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Best practices for upgrading to the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.x

Created: 12 Jun 2013 • Updated: 23 Jul 2014 | 10 comments

If you plan to upgrade to the latest version of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.x. The latest version is 12.1.3 ( 12.1 RU3), this link provides all of the resources for upgrading to the latest version while following the recommended best practices and being aware of any potential issues and risks.

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John Santana's picture

Thanks for sharing Swathi, I guess the inline upgrade is still preferable since it is getting stable from version 12.1 and above.

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John Santana
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Ambesh_444's picture

Thumbs up Swathi.

Thanks a lot for sharing.

 

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Ambesh

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David Atterbury's picture

Many thanks for that. Great article, however, we need to upgrade our SQL database in order to upgrade to 12.1 RU3. The documentation clearly states that Microsoft SQL Server 2012 is a supported platform for the database, does anyone know if a clustered SQL 2012 server is a supported platform? Our DBA is asking so that we can migrate the SEP db onto a new platform. many thanks.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

It would work perfectly. Only you would required SQL native client on the SEPM machine. SQL native client does the job of mediator for connectivity between SEPM and remote SQL database.

Check this Article: 

What are the requirements for installing a remote Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) database on a SQL Server clustered server.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH153497

It states:

  • The are no specific requirements for installing SEP Manager database on a remote clustered SQL server.
  • It is not supported to install the SEP Manager on a clustered server.
  • You can install the SEP client on the clustered SQL server.

Secondly, check these articles for your issue:

Migrating to Microsoft SQL 2008 from a previous version

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO17917

How to move the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager SQL database to a new SQL Server

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174821

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Check this BLOG:

Latest Symantec Endpoint Protection Released - SEP 12.1.RU4

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/blogs/latest-symantec-endpoint-protection-released-sep-121ru4

Hope that helps!!

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

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