Importing client-server communication settings into the Linux client

(For 14.3 MP1 and earlier)
After you install an unmanaged
Symantec Endpoint Protection
for Linux client, you can convert it to a managed client to centrally manage the client's policies and status with
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
. A managed client communicates with and reports its status and other information to
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
.
You can also use this procedure to reconnect a previously orphaned client with
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
.
You must have superuser privileges to perform this procedure. The procedure uses
sudo
to demonstrate this elevation of privilege as required.
The text
path-to-sav
represents the path to the sav command. The default path is /opt/Symantec/symantec_antivirus/.
To import the client-server communication settings file into the Linux client:
  1. You or the
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    administrator must first export the communication settings file from
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    and copy it to the Linux computer. Ensure that the file name is
    sylink.xml
    .
  2. On the Linux computer, open a terminal window and enter the following command:
    sudo
    path-to-sav
    /sav manage -i
    path-to-sylink
    /sylink.xml
    Where
    path-to-sylink
    represents the path to which you copied
    sylink.xml
    .
    For example, if you copied it to your user profile's desktop, enter:
    sudo
    path-to-sav
    /sav manage -i ~/Desktop/sylink.xml
  3. A successful import returns OK. To further verify the managed status, enter the following command, which displays the policy serial number for a successful import:
    path-to-sav
    /sav manage -p
As of Linux client 14.3 RU2, you can use the
sav
command to import the
sylink.xml
file.