The management server coordinates events from Symantec Security Virtual Appliances, and provides database access to the Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced management console. The management server secures communication with other components by using SSL to encrypt the communication channel. You must log on to an administrator account to install the management server.
About installation types and settings
When installing the management server, you can install the following installation types:
Evaluation installation that runs SQL Server 2012 Express on the local system
You can install an evaluation installation of SQL Server 2012 Express. The CD installs the server and database automatically. Installing Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced on Windows.
Evaluation installation that uses existing SQL instance
You can install an evaluation installation on SQL Server. The SQL Server instance must exist and be running before you perform the installation. The SQL Server can be local or remote.
Production installation with Tomcat and database schema
You can install a production installation that installs Tomcat and creates the database schema. This option installs on SQL Server. The SQL Server instance must exist and be running before you perform the installation. The SQL Server can be local or remote.
Tomcat component only
You can install a production installation that only installs the Tomcat component, and points to a remote database. This option requires that you provide the file paths to a server.xml file and a server-cert.ssl file from an installed management server.
Before starting the management server installation, do one of the following:
Permit all programs to initiate connections on port 1433 or your site-specific SQL Server port. Several programs connect to the database during the installation process.
Disable all host-based firewalls on the management server computer and on the database server if it is on a remote computer. You can enable the firewalls after installation completes.
Management server installation settings and options
Installation prompts you to enter a series of values consisting of port numbers, user names, passwords, and so on. Each database that you can install uses different default settings and options for the management server and database. Also, some settings for evaluation installation are hard-coded, while the same settings for production are the variables that you can change. For example, the database name scspdb is hard-coded for evaluation installation, but is a variable that you can change for production database.
For more information on management server installation settings and options, refer to Symantec Data Center Security: Server Advanced Planning and Deployment Guide at http://www.symantec.com/docs/DOC7170