The SEP 15 install package is pushed to existing clients
Once the install is complete, the clients will be cloud managed
This migration path is supported for SEP 12.1.6 MP5 and later clients. SEPM policies and settings are not carried forward to the SEP 15 environment using this migration path. The upgraded clients will begin using policy settings as defined in the SEP 15 cloud portal.
SEP 14.2 RU1 or higher clients that are associated with a cloud-enrolled, on-premises SEPM can be converted to SEP 15 cloud-managed, thereby removing the need for SEP client re-deployment. This can be achieved in one of three ways:
Via a new SMC command line option for manual conversion on a single client
Via SEPM client group command
In this case, legacy clients will not be converted and the SEP admin will be notified.
Through the REST API
You can target specific groups or clients
Use of the command will shut down the SEP client services, make all configuration changes required so that client can talk direct to the Cloud (including removing SEPM management information, backing up the sylink.xml –in case this process needs to be reverted, clearing the Host Integrity policy, restarting the SEP client services and uploading command status to SEPM as confirmation of the switch).
Upon client service restart, it will be fully Cloud-managed. No system reboot, end-user interaction or proxy information is necessary to make this change.
It is possible to revert a cloud-managed client back to SEPM-managed using smc –sepmmanaged [c:\path\to\sylink.xml], whereby [c:\path\to\sylink.xml] is an optional parameter to be used in the event the client was never SEPM-managed. The process will disconnect the client from the cloud and remove credentials, stop the client services, restore sylink.xml and restart the client services. In the event the SEPM is still bridged to the Cloud, the client will go into roaming mode. The client will return to its original SEPM group, regardless of where it may have been moved while cloud-managed.
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