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
as a single site. Organizations with more than one data center or physical location generally use multiple sites.
Replication configurations are used for redundancy. Data from one database is duplicated, or replicated, on another database. If one database fails, you can still manage and control all clients because the other database contains the client information.
Process for setting up sites and replication
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 multiple sites only in specific circumstances and that you add a maximum of five sites in each site farm. If you do add an additional site, decide which site design works for your organization.
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.
Step 3: Install
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
on the second site
You create a second site by installing a second management server. The second site is classified as a remote site and the management server is called a replication partner. Replication occurs according to the default schedule that when you added the second site during the initial installation. After you have added a replication partner, you can change the replication schedule and what data is replicated.
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.
If you upgrade the management server on one site, you must upgrade the management server version on all sites.
Step 4: Check the history for replication events (optional)
If you need to check that the replication occurred or to troubleshoot the replication events, look at the System log.
In the second management server, view the System log. Filter for the
Replication events
event type.
You can also reconfigure a management server to replicate the data with a currently existing site in your network. Or, if you have two non-replicating sites, you can convert one of the sites into a site that replicates with the second site.