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Failover load balancing&replication

Created: 08 Mar 2013 • Updated: 08 Mar 2013 | 17 comments

Dear all,

i have one sepm 11.0.6300 production server in embedded database for 1000 client,i need one more server installation at other site as a failover but when i installing second server,it ask for sql database,so i have choosen replication option but it does not connect to first server.

plz let me know how replication done in sepm with embedded database and can i use second server as a failover server when first server get down and also tell me can client machine get updated from second server in replication.

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.Brian's picture

See this:

How to add an additional site to configure replication for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) using an Embedded Database

Article:TECH104455  |  Created: 2008-01-21  |  Updated: 2008-01-29  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104455

 

You than need to configure the management server list (MSL) so they clients know which SEPM to go to. You can assign each one a priority in case the other goes down.

See these KBs:

Configuring a management server list

Article:HOWTO81154  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81154

 

Assigning a management server list to a group and location

Article:HOWTO80735  |  Created: 2012-10-24  |  Updated: 2013-01-30  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80735

 

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pete_4u2002's picture

yes you can have MSl list configured and set the prioiryt accordingly. However replication has to be successful.

tishantanu's picture

i have go through document and suggestion it is working fine.

thanks a lot to all for advise.

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Both the SEPM's version should be the same while doing replication.

How replication works

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55328

Always follow best practice: Replication and considerations

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

 

 

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Failover and load balancing installations are supported only when the original Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager uses Microsoft SQL Server. The SQL Server Native Client files also must be installed on the computer on which you install a site for failover or load balancing. http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26809

In your case, add an additional site to configure replication for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) using an Embedded Database http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104455

and then configure the MSL and set the corrrect priority.

 

Check this Screenshot - 

Check these Articles:

What is a Management Server List (MSL) in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) ?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH90839

Configuring failover and load balancing for Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO11096

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
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SameerU's picture

Hi

To have a failover server you can configure second new server as replication server.

Regards

 

tishantanu's picture

Dear all

I have tested replication with embedded database. it is working in testing, where both node in same LAN but i have to implement same with embedded database in to a WAN network where replication node2 is in another city , when i am trying to do so it is showing error "replication server is not found" at the time of installation ,i have checked event log it is showing "DCOM was unable to communicate with the computer \\node1 ip using any of the configured protocols" Event ID 10009 , i have opened port no 8443 ,8014,9090 at node2, node1 is pinging from node2 and i am able to access all file and folder of node1 from node2 i have all ready turnoff windows firewall on both node

but i have same poblem.

kindly suggest me

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Verify both FQDN and NetBios name resolve correctly, if they don't you can add them the the Windows Host file, located in %windir%\system32\drivers\etc\

Enter IP address if using hostname while initializing replication.

 

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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Ambesh_444's picture

Hi,

 

About Load Balancing and Failover Clustering in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104519

 Installing And Configuring Endpoint Protection Manager For Fail Over and Load Balancing

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH90907

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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tishantanu's picture

Dear chetan

 

I have allready make one entry in host file in both node hosts file.

but i can not able to access node1(primary) from node2 using \\hostname but i am able to access node2 from node1 using \\hostname .

Is there any port poblem that need to open .

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Not able to access Node1 so I think it's a network related issue.

8443 is used by the remote console to communicate with SEPM and the Replication Partners to replicate data.

Which Communications Ports does Symantec Endpoint Protection use?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163787

 

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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tishantanu's picture

Dear ambesh 

I am trying only replication here because i am using embedded database.

Ambesh_444's picture

Hi,

Please check with these link and let me know.

 

Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for replication

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

 

SEPM 12.1 Fresh install with Embedded database - graphical overview

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

 

SEPM Failover/Loadbalancing - Embeded Database

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/sep...

 

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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SameerU's picture

Hi Tishantanu

Can you please update on your reported issue ?

Regards

 

tishantanu's picture

Dear sameer 

When i am going to install second SEPM 11.0.6300 on site 2 as replication site showing an error that "Unable to connect server specified ". i have allredy one site as a primary (SEPM 11.0.6300) i am using embedded database here at primary site.

 

kindly let me know what port need to be open at site2 and how do i know port is open or not

tishantanu's picture

Dear Chetan

in your link> http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH163787 a number of port is there, should i open all port at site2 or some of these .i have open only three port there 8443,8014,9090

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

By default 8443 is basically used for replication.

8014 for communication & 9090 for web console.

You can test by opening all the ports used by Symnatec for testing purpose only.

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

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