This document describes how to migrate to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 Maintenance Release 4 (MR4).
Note: This document refers to an older version of Symantec Endpoint Protection. For information on migrating to the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection, see Migrating to Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 RU6.
Before you begin
This section gives the information that you need to know in order to plan for migration. This information includes supported migration paths and factors that can affect the success of the migration.
Note: This document is meant only for migrations in which a previous version of Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0 exists on the network or on individual computers. If no previous versions of Symantec Endpoint Protection products are already installed, please read the installation guide.
Things to know to ensure a successful migration
The following is a list of critical information that you need to know in order for your migration to succeed.
This section lists the platforms that are supported during migration to the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection.
Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.4000 (MR4) can migrate seamlessly over the following:
Downloading the Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0.4000 MR4 Maintenance Release
The following table gives an overview of the migration process for each component of Symantec Endpoint Protection:
|When you migrate a server, the installation automatically detects and configures it appropriately.
You do not need to uninstall management servers before you install the new version. The overinstall process saves legacy settings, and then upgrades to the latest version.
|When you migrate a client, the overinstall automatically detects the client, and migrates and installs it appropriately. You do not need to uninstall existing clients before you install the new version.|
Overview of the migration process
Migration to the current version of Symantec Endpoint Protection includes the following steps in order:
Backing up the database
Before you upgrade, you should back up the database.
If your site uses replication, you must disable replication before upgrading Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager. You must disable replication at each site that replicates.
Stopping the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager service
Before you upgrade, you must manually stop the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager service on every management server in your site. After you upgrade, the service is started automatically.
WARNING: You must stop the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager service before you perform this procedure or you will corrupt your existing installation of Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.
Upgrading the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager
You must upgrade all Symantec Endpoint Protection Managers on which you stopped the Symantec Endpoint Protection service.
Enabling replication after migration
After you migrate all servers that used replication including the servers that were configured for failover and load balancing, you need to re-enable replication. After migration, you add a replication partner to enable replication. You only need to add replication partners on the computer on which you first installed the management server. Replication partners automatically appear on the other management servers.
Upgrading the Symantec Endpoint Protection clients
The easiest way to migrate Symantec Endpoint Protection clients is by using the auto-upgrade feature. All other client software deployment methods are supported, but the auto-upgrade approach is the easiest way. The client migration installation can take up to 30 minutes. It is recommended to migrate when most users are not logged on to their computers.
Note: Test this migration approach before rolling out migration to a large number of computers. Create a new group and place a small number of client computers in that group for testing purposes.
Release notes for Symantec Client Security 3.1.x and Symantec AntiVirus 10.1.x
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