SEP 11.x to SEP 12.1 Upgrade process graphical overview
Updated on 16th Nov'12
This is SEPM 11.x login screen
Stop the 11.x Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager Service before starting upgrade process.
Note: The SEP 12.1 SEPM upgrade installer requires three times the current database size (sem5.db) if upgrading from pre-12.1 SEPM with the embedded database only.
The download is a zip file and the file size is approximately 1.5 GB in size
From SEP 12.1 RU1 onwards Symantec is giving an options to download full product in two parts i.e par1 & part 2 or download individual files like SEPM setup, SEP 32 bit setup, SEP 64 bit setup, Tools as per requirement.
It gives more levarage to the Symantec customer to choose what he wants. In many cases it's seen that customer used to required only SEP setup and unnecssarily he had to download entire zip file which is around 1.5 GB in size.
Once the download finishes successfully, extract the contents of the compressed file to a location of your choice
Navigate to the extracted files, then enter the SEPM folder and double-click on setup.exe:
After Setup.exe is ran, the setup initialization process will start
Ready to Install
Click on Next,
License Agreement Page
The install procedure will prompt for a backup of the existing database so it will be available if required in the future
Click on Install to start Installation
Management Server & Console Installation Summary Page
If the following ports are already in use then other available ports will have to be selected.
Which communications ports does Symantec Endpoint Protection use?
These options are for database maintenance, new in SEP 12.1
Data Collection Page, Check mark is optional
Server Upgrade Status, Note that the database schema has changed with this version of SEPM.
Upgrade Succeeded message will come up
SEP 12.1 Login Screen - Good to go
After successful upgrade you must activate the license.
Activating your new or renewed Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 product license
Refer this article: https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...
SEP Upgrade overview :
SEPM upgrade is a two way process, performed by
- SEP 12.1 installation wizard
- Management server upgrade wizard
Each SEPM in a site must be independently upgraded
First server upgrades the database
Other server update server settings only
Replication can be restored after the upgaade
- Starting in SEP 12.1, replication performs version checking
- Eliminates cross version replication corruption
- Prevents the need to disable replication prior to upgrade
1) Upgrading and migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1
Migrations from SEPM RU7 MP1& MP2 to all current versions of SEPM 12.1 are not supported. Future releases of SEPM 12.1 will contain the migration code necessary to update the newer database schema used by RU7 MP2.
Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients can be migrated from RU7 MP2 to SEP 12.1, however, SEP 11 RU7 MP2 managers cannot manage SEP 12.1 clients.
Migration support for 11.0.7101.1056 (RU7 MP1), 11.0.7200.1147 (RU7 MP2), and 11.0.7300.1294 (RU7 MP3) to 12.1 is supported for 12.1.2015.2015 (RU2) or higher.