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Created: 28 Jan 2013 • Updated: 29 Jan 2013 | 26 comments
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How many replication server does SEP 11.0.6 support? I men say, I,ve already a replication server installed. If i want to install another replication server for same SEP server will it work? If ther are any  issues................

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pete_4u2002's picture

yes, best practices is to have 5 replication partner.
Best practice is to keep the number of replicated sites below 5, and it is strongly recommended to not go over 10 replicated sites.
check this article
http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92051

Ambesh_444's picture

Yes you cango for. Agreed with above comment

 

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Ambesh

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pete_4u2002's picture

additional information
You should keep the number of replicated sites under five
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81147

Fariduzzaman's picture

My SEPM is running on XEN 5.0 enviorenment. I want to create a replication server on ESXi 2.0 vmware ennironment. My SEP version is 11.x. also I want to migrate SEP version from 11.x to 12.x ? Hostname and IP will be different.

 

Which way I should follow:

1. At first migrating SEP version to 12.x then creating a replication server VM wareEnvironment.

or.

2. Creating a replication server on VM wareEnvironment then migratinng ? 

 

 

Ashish-Sharma's picture

Hi,

First you can replication and after you can upgrading sepm

SEPM has to be on same version for Load balance as well as replication.

Symantec does not support multi-version manager replication scenarios. Database schemas can change from version to version, and database corruption could occur if the schemas do not match. All Symantec Endpoint Protection sites that replicate should be running the same version.

From Maintenance Release 4 (11.0.4000.2295) onwards, all Symantec Endpoint Protection Managers will check database versions before setting up replication agreements with remote sites.

Reference:

Does Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager support replication between sites running different versions?

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH92235

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

SMLatCST's picture

I'd recommend upgrading first, as there have been load of fixes to replication applied since the RU6 days (plus it also means you can keep your new SEPM a little cleaner by leaving out IIS wink).

pete_4u2002's picture

you can go either way whichever is feasible.
However as a ease upgarde the existing SEPM to 12 version. Becuase if you use the replication with SEP 11 RU 6, you need to upgrade the other server to SEP 12, which would be bit time consuming. Hence upgrade to SEPM 12 and other server install SEPM 12 and add as a replication partner.

Fariduzzaman's picture

I've to know two more things:

                            1. Does SEP 11.0.6.. supports replication on different OS platform ?

                             2. Does SEP 12.x supports replication on different OS platform ?

Ashish-Sharma's picture

 

HI,

SEPM 12.1 are supported Below Platform.

Support for additional operating systems

Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) now supports the following operating systems:
■ VMware Workstation 7.0 or later
■ VMware ESXi 4.0.x
■ VMware ESX 4.0.x
■ VMware Server 2.0.1
■ Citrix Xenserver 5.1

 

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

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

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

pete_4u2002's picture

replication is only dependent on SEPM version. SEPMs running different DB and different OS is  supported.

Ambesh_444's picture

Hello,

Please let me know your problem is resolved or not.

 

Thank& Regards,

Ambesh

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Fariduzzaman's picture

So SEP 12.1.2 is not supported /or may not work properly on VMware ESXi 5.0 or VMware ESXi 5.1 ?

Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

Check SEP 12.1.2 Guide

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Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

pete_4u2002's picture

check teh VMs supported, check the implementation guide.

VMware WS 5.0 (workstation) or later
■ VMware GSX 3.2 (enterprise) or later
■ VMware ESX 2.5 (workstation) or later
■ VMware VMotion
■ Microsoft Virtual Server 2005
■ Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V
■ Windows 8 Server Hyper-V
■ Novell Xen
■ Virtual Box, supplied by Oracle

Fariduzzaman's picture

Ok I wanted to know also this two things: Say I've SEPM installed on windows server 2003 and I want to install it's replication partner on windows server 2008 or else.So the questions are:

                                              

                            1. Does SEP 11.0.6.. supports replication on different OS platform ?

                             2. Does SEP 12.x supports replication on different OS platform ?

 

pete_4u2002's picture

1.Does SEP 11.0.6.. supports replication on different OS platform ?
yes, only care is SEPM have to be on same version.

2. Does SEP 12.x supports replication on different OS platform ?
yes, only care is SEPM have to be on same version.

Fariduzzaman's picture

How to install SEP replication partner on SEP 12.x ? And some documents related to SEP 12.x replication.

pete_4u2002's picture

How to add "Replication Partners" and Schedule Replication

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

About installing and configuring Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for replication

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26797

Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for replication

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26796

Best Practice for setting replication frequency

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH91509

Best practices for replication server sizing

http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO53365

Check this video

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/videos/rep...

Check this article.

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

Fariduzzaman's picture

Thanks a lot all the guys (specially to pete). I,ve another quaries:

Level 1:

 Say I've  a SEPM (no.1 server) with a replication partner (no.2 server) running 11.x version. I migrated to new version 12.x.

Level: 2

Then I've created another replication partner(no.3 server). Now I want to remove my main SEP server(no.1 server) and use the new replicated partner(no.3) as main SEP server and as it's replicated partner I want to use no.2 server.

My questions are:

1. On level 1 if I migrate SEPM from 11.x to 12.x, will the replicated partner(no.2 server) automatically migrated to the new version or I've to also migrate that manully ?

2. On level 2 which procedure should I follow to perform ? Is there any risk of losing clients communication with SEPM(no.3 server) ?

pete_4u2002's picture

1. On level 1 if I migrate SEPM from 11.x to 12.x, will the replicated partner(no.2 server) automatically migrated to the new version or I've to also migrate that manully ?
upgrading SEPM has to be done manually

2. On level 2 which procedure should I follow to perform ? Is there any risk of losing clients communication with SEPM(no.3 server) ?
move the clients to the required server ( no2. in this case) using management server list. once all the clients are reported to the srever , you can decomission the main server i.e. SEPM 1.

Fariduzzaman's picture

Dear Pete, on level 2 I need more clear concept. It will be helpful if U can provide me some related documents to do this.

pete_4u2002's picture

you mean on configuring the management server list?

when you create it , add the priority 1 as 2nd SEPM, so that clients on 1st SEPM will report to 2nd SEPM

Configuring a management server list
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81154

Assigning a management server list to a group and location
http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO80735

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Fariduzzaman's picture

Dear Pete I am asking too many question to U. I'm appolizing for that. Which port number should I use,when I'm configuring a new management server list. 8014 as previous or 80 or else?

pete_4u2002's picture

the port on which SEPM listens, default is port 8014.

Fariduzzaman's picture

Thanks a lot.....................................Pete.

pete_4u2002's picture

hope the answers have helped for you to configure the replication and movement of clients.