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What is Gup and configuring a new Gup?
Which Port is use for Gup Communication?

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zafar1907's picture

HI,

GUP is used to conserve the bandwidth.
Port required is 2967.
some link are given below to configure GUP

Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

How to: Setup a Group Update Provider (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

Tips For Installing SEP In A Low Bandwidth Environment

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/t...

Article
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/c...

Thread
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/gro...

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Mohammad zafar

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

What is Gup and configuring a new Gup?

Group Update Provider Overview
The Group Update Provider was a feature request to support designating a particular client to serve as a computer that will get content updates and publish them. This is designed to provide functionality vaguely similar to configuring a legacy Symantec AntiVirus client as a secondary server.
The computer that is downloading and publishing the content is referred to as the “Group Update Provider.” The computers in the client group will use the designated “Group Update Provider” as a local proxy for content updates.

How to: Setup a Group Update Provider (GUP)

Article:TECH105005

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Created: 2008-01-27

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Updated: 2011-02-16

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Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105005

Guide to create the GUP for remote location

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/create-gup-symantec-can-help-conserve-bandwidth-clients-remote-location

 

Best Practices with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Group Update Providers (GUP)

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH93813

Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH96419&locale=en_US

Group Update Provider: Sizing and Scaling Guidelines

 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH95353

Video’s

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/group-update-providers-part-1

 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/group-update-providers-part-2

 

Which Port is use for Gup Communication?

Port 2967 for communication

Check this thread

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/group-update-provider-configuration

 

 

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

Sumit G's picture

GUP is a distribution point which can help to reduce the bandwidth utilization while forwarding the defintion to Remote site.

 

Port 2967 is required to open for the GUP.

 

 

1) New features and functionality in Symantec Endpoint Protection Release Update 5 (SEP RU 5) Group Update Provider (GUP)
 
 
2) Best Practices with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Group Update Providers (GUP)
 
 
3) Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5
 
 
4) How To Optimize Endpoint Protection for Branch Offices using GUPs, Load Balancing, and Location Awareness
 
 
5) How to locate the Group Update Provider (GUP) list in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5
 
 
6) How to search for the clients that act as Group Update Providers ?
 
7)  Create the GUP in the Symantec that can help to conserve bandwidth to clients in a remote location
 
https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/create-gup-symantec-can-help-conserve-bandwidth-clients-remote-location
 

Regards

Sumit G.

Rafeeq's picture

GUP is a group update provider, its same like all other clients, except it will get a sharedfolder where it can store updates and clients can get updates from this GUP. this will help to reduce your bandwith so that all the clients need not have to come for SEPM for updates.

2967 should be open to get updates however this is configurable from SEPM

 

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Group Update Provider

Use the Group Update Provider

Specifies one or more computers to act as a LiveUpdate server for the group. For example, you might want to create a Group Update Provider to conserve bandwidth to clients in a remote location over a slow link. In this scenario, the Group Update Provider downloads the latest updates from the server. The Group Update Provider then updates the clients in the group. If the Group Update Provider is offline, the clients contact the server for the updates.

The Group Update Provider can reside in any group.

Note:  The Group Update Provider is available only for Windows clients.

Link for port information: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH163787

The Group Update Provider (GUP) proxy functionality of SEP client listens on the TCP Port 2967.

Please go through the Knowledgebase Articles & Training Program on GUP provided which would explain you GUP Architecture.

TRAINING:

Amazing Video’s created on Group Update Provider on the Symantec Connect website.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/group-update-providers-part-1

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/group-update-providers-part-2

Here is the Information on "Group Update Provider in RU5 / MR5" ===================================================

1) New features and functionality in Symantec Endpoint Protection Release Update 5 (SEP RU 5) Group Update Provider (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96417

2) Best Practices with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Group Update Providers (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH93813

3) Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96419

4) How To Optimize Endpoint Protection for Branch Offices using GUPs, Load Balancing, and Location Awareness

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH94122

5) How to locate the Group Update Provider (GUP) list in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96277

6) How to search for the clients that act as Group Update Providers ?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96094

Hope that helps!!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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.Brian's picture

A GUP provides content updates only to clients and communicates on port 2967.

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

The GUP role can be assigned to any SEP client. When assigned the GUP role, a SEP client will act as a caching HTTP proxy - storing both delta and full revisions of SEP content. Other SEP clients can be configured to utilize the GUP for definition and content updates via LiveUpdate policy from the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM).

There are several considerations that need to be made before utilizing GUPs are part of the overall content updating scheme in an environment:

  1. SEPM/SEP version considerations
  2. Network considerations
  3. The total number of clients
  4. The total physical hard disk space available on the GUP
  5. Other hardware limitations of the GUP
  6. Determining Worst Case Scenarios for bandwidth and storage usage

Best Practices with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) Group Update Providers (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

New features and functionality in Symantec Endpoint Protection Release Update 5 (SEP RU 5) Group Update Provider (GUP)

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

Video’s created on Group Update Provider on the Symantec Connect website.

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/gro...

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/gro...

Explicit group update provider introduced in SEP 12.1

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/s...

Chetan Savade
Sr Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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rs_cert's picture

Configuring the Group Update Provider (GUP) in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU5 and laterArticle:TECH96419 | Created: 2009-01-28 | Updated: 2012-04-23 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96419

Port - 2967

Sumit G's picture

Hi,

All of the above links are really helpful and answer of your query, if any more help is require from our side then please confirm.

Regards

Sumit G.