Updated on 20th Nov'12
Information is needed on the supported upgrade paths when migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP)12.1
However always refer specific version release notes and system requirements prior to an upgrade.
RU is Release Update version& MP is Maintenance Pack. The MP need to be installed to the same version of RU.
SEP 12.1 have two types:
• 12.1 Enterprise Edition (EE)
• 12.1 Small Business Edition (SBE)
Two most common migrated path (however few exceptions are there)
• SEP 11.x Enterprise Edition --> SEP 12.1 Enterprise Edition
(SEP 11.x.RU1, RU2, RU3 , RU4, RU5, RU6 --> SEP 12.1--> Supported )
( SEP 11 RU7 --> SEP 12.1 --> Not supported )
( SEP 11 RU7 --> SEP 12.1 RU1 --> Supported )
• Small Business Edition 12.0 --> Small Business Edition 12.1
All versions of Symantec Sygate Enterprise Protection up to 5.1 up to Release Update 9 Maintenance Patch 5 (MR9 MP5) can be migrated to version 12.1. Releases later than 5.1 MR9 MP5 cannot be migrated to 12.1.
This restriction does not affect client versions.
SEP EE 11.x > SEP EE 12.1 (EE upgrade)
adds and activate upgrade license
SEP SBE 12.0 > SEP SBE 12.1 (SBE Upgrade)
Keeps the same license
SEP SBE 12.x > SEP 12.1 (EE upgrade)
Remove old licenses, adds and activates upgrade license
SEP Upgrade overview
The 11.0 RU7, RU7 MP1, and RU7 MP2 SEPM contains SQL schema changes that are newer than the schema used by 12.1. For this reason, migrations from certain 11.0 RU7 to 12.1 versions are not supported, and are prevented by the installer.
Migration support for 11.0.7000.975 (RU7) to 12.1 is present in 12.1.1000.157 (RU1) or higher.
Migration support for 11.0.7101.1056 (RU7 MP1) and 11.0.7200.1147 (RU7 MP2) to 12.1 is not currently available. A future release of the 12.1 product (12.1 RU2) will contain support for additional migration scenarios.
Supported upgrade paths to Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 from Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 11.x
Supported upgrade paths for the Symantec Endpoint Protection client