Use the Symantec Encryption Management Server Setup Assistant

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The Setup Assistant appears the first time you access the Symantec Encryption Management Server. You are prompted for information about your network and how you want your Symantec Encryption Management Server to work. The Setup Assistant performs most of the configuration for your Symantec Encryption Management Server.

Initial configuration using the Setup Assistant:

Standard Configuration

  1. In a Web browser, connect to the Symantec Encryption Management Server by typing https://:9000 using the hostname or https://192.168.1.100:9000 using IP address you assigned to the server during installation.
  2. Read the text and click Forward.
  3. Read the License Agreement and click I Agree.
  4. Select an installation option:

    • New Installation if this is a new Symantec Encryption Management Server installation and this server is the only Symantec Encryption Management Server in your network, or it is the first server in a cluster.
    • Cluster Member if this Symantec Encryption Management Server will join an existing Symantec Encryption Management Server cluster. Because the first Symantec Encryption Management Server acts as the sponsor for the second Symantec Encryption Management Server, you must have one Symantec Encryption Management Server already installed and configured before you can install a second Symantec Encryption Management Server as a cluster member. For more information, see Clustering your Symantec Encryption Management Servers.
    • Restore if you want to restore the data from a server backup. You need your Organization Key and access to the backup file to proceed with this installation. For more information, see the Symantec Encryption Management Server Upgrade Guide.
    • Keyserver if you want to migrate the keys on an existing PGP Keyserver to the Symantec Encryption Management Server you are configuring. For more information, see the Symantec Encryption Management Server Upgrade Guide.
       
  5. Click Forward.
  6. Select the appropriate date and time settings.

    Note: Since your server completes many time-based operations, you must select the correct time and date.
     
  7. Specify an NTP time server (Optional). The Symantec Encryption Management Server automatically synchronizes the time when the Setup Assistant is finished.
  8. Click Forward.
  9. If you selected standard, review the displayed information.
  10. Click Done.
     

Custom Configuration

If you selected an option other than standard, enter the following information for your server.

  1. Type a Hostname for Symantec Encryption Management Server.

    Note: This must be a fully-qualified domain name of the external, untrusted interface. It is recommended to name your externally visible Symantec Encryption Management Server according to the keys. convention. This which allows other Symantec Encryption Management Servers to easily find valid public keys for email recipients in your domain.
     
  2. Type an IP address.
  3. Type a subnet mask.
  4. Type the IP address of the default gateway for the network.
  5. Type the IP address(es) of the DNS servers for your network.
  6. Click Forward.
  7. Review the information and click Done.

The server restarts automatically to complete the setup.