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Advise needed for new SEP server.

Created: 03 Oct 2013 • Updated: 04 Oct 2013 | 7 comments

My company have a SEPM virtual server which running on Windows server 2008 standard. Mainly is to distribute and maintain the SEP clients (500 or more client). The current version of SEP is 12.1.671.4971. The database is located in another SQL virtual server running Windows server 2008.

Since my company just renewed the licenses and purchase extra copies of license. I would like to use a virtual Windows server 2012 64bit with 4GB RAM to implement the newer version of SEP which is 12.1.3. And the package came with Symantec Protection Center 2.1, Symantec Messaging Center Gateway, Symantec Web Gateway and Sym System Recovery. I will not migrate the old database to new server. But will distribute the newer version to all of the clients.

I am very new to all these and please advise on which to install first? Is it SPC or SEPM? Or both install into two individual virtual server? Please advise.

Thank you very much.

Dominic

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.Brian's picture

They are separate from one another. You will need to upgrade the SEPM. You can follow this HOWTO for moving to 12.1.3

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163700

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pete_4u2002's picture

you have to choose SEPM based on your requirement.

dominicsong's picture

Thank you for the fast response. Is it possible to install both SEPM and SPC in the same server?

.Brian's picture

The SPC provides a single pane of glass for your Symantec security products. It provides pre-built connectors to pull in data from various products.

The hardware requirements are fairly substantial. See here:

http://www.symantec.com/page.jsp?id=protection-center

I would suggest a dedicated box for SPC

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pete_4u2002's picture

you can, however it's better to install on different machines to avoid port conflict and the reduce the load of SEPM.

if only SEPM is to be installed , then i dont think of SPC necessary unless you have many standalone SEPM's and other Symantec products to be integrated.

SameerU's picture

Hi

You can install SEPM and SPC can be installed on same server

Regards

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

I believe you have purchased - Symantec Protection Suite Enterprise Edition for Endpoints 4.0, which includes:

 

In your case, You already have SEP 12.1.671 on Windows 2008 virtual server

and

want to use a virtual Windows server 2012 64bit with 4GB RAM to implement the newer version of SEP which is 12.1.3, correct?

I would suggest you to move the SEPM 12.1.671 to a new VM machine by working on the steps provided in the Article below:

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH171767

Once the succesful movement is done to the Latest VM machine, you may follow the Best Practices to upgrade to SEPM 12.1.3001 - 

Best practices for upgrading to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163700

Once, the Migration is done to the Latest SEPM 12.1.2, you may like to check these Best Practices - 

Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH197344

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 & Virtualization

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH194383

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1 support VMWare vShield?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH175568

Hope that helps!!

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Mithun Sanghavi
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