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Restrictions on DLP testing hardware and licensing?

Created: 03 Mar 2013 • Updated: 12 Mar 2013 | 5 comments
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I have started installing DLP on our production servers.  It will be a two tier deployment.

So far, it is only the database and Enforce server.  The next steps would be to choose and then import the solution pack, change to a custom certificate, install the first detection server and then deploy endpoint agents.

I also wanted to set up a test lab to experiment with detection servers.

Are there any restrictions on using the same license file again on a lab computer?  

I notice it recommends 500GB to 1TB for Oracle database end Enforce server alone. 

I wanted to see if I could play with a test server with a small hard drive since it would not have much data to manage in the lab. Are disk space system requirements enforced during install?

I was planning to do a test lab of a single box with 16GB of RAM and a 200GB disk drive and set up a single tier install with it all running on one box before I deploy the real detection servers that will be on bigger hardware.

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kishorilal1986's picture

Hi Netuser,

If u are partner of symantec then u can have NFR/evalaution software to test and research the softwares that u waned to do with some licence agreement and conditions.

If u are just user then u will not get above benefit. As u asked about using existing licence for other DLP  test environment which might be not permitable. but still u can confirm the same from ur symantec sales executive. As for DLP symantec not providing any trial softwares also refer below

pete_4u2002's picture

yes, if its test machine you can configure the table space accordingly. However in production the minimum system requirement should meet.

NetUser's picture

I just realized the computer only has 100GB, not 200GB disk space.  Should it still work?

Also, what do you mean by configure table space?  I didn't see that option when I was installing the database and Enforce server on the production hardware.

kishorilal1986's picture

Hi Netuser, 

Please also think about using the DLP licence for test environment. Please confirm with symantec sales team about this. If u r planing for preparing test environment with minimimum hardware and resources then Virtualisation is best option.

Please find the detail in below thread

DLP Solutions2's picture

Net User...

As a former Symantec Salesperson and Partner...

You can use the same DLP key for a Test environment. Though you may have an issue when using the Oracle DBT file on a smaller hard drive. The DBT template expects a specific size from the get go, and builds the DB files with a minimum amount of drive space needed. So when Oracle tries to create the DB it may error by saying you do not have enough drive space.

If that happens I have a previous post here.. where you can use the DBT file that I modified for a smaller drive.

Good luck


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