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Multiple SEPMs using same license

Created: 14 May 2013 | 3 comments

We have setup multiple SEPMs between our global and internal networks. We did it this way for many reasons, but the main one was to keep the environments separate. For example, we have one SEPM for internal users, one SEPM for hosted users in STL, one SEPM for hosted users in Europe, and another SEPM for hosted users in Virginia.

With that said, we are looking to "sync" our licenses for reporting reasons. It seems that using the same license key for each SEPM gives us the full seats back and we don't want to be in jeopardy of misusing our licenses.

Is there any way to have all the SEPMs "talk" to each other so we have an accurate seat count?

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.Brian's picture

You can set them up to replicate and while you can managed each location separately, they would still share one database.

You can call licensing support and have them split the file for you.

Here is a KBA on it

How to manage license file when there are several Symantec Endpoint Protection Managers in place?

Article:TECH164392  |  Created: 2011-07-12  |  Updated: 2012-02-09  |  Article URL

As long as the total client count doesn't exceed the license file, you can import the same file into each SEPM.

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture


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Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
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AjinBabu's picture


You can use a single license file for the multiple environment.


Let's consider as "Group" any independent SEPM or SEPM array. Here is an example:

 - Group A => SEPM1 and SEPM2 are in replication
 - Group B => SEPM3 and SEPM4 are sharing the same single database (failover/load-balancing)
 - Group C => SEPM5 is stand-alone


You need to import your license file on one SEPM for each group (for instance: SEPM1, SEPM3 and SEPM5).
You just need to ensure the number of seats in your license file cover the number of SEP clients managed by all SEPMs (SEPM1 + SEPM2 + SEPM3 + SEPM4 + SEPM5).