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SEP 12.1 RU2 Vitual Images

Created: 19 Dec 2012 | 4 comments


In SEP 12.1 RU2 version there is a new tab named as Virtual Images.

Please explain about Virtual Images, how it is used, what are the functions of those virtual images? 

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pete_4u2002's picture

Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following virtualization improvements:

  • A VMware vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache. Delivered in a Security Virtual Appliance, you can deploy the vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache into a VMware infrastructure on each host. The vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache makes file scanning more efficient. You can monitor the Security Virtual Appliance and client status in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    See What do I need to do to use a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache?.

  • For managing Guest Virtual Machines (GVMs) in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures:

    • Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager includes a new option to configure the aging period for offline non-persistent GVMs. Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager removes the non-persistent GVM clients that have been offline longer than the specified time period.

    • Symantec Endpoint Protection clients now have a configuration setting to indicate that they are non-persistent GVMs. You can filter out the offline non-persistent GVMs in the Clients tab view in Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

    See Using Symantec Endpoint Protection in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures

Ashish-Sharma's picture
Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, 12.1 RU1, and 12.1 RU1 MP1
Article:TECH173650  |  Created: 2011-11-04  |  Updated: 2012-10-25  |  Article URL
Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2
Article:TECH197344  |  Created: 2012-09-26  |  Updated: 2012-11-30  |  Article URL

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

SMLatCST's picture

Focussing upon the "Virtual Images" tab in the Micellaneous section of the AV policy you mentioned in your OP, this has been present since 12.1 was released, and is not specific to 12.1RU2.

This tab manages the use of Virtual Image Exception, and how it applies to virtual endpoints that have had the vietoll run against them (or those spawned from an image that has had the vietool run against it).

I'd recommend reading up on the below articles on VIE:

ᗺrian's picture

Check the admin guide starting on Chapter 30

Please click the "Mark as solution" link at bottom left on the post that best answers your question. This will benefit admins looking for a solution to the same problem.