When you register a Symantec ESM agent with a manager you establish a secured communication between the agent and manager. You can register up to 4000 agents to one ESM manager during or after the ESM agent installation. You can register one agent to as many managers as you want.
Do not use more than one agent name to register a Symantec ESM agent to a manager. Symantec ESM reports an error when you try to run policies on the agent. You can register an ESM agent to multiple ESM managers during or after the installation. However, for the registration to succeed, each ESM manager must be in the connected state.
You should not register an ESM 11.0 agent to an ESM manager with an earlier version. If you have an earlier version of ESM manager, Symantec recommends that you upgrade the manager to 11.0 before you register an ESM 11.0 agent.
The manager must be running to register the agent. If the manager is not running, you restart the manager and use the Register agent option in the Symantec ESM installer to register the agent.
Symantec ESM agents can only register with the managers that use the same communication protocol.
Symantec ESM agents that register before a manager upgrade continue to function with the manager after the upgrade. However, you must upgrade these agents to use the new functions and features.
You can also register the ESM agents on UNIX by using the register binary. You can retrieve the version of the register binary by using the following command:
To register a Symantec ESM UNIX agent
Use su or log in to root on the agent computer.
Type ./esmsetup to run the Symantec ESM installer from the product disc.
You can also run the Symantec ESM installer from the /tmp directory if you use gzip to extract the file from the product disc.
Type 4 to select the post-installation configuration options.
Type 4 to register the Symantec ESM agent with a manager. If you do not want to register the ESM agent with a manager, press Enter.
Type the name of the manager computer where you want to register the agent.
Type the manager port number. The default port number is 5600.
Type the name of an account on the Symantec ESM manager with rights to register agents.
Type the password of the manager account.
Type the name of the Symantec ESM agent computer that you want to register with the manager. The Symantec ESM manager uses the name to look up the IP address of the agent computer.
Type Y to verify Manager to Agent communication.
A message appears that asks you if you want to register the agent to one more manager. Type y if you want to register the agent to one more manager.
Repeat step 5 to 9 to register the agent to multiple managers.
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