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How Licensing and updates work for SAV for Linux?

Created: 22 May 2012 | 12 comments

Hi,

As SEP does not support linux platform it bundles SAV fo linux in the same DVD. from the documentation I came to now that it is not possible to manage linux client machines from SEP server. 

I wanted to know how the licensing will work then?Do we need to install license on individual linux machines? But then in the console how will it sync to the number of licenses used?

How will the updates happen for linux machines, will they get updates from internet or is there any way to install Internal Update Server just for linux clients.

The aim is to have antivirus installed on linux machines but without exposing them to internet.

Is it possible?

 

Thanks

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pete_4u2002's picture

How will the updates happen for linux machines, will they get updates from internet or is there any way to install Internal Update Server just for linux clients.

they can get the updates from the Symantec LU or internal Liveupdate. Or you can use Intelligent LU

How would I configure Symantec Antivirus for Linux (SAVFL) to download definitions from the Distribution Center (DC) of an internal LiveUpdate Administrator (LUA) 2.x server?
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH93505

A terminal line walkthrough of applying Intelligent Updater Definitions to a SAV for Linux client.
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH123107

How to update a Linux-based computer with Intelligent Updater definitions
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH96754

you can report the linux to report to SEPM

SEP Linux reporting to SEPM
http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=DOC3474
 

 

Mahendra Patel's picture

Thanks, I will try Live Update Administrator. Waht about licensing, how does it work?

 

Thanks

John Q.'s picture

You should ensure that:

"SEP for Windows" clients + "SEP for MAC" clients + "SAV for Linux" client <= total number of SEP licenses (seats) you bought.

 

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Mahendra Patel's picture

But as the Linux clients are not managed, they will not be counted in the total number of licenses shown in the SEP console, right?

John Q.'s picture

Correct, but you need to count a license for them as well to be compliant with Symantec regarding your number of licenses/seats.

 

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pete_4u2002's picture

yes, it should not be. however there will be license that needs to be purchased for Linux OS machines as well.

Mahendra Patel's picture

And do we need to install license on linux clients like we do for unmanaged windows clients?

Mick2009's picture

Hi Mahendra,

"Thumbs up" to the advice, above.  Just a quick note: it is not necessary to manually apply .slf license files to those SAV For Linux clients.  Just install SAVFL and the SAVFL Reporter, if desired! 

Hope this helps!

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mahendra Patel's picture

One more question. Is it possible to distribute virus definition updates to linux clients from Liveupdate administrator 2.3 and does SAV for linux support following linux platforms

 

 

 

1.       Red Hat enterprise Linux 5.0 & later versions (kernel version – 5.1.19.6). 64bit
 
2.       Ubuntu 11 & 12 (kernel version – 3.0) 64bit
 
3.       Centos 5.5 (kernel version – 5.1.19.6)  64bit
Mick2009's picture

This is absolutely possible.  &: )

Configuring LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x to Download and Distribute Symantec Antivirus for Linux Contents
Article: TECH152311   |  Created: 2011-01-31   |  Updated: 2011-01-31   | 
Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH152311 
 

With thanks and best regards,

Mick

Mick2009's picture

Hi Mahendra,

Has the question been answered by the info in this thread, or are there any additional points to cover?  (It is still marked "needs solution.")

Also, followers of this thread are encouraged to check out:

SAV for Linux Scanning Best Practices: A (Somewhat) Illustrated Guide

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/sav-linux-scanning-best-practices-somewhat-illustrated-guide

With thanks and best regards,

Mick