Upgrading an environment that uses multiple embedded databases and management servers

An environment that uses multiple embedded database and management servers has the following implications:
  • The management servers do not use failover or load balancing for
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    because the embedded database does not support failover or load balanced servers.
  • The management servers are
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    replication partners.
All sites have a computer on which you first installed the management server. You must upgrade this management server first, because it contains critical site information such as the encryption key or encryption password. You then upgrade the other management servers that you installed for replication.
As of 14.3 RU1, the Microsoft SQL Server Express database replaces the embedded database. SQL Server Express supports failover and load balancing.
  1. To upgrade an environment that uses multiple embedded databases and management servers
  2. Authenticate to and log on to the computer on which you installed the first
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    .
    Do not log on to
    Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
    . If you use replication, you do not need to disable it first.
    Symantec Endpoint Protection
    does not allow replication if the product versions do not match.
  3. Upgrade the management server.
  4. Upgrade all additional management servers one by one.