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Created: 16 Oct 2012 • Updated: 18 Oct 2012 | 9 comments
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HI,

We are planning to move our sepm server another server.

Kindly provide best practices.

 

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Ashish-Sharma's picture

HI,

Check this artical.

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104389

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH102333

 

Check this thread also

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/sepm-moving-one-server-another

http://www.symantec.com/connect/forums/move-symantec-endpoint-protection-manager-console-new-server

Thanks In Advance

Ashish Sharma

 

 

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Since you are running SEP 11.x, I would suggest you to check these Articles:

How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104389

Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.x: Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH102333

Also keep the SylinkReplacer Tool Handy for SEP 11.x - 

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/downloads/sylinkreplacer-tool-connecting-sep-clients-sepm

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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Chetan Savade's picture

Hi Amit,

If possible provide more info, are you moving from server 2003 to 2008? changing only IP address or hostname as well? Which version are you planning to install?

With this info we can give you one of the best possible solution.

There are two methods to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) from one machine to another:

Method 1: if the SEPM server keeps the same IP and host name, you can refer to "Best Practices for Disaster Recovery with the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager"

SEP 11.x: http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag....

SEP 12.1: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH160736

Method 2: if the new SEPM server has a different IP and host name, there are two alternatives:

1. Use replication to install a new SEPM and keep the policy the same with old SEPM. See "How to move Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager from one machine to another" 

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?page=content&id=TECH104389

Note: Replication is an option, but its better not to go for that. Because if you do replication and remove the old server that is the Primary SEPM , in future if you want to do replication you will not be able to do so.

2. Install a new SEPM, then use the Sylink file to establish communication between the new SEPM and the existing SEP client through sylink replacer tool.

Note : Sylink replacer tool is most commonly used option because it's easy to use.

Please go through following thread for more details:

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/forums/migration-clients-other-server-sepm#comment-5229601

Link for more information :

http://www.symantec.com/business/support/index?pag...

Chetan Savade
Technical Support Engineer, Endpoint Security
Enterprise Technical Support
CCNA | CCNP | MCSE | SCTS |

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amitjain621's picture

If possible provide more info, are you moving from server 2003 to 2008? changing only IP address or hostname as well? Which version are you planning to install?

We don't be change anything in sepm server.Same configuration configure antoher server.

SameerU's picture

Hi

There could be 2 possible steps to perform the migration.

1. Recommended or the best way:

Configure the second new server as a replication partner of the existing one. Then configure the “management server list to point the clients to the new server. Keep the setup for some time so that all the clients receives the policy and then delete the replication and de-commission the old server. Following this method will have no downtime and orphan clients.

Note: Following this method needs the server name to be different as well.
· Reference Documents:

URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH105928

URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104582

Note: Please follow the “Defining Management Server Lists” section. Remember you need to set up the new server as Priority 1.
2. Disaster recovery Method:

Follow the normal Disaster Recovery Method to install the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the new server. This method may lead into downtimes and orphan clients.
· Reference documents:

URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH104389

URL: http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26644

Regards

 

John Santana's picture

OK, one slightly out of the topic.

what about if the SEPM server is new build as VM and then the IP address is transferred to the new server from the old server ?

does backup and restore method works for the new server as VM ?

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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Mithun Sanghavi's picture

Hello,

Yes, Backup and Restore would work on the new SEPM on a new VM with same IP address and Host name. Just make sure you have the same version of SEPM installed as installed on the older VM.

Secondly, incase of different IP, check this Article:

How to move the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager server to a new VM or server machine with a different IP.

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH95311

Hope that helps!!

Mithun Sanghavi
Senior Consultant
MIM | MCSA | MCTS | STS | SSE | SSE+ | ITIL v3

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John Santana's picture

cool, many thanks Mithun !

Kind regards,

John Santana
IT Professional

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amitjain621's picture

Hi,

Thanks all of you i have send migration plan my boss.

In future any problem are occured i will create new thread.

Thanks a ton....