Installing a management server for failover or load balancing


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Installing a management server for failover or load balancing

Failover and load balancing installations are supported only when the original Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager uses Microsoft SQL Server. The SQL Server Native Client files also must be installed on the computer on which you install a site for failover or load balancing.

You do not install servers for failover or load balancing when the first Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager site is configured to use the embedded database.

To install a management server for failover or load balancing

  1. Install Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.

  2. In the Management Server Configuration Wizard panel, check Advanced, and then click Next.

  3. Select the number of clients you expect the server to manage, and then click Next.

    Check Install an additional management server to an existing site, and then click Next.

  4. In the Server Information panel, accept or change the default values, and then click Next.

  5. In the Microsoft SQL Server Information dialog box, enter the remote server values for the following boxes:

    • Database server\instance_name

    • SQL server port

    • Database name

    • User

    • Password

    • SQL Client folder (on the local computer)

      If this box is not automatically populated with the correct path, the Microsoft SQL Client Utility is not installed or it is not installed correctly.

  6. Click Next.

  7. Specify and confirm a password for the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager admin account. Optionally, provide an administrator email address.

  8. Click Next.

  9. In Warning prompt, read and understand the text message, and then click OK.

  10. In Management Server Completed panel, click Finish.