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upgrade the SEPM with replication

Created: 04 Jul 2014 • Updated: 09 Jul 2014 | 4 comments
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Hi,

My SEPM is need to be upgrade. So the best practise which i follow to update?

I have read the offical release document and according to it my symantec version is too old

RU1 MP1

 12.1.1101.401

A lot of version realease after it. Can i directly upgrade with latest?

RU4 MP1a  12.1.4104.4130

Replication server is also require to upgrade or it will work the old one?

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consoleadmin's picture

Yes you can be direct upgrade the SEPM latest version from  12.1.1101.401.

SEPM 12.1 RU4 MP1a is latest one.

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4.1a is now available

Article:AL1555 | Created: 2014-04-17 | Updated: 2014-04-17 | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/AL1555

New fixes and features in Symantec Endpoint Protection and Network Access Control 12.1.4.1 and 12.1.4.1a

Article:TECH216262  |  Created: 2014-03-31  |  Updated: 2014-04-17  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216262

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You can take the backup.

You should first disable the replication from each sites before upgrade.

Replication will be work if both version are same. So you can also be upgrade the replication partner.

Update process here

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4100.4126 (RU4 MP1)

Article:TECH216176  |  Created: 2014-03-27  |  Updated: 2014-04-11  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH216176

Thanks.

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James007's picture

you need to upgrade both version

Turning off replication before upgrade

Article:HOWTO81188  | Created: 2012-10-24  | Updated: 2013-10-07  | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81188
 

Turning on replication after upgrade

Article:HOWTO81207  | Created: 2012-10-24  | Updated: 2013-10-07  | Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO81207
Sumit G's picture

I have read the offical release document and according to it my symantec version is too old

Yes, Latest is 12.1 Ru4 MP1a

A lot of version realease after it. Can i directly upgrade with latest?

Yes direct upgrade will work.

Upgrading or migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 12.1.4 (RU4)

Replication server is also require to upgrade or it will work the old one?

Replication will be work on same version. So upgrade itself.

How replication works

Article:HOWTO55328  |  Created: 2011-06-29  |  Updated: 2011-12-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO55328

https://www-secure.symantec.com/connect/articles/r...

Regards

Sumit G.

Aeschylus's picture

Hi,

Your current SEPM version supports the direct upgrade to the latest version (12.1.4 MP1a). Steps you will need to do:

1. Perform Symantec Disaster Recovery Proceedure

    - Backup SEPM database and Server Private Key

2. Disable the replication on both SEPM server (monitor if your clients are reporting on your primary SEPM) 

3. You can now directly upgrade your SEPM server on the latest version.

4. Upon successful upgrade of the primary server you also need to upgrade your second server (replication partner). This is to synchronize the SEPM version prior to the replication

5. After upgrading both SEPM servers and all your clients are reporting properly, you can now proceed on your replication.

 

Hope this summarize steps somehow helps you.

 

Best Regards,