LiveUpdate Administrator 2.x - Improved Update Management
In the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager, it is easy to tell at a glance what version of definitions the server has downloaded and is making available to clients. See the article "LiveUpdate and content troubleshooting for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager" (http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/ent-security....) for an illustration.
The LUA 2.x server, which is dedicated to downloading and distributing content, has no such easy way to view what revision of material is currently the latest. It would be an excellent enhancement if such a feature was built in to a future LUA revision. It would be great if this was laid out as a table or a chart, which products and components (listed in rows) and which version is available at all of the LUA server's Distribution Centers (going across). That way it could be determined if a distribution to a particular DC had failed.
Ideally, this functionality would also make it possible to see what "Defs Version" corresponds to the LUA's updates. These defs version codes are what appear in the SEP or SAV logs: "New virus definition file loaded. Version: 120829d." (See http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/definitions/multipledaily/ for a history of certified daily definitions that have been made available for SEP.) This information would make it easier to compare what has been downloaded by the LUA 2.x server and what has made its way to particular clients, during troubleshooting.