Configuring a management server list for load balancing

By default, the management servers are assigned the same priority when configured for failover and load balancing. If you want to change the default priority after installation, you can do so by using the
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
console. You can only configure load balancing when a site includes more than one management server.
Load balancing occurs between the servers that are assigned to priority 1 in a management server list. If more than one server is assigned to priority 1, the clients randomly choose one of the servers and establish communication with it. If all priority 1 servers fail, clients connect with the server assigned to priority 2.
To provide both load balancing and roaming:
  • Enable DNS and put a domain name as the only entry in a custom management server list.
  • Enable the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    location awareness feature and use a custom management server list for each location. Create at least one location for each of your sites.
  • Use a hardware device that provides failover or load balancing. Many of these devices also offer a setup for roaming.
For more information, see:
  1. To configure a management server list for load balancing
  2. In the console, click
  3. Expand
    Policy Components
    , and then click
    Management Server Lists
  4. Under
    , click
    Add a Management Server List.
  5. In the
    Management Server Lists
    dialog box, click
    Add > New Server
  6. In the
    Add Management Server
    dialog box, in the
    Server Address
    box, type the fully qualified domain name or IP address of a management server.
    If you type an IP address, be sure that it is static, and that all clients can resolve it.
  7. Click
  8. Add any additional servers.
  9. To configure load balancing with another management server, click
    Add > New Priority
  10. To change the priority of a server for load balancing, select a server, and then click
    Move Up
    Move Down
  11. Click
    You must then apply the management server list to a group. See: