Using
Symantec Endpoint Protection
in virtual infrastructures

Configure the clients to run on virtual machines.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
provides the Shared Insight Cache and Virtual Image Exception features for virtual infrastructures, which you can enable to improve performance. You need to perform some additional installation and configuration tasks to enable these features.
Virtual infrastructure features and their use
Feature and use
Description
Use Shared Insight Cache to skip the scanning of files that are known to be clean.
Shared Insight Cache keeps track of the files that are known to be clean. Shared Insight Cache can reduce the scan load by eliminating the need to rescan those files.
You can set up the following types of Shared Insight Cache:
  • A network-based Shared Insight Cache
    Virtual clients that use any kind of virtual infrastructure can use a network-based Shared Insight Cache to reduce scan loads.
As of 14.0, a vShield-enabled Shared Insight Cache is no longer supported.
For more information, see:
Use the Virtual Image Exception tool so that clients can skip the scanning of base image files.
The Virtual Image Exception tool lets you mark base image files as safe so that scans skip those files to reduce scan loads.
The Virtual Image Exception tool runs in a virtual environment only. See:
Configure the non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures feature.
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients have a configuration setting to indicate that they are non-persistent virtual clients. You can configure a separate aging period for the offline GVMs in non-persistent virtual desktop infrastructures.
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
removes non-persistent GVM clients that have been offline longer than the specified time period. See:
The protection technologies in
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
and
Symantec Endpoint Protection
typically function the same way in virtual infrastructures as they do in physical infrastructures. You can install, configure, and use
Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
and
Symantec Endpoint Protection
clients in virtual infrastructures in the same way as in physical infrastructures.