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SEPM ip and host name change

Created: 12 Nov 2009 • Updated: 22 May 2010 | 6 comments
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We are going to to connect to other network.
For that IP and host name change is required.
Pls suggest me the procedure to do this.I don't want to install clients again.


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AravindKM's picture

How do I move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from
one server to another with a different IP address and host name?


Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

AravindKM's picture

IP Change on SEPM 

Please don't forget to mark your thread solved with whatever answer helped you : ) Thanks & Regards Aravind

hemant2180's picture

I want to change ip address and hostname of endpoint server. I don't want to move it on different server.

Vikram Kumar-SAV to SEP's picture

Add new Management Server List both both the IPs and Both the Names

Apply this policy to all your groups.
Once this information is updated to the Clients then you can change the name and IP without any any problem.

Check the Above link for reference
If you need more details do let me know.

Vikram Kumar

Symantec Consultant

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sandeep_sali's picture

First things First. Take a proper backup of your database. If we understand you correctly you want to change the ip address and the host name of the machine on which the SEPM is currently installed. Once you have the database backup in place things would be easy. To achieve this do the following :-

1.  Create a custom Management Server List, containing both the old and the new host name and IP address, and assign it to all client groups.
2.  Make all clients check in and update their Management Server Lists.
3.  Re-name the host in the Properties of My Computer; also make sure to make any needed changes in your DNS.
4.  After re-starting the host to apply the name change, run the Server Configuration wizard.  It should default to offering the new host name for the server name; make sure this change is selected and otherwise complete the wizard with the values that it had before you set out to make the change.  Especially, use the same database password as for your old installation.


Thanks & Regards

Sandeep C Sali

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Title: 'Moving clients from site to site without manually replacing the Sylink.xml'
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