Setting up sites and replication

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Setting up sites and replication

A site consists of one database, one or more management servers, and clients. By default, you deploy Symantec Endpoint Protection with a single site. Organizations with more than one datacenter or physical location generally use multiple sites.

Table: Process for setting up sites displays the steps to follow to set up additional sites and replication.

Table: Process for setting up sites




Step 1

Determine whether you need to add another site.

Before you set up multiple sites and replication, make sure that it is necessary. Symantec recommends that you set up replication only in specific circumstances. If you do add an additional site, decide which site design works for your organization.

For more information on whether or not to set up replication, see the following knowledge base article: When to use replication with Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager

See Deciding whether or not to set up multiple sites and replication.

See About determining how many sites you need.

See How replication works.

Step 2

Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the first site.

When you install Symantec Endpoint Protection for the first time, by default you have installed the first site, or the local site.

See Installing Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

Step 3

Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager on the second site.

You install the management server for the second site by using the Management Server Configuration wizard. In the wizard, click the Install an additional site option and following the instructions in the wizard.

The second management server is classified as a remote site and called a replication partner.

When you add the second site as a replication partner, you perform the following tasks:

Symantec recommends that you add a maximum of five sites in the site farm.

For information on how to set up replication, see the following video: Replication Concepts and Configuration

Step 4

Replicate the data between the two sites.

The first time that the databases between the two sites replicate, let the replication finish completely. The replication may take a long time because the entire database gets replicated.

You may want to replicate the data immediately, rather than waiting until the database are scheduled to replicate. You can also change the replication schedule to occur earlier or later.

See Replicating data on demand.

See Changing the automatic replication schedule.

After you configure the Symantec Endpoint Protection, you should back up the database, which contains all your configuration changes.

If you delete a replication partner to migrate or upgrade to the latest version of the management server, you must re-add the replication partner.

See Backing up the database and logs.

See Deleting replication partners.

See Re-adding a replication partner that you previously deleted.

See Connecting to a directory server on a replicated site.

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