Migrating SEP 11 (On OLD Hardware) to SEP 12 (On New Server, Hyper-V VM)
I am in the process of migrating an OLD Symantec Endpoint system for one of my clients to a Hyper-V VM on a new system. Some background info...
- OLD Server -> Running Windows Server 2003 R2, SEPM 11.0.6, Embedded Database
- New Server -> Host is Windows 2008 R2 running Hyper-V/VM is Windows 2008 SP2 x64, SQL 2008 R2 Standard SP1, Want to Migrate to latest enterprise version (12.1.1 MP1 it looks like)
*Roughly 75-100 SEP clients in this enviroment
From what I can tell I have two options...
- Install same version on the new system, configure replication and wait for sync/set new system as higher priority, when I'm happy it's healthy and so forth upgrade manager and clients to latest version. Per http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104389
- Install Latest SEP version on new server, find a way to export all policies and things from old system and import on new system, migrate clients to new system with sylinkreplacer, upgrade client software.
So far I'm finding option 2 more appealing but I'm open to suggestions. I mainly have a couple of questions...
Best way to go about exporting all policies and settings from the old system and importing them in v12?
Any drawbacks going either route?
Anyone gone through something similar in the recent past and mind sharing their experiences? Thanks