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SEP clients on Main computer OS and VM instance

Created: 15 May 2013 • Updated: 22 May 2013 | 12 comments
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If this has already been asked and answered I couldn't find it.

My question is: What is the best practice for SEP clients when it comes to having a Desktop with a VM instance running on it? The Desktop OS has a SEP client installed. Should the VM instance also have a SEP client installed? If you install a SEP client on the VM instance. Does that count toward your licenses?

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ᗺrian's picture

You need to have a client on both and it would count as 2 licenses.

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SebastianZ's picture

What is the best practice for SEP clients when it comes to having a Desktop with a VM instance running on it?

Yes, you would require SEP on both the desktop and the VM itself. The reason is SEP is protecting only the OS it is installed on, and not the Guest VM running on that machine.

Every instace of SEP client counts toward the license count you have purchased.

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technical_specialist's picture

Yes, you need to installed the SEP on VM because it using different OS, so it require different protecton.

For 2 VM 2 Licenses will be count.

pete_4u2002's picture

each node has to be installed with SEP to protect against malware

Helpneedednow's picture

Follow up question: Can the two SEP clients have the same settings or does the VM instance client need special settings?

ᗺrian's picture

They can both have the same settings.

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SebastianZ's picture

Settings on both are not related/connected and really depending on what the VM instance is - simple workstation or maybe a server VM - have a look on some recommendations:

Best Practices for Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) on Windows Servers

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Best Practices for Symantec Endpoint Protection in Virtual Environments

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Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.2

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theexplorer's picture

Best practices for virtualization with Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1, 12.1 RU1, and 12.1 RU1 MP1

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH173650

Good Luck!

AjinBabu's picture

Hi, 

Each node needs a SEP client.

Follow the below KB for Virtualization best practices.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH173650

Regards

Ajin

Helpneedednow's picture

Thanks for all the good information. This question has been answered.

ᗺrian's picture

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi,

Under sections of the SEP 12.1 EULA 17.3 and 17.4, this construes two installations of SEP client and requires two licenses per piece of hardware configured in this manner.

Each running instance (physical and/or virtual) must be licensed.

Chetan Savade
Sr.Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
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