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How many SIC (shared insight cache) server do i need to use

Created: 23 Oct 2012 | 5 comments
Rinoa21's picture

hi 

lets say i have two sites site a and site b (both have dmz and corporate) ..a total of 300 virtual clients..may i know how many shared insight cache server do i need to use?

thanks,

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

In your case, you may require not more than 1 SIC server.

The SIC server works with Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) 12.1 clients, especially in virtualized environments, to improve on-demand scan performance. SEP clients can be configured to request information on unknown files and submit information on known files to/from the SIC. The SEP client performs these lookups during all scheduled and on-demand scans. This allows the the client to substitute a small amount of network traffic for a larger amount of disk I/O by not scanning files another SEP client has already scanned and determiend to be safe.

I would suggest you to check these Articles:

Shared Insight Cache - Best Practices and Sizing guide

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH174123

About the Symantec Endpoint Protection Shared Insight Cache tool

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55311

Installation and Configuration of SEP Shared Insight Cache

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH185897

Check this article which may help to some extent

Hope that helps!!
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Mithun Sanghavi
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Ian_C.'s picture

@Mithun

Is there a sizing tool available for SIC? Is there any numbers mentioned in the documents?

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

I am afraid, we only have Shared Insight Cache - Sizing guide

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH174123

However, I would take those suggestions.

Hope that helps!!

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

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pete_4u2002's picture

Shared Insight Cache - Best Practices and Sizing guide

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH174123

best practises suggest that SIC servers should be placed within the same LAN as that of Virtual machines.