Note: VMware Tools must be installed and configured in the Symantec Encryption Management Server operating system.
Disk space requirements for a stable operation:
Small/medium environment - This includes environments that manage a small number of Drive Encryption clients or a Keyserver only: 50 GB minimum allocated to the VMware instance; 4 GB RAM dedicated to the VMware instance.
Medium/large environment - This includes other environments that actively encrypt mails and/or host Web services: 100 GB minimum allocated to the VMware instance; 8 GB RAM dedicated to the VMware instance.
Symantec Encryption Management Server - Considerations:
In order to use all available functionality, consider the following environmental requirements for Symantec Encryption Management Server.
Installation - The software can only work on a dedicated machine (physical hardware or virtual machine).
Daily backups - Can be stored locally or uploaded to a remote FTP or SSH server.
SNMP - You can download MIB files from the server to monitor its health.
Communication - The server is reachable via a web browser administrator interface using port 9000 and client communication uses port 443. A trusted certificate may be used to secure connections between the server and it may be also necessary to adjust firewall settings to allow for server communication traffic.
Directory Synchronization - Depending on your configuration you may want to add an LDAP-Server to lookup whenever a new internal user is created. You may have to configure your firewall for to use port 389 or 636.
Daily Status Emails - You can configure daily status emails for the server. So the Symantec Encryption Management Server must be able to send out those emails via a specified mail route.
After the setup is complete, your server will be in Learn Mode. This is a training mode which the server does not encrypt mail messages, but allows you to see how mail traffic would be affected by the mail policies you configure. When you are done with configuring the server, you can disable the Learn Mode with the yellow button in the upper right corner of the administrative interface.
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