Symantec Encryption Management Server VMware vMotion Support


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Encryption Management Server Gateway Email Encryption


PGP Universal Server 3.2.1 and Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.3.0 and later provide support for VMware vMotion.

Note: Symantec Corporation has rebranded the PGP product line to better reflect the Symantec identity. PGP products have been renamed and are now a part of the Symantec Encryption product family.


Symantec Encryption Management Server 3.4.0 and later is compatible with VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 and 6.0 with vMotion with the following configuration. For a list of supported VMware  platforms per release of Symantec Encryption Management Server or PGP Universal Server, see TECH149547:

  • VMware HA Configuration: Host Monitoring - Enabled; VM Monitoring - Disabled; Application Monitoring - Disabled
  • VMware DRS Configuration: Migration Automation Level - Fully automated; Power Management Automation Level - Off; Migration Threshold - Apply all recommendations.

There are no specific settings required on Symantec Encryption Management Server. For additional information on configuring VMware vSphere, see the following links:

For more information on VMware ESXi 5.5 and 6.0 documents, refer to the following link:


The vSphere Availability Guide describes solutions to provide business continuity, including how to establish VMware® High Availability (HA) and VMware Fault Tolerance.



Applies To

VMware Hypervisor ESXi

VMware VSphere 5+

VMware ESXi 5.5 or VMware ESXi 6.0

VMware ESX 3.5 and up