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Best Practice for SEPM Live Update

Created: 16 Sep 2012 • Updated: 17 Sep 2012 | 5 comments
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A quick configuration question.

We have two SEPM servers who replicate their content between one another, currently both SEPM servers download definition updates at alternative hourly intervals and replicate any updates to the partner SEPM server.

Question is should only one SEPM server be downloading the updates or is the current configuration acceptable?

We are running version 11x

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pete_4u2002's picture

its not suggested to have content and packages to be replicated. You may need to uncheck these. COnfigure both the SEPM's to download from Symantec liveupdate or the internal liveupdate.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture


I agree, I would recommend you for both the servers to download the update and not to replicate the content between sites.

If you configure sites on your network for replication from another site, the content updates that are in the database of the primary site will replicate as part of the database. In this case, you only need to configure updates on the primary site.

If you choose to use product updates as well as content updates, you should not replicate product updates between sites, because these updates can be quite large, and one exists for every language that you select.

If you decide to replicate client packages and LiveUpdate content, you may duplicate a large volume of data. Should you replicate many packages, the data may be as large as 5 GB.

Check this Image: 


Replicating client packages and LiveUpdate content

How to update virus definitions and other content with Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control


Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Associate Security Architect


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Minedu's picture

Great thanks everyone, I will do some reading but looks like things are good the way they are.

John Santana's picture

Yes that sounds great too.

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional


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