and above provide support for VMware vMotion.

Note:Symantec Corporation has rebranded the PGP product line to better reflect the Symantec identity. PGP products have been renamed and are now a part of the Symantec Encryption product family.


VMware Hypervisor ESXi

VMware Vsphere 5+

Vmware ESX 3.5 and up


Starting with PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 or Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.0 and newer is compatible with VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 4.1 Update 1 with vMotion with the following configuration:

  • VMware HA Configuration: Host Monitoring - Enabled; VM Monitoring - Disabled; Application Monitoring - Disabled
  • VMware DRS Configuration: Migration Automation Level - Fully automated; Power Management Automation Level - Off; Migration Threshold - Apply all recommendations.

There are no specific settings required on Symantec Encryption Management Server. For additional information on configuring VMware vSphere, see the following links:

The vSphere Availability Guide describes solutions to provide business continuity, including how to establish VMware® High Availability (HA) and VMware Fault Tolerance.

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