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How the GUP is designed and configured ?

Created: 07 Mar 2013 • Updated: 09 Mar 2013 | 5 comments
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Hi All,

Can anyone tell me How the GUP is designed and configured ? If I am going to planning and designed GUP for any organization then what are things need to consider. If anyone list out some points then appreciated ?

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.Brian's picture

Check out this document

 

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SebastianZ's picture

12.1 RU2 introduces a new typy of GUP - Explicit Group Update Providers:

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

 

About the types of Group Update Providers
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80957

About the effects of configuring more than one type of Group Update Provider in your network
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81148

What is the processing order of an Explicit GUP list within version 12.1.2 of Symantec Endpoint Protection?
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH196741

Understanding "Explicit Group Update Providers (GUPs) for Roaming Clients" in Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1.2
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH198640

Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Q. Can anyone tell me How the GUP is designed and configured ?

--> GUP is specifically designed to provide updates to remote clients. It's designed to save bandwidth between remote sites and central location.

Clinets should not cross the WAN link to receive definitions updates/ to utilize bandwidth.

The current iteration of the GUP role can be configured to support up to 10,000 clients. Previous to SEP MR3, the GUP was only capable of supporting up to 100 clients or 1,000 clients with SEP MR4. To ensure that the GUP is capable of updating a large number of clients, you may need to configure the GUP to handle more than the default

If using SEP 12.1 & having more than 10,000 clients then will have to implement additional SEPM on that site.

Q. If I am going to planning and designed GUP for any organization then what are things need to consider.

---> You should first decide how many GUP you would required. logically each site should have 1 gup and configure failover if that GUP fails.

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

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

If using SEP 11 version then go through this article

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

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

If using SEP 12.1 then go through the following article

 SEP 12.1 RU2 And Explicit Group Update Providers

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

Helpful Articles:

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

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

Group Update Provider: Sizing and Scaling Guidelines

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

 

 

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

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