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How to move SEPM from one server to another with a different IP address and Host name.

Created: 25 Jan 2012 • Updated: 27 Nov 2012 | 5 comments
Pawan K Yadav's picture
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Q. Need to move SEPM from one domain/server to another with different IP and hostname:

Or How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one server to another with a different IP address and Host name:

 

Ans: We can use replication to migrate SEPM from one server to another. See bellow replication steps

1. Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on new machine.

2. In the Management Server Configuration Wizard panel, check Install an additional site.

click Next

3. In the Server Information panel, accept or change the default values for the following boxes, and then click Next
4. Installing and configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for replication

Server Name
Server Port
Server Data Folder

5. In the Site Information panel, accept or change the name in the Site Name box, and then click Next
6. In the Replication Information panel, type values in the following boxes:Replication Server Name  : (The Name or IP address of the old Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager)
Replication Server Port     : (The default is 8443)
Administrator Name          : (The Username used to log on to the old console)
Password                          : (The password used to log on to the old console.)

7. Click Next
8. In the Certificate Warning dialog box, click Yes
9. In the Database Server Choice panel, do one of the following, and then click NEXT.

Check Embedded or Microsoft SQL Server database, and complete the installation.
 

(Note: While configuring the new server we can choose any of SQL or Embedded but it’s better to use the same as previous database type)

Log in to the new SEPM and ensure that all the clients and policies are migrated successfully.

Now Log in to the old SEPM

  1. Click Policies àClick Policy Components àClick Management Server Lists
  2. Click on Add a Management Server List àGive the name in Name panel
  3. Add Priority and a new Priority would get added named as Priority2
  4. Add the New SEPM Server under Prority1 and Old SEPM Server under Prority2

Now ensure that all the clients are connecting on new SEPM server.
After the successful Migration delete the Management Server List Prority2 and uninstall the old Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM)

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(Also: Export all the client installation packages with the new settings.)

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

For SEP 11.x, check this Article:

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104389

For SEP 12.1, check this Article:

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager 12.1 from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH171767

Hope that helps!!

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

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Pawan K Yadav's picture

Hi,

In 1st link two method given, replication is f9 which I already suggested....but to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another with new IP address and hostname we cannot use Disaster Recovery method......

Disaster Recovery method  we use when our SEPM is crashed and we do not have Database backup.

Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

I would recommend you to read the Document carefully and completely.

For the Situation, where you have a MACHINE_2 having an IP address and hostname which are different from MACHINE_1

There are two solutions available, with their advantages and drawbacks:

(A) Replication: this is a faster solution to implement. However, this solution will be appropriate for situation 2 only.

(B) Disaster Recovery: this solution is longer to implement but the new SEPM will be an exact copy of the current one. This solution will be appropriate for both situation 1 and 2 (see Environment section above).

IMPORTANT NOTE: SEPM installed on MACHINE_2 must be the same version as on MACHINE_1 (same release and same language)

Again, in your case, once you have done the disaster recovery, you may need the SylinkReplacer utility as well, for getting those clients communicated with SEPM, who haven't been able to.

 

Hope that helps!!

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

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SameerU's picture

Please find the KB article which explains

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104389

 

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