Planning for Symantec Management Platform 7.0 maintenance activities

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Management Platform (Formerly known as Notification Server)

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Planning for Symantec Management Platform 7.0 maintenance activities.

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General

Document any changes you make, such as editing or creating new policies, tasks, reports, etc. For example, you could take screenshots of your changes, write your changes in a notebook, or export the changed or newly created items as an XML file and store them in another location.

Ensure that you have a database and SMP server backup before making significant changes to the environment, such as:

  • Installing Service Packs or Hotfixes
  • Repairing an installed component
  • Reconfiguring the database for a component or product

Symantec Installation Manager

Upon launch, Symantec Installation Manager checks for critical updates. If a critical update is found, no other activity will be allowed until that update is installed. Before launching SIM for a planned maintenance activity on your Symantec Management Platform server, such as adding licenses or installing and repairing solutions, first launch in your pre-production environment to check for any critical updates.

If a critical update is found that you are not prepared to install, due to change control, consider the following workaround for the production system undergoing maintenance:

Temporarily prevent SIM from checking for updates during the maintenance window:

  • Block access from the SMP server to the http://www.solutionsam.com/ URL
  • Perform your maintenance activities
  • Restore access to http://www.solutionsam.com/ from the SMP server