Management Server Lists are primarily used for failover scenarios, where Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager (SEPM) servers are assigned a priority so that if the primary SEPM goes down, the clients know to contact a secondary SEPM. When the preferred SEPM comes back online, the clients will move back to it since it has a higher priority. However, when configured in conjunction with Location Awareness, "managed" load balancing of Symantec Endpoint Protection (SEP) clients can be achieved. In other words, one can control which SEPM a client connects to based on the client's proximity to the nearest SEPM server.
The reason this is considered "managed" load balancing is because the control over where the clients report is based on configured polices rather than allowing SEPM to automatically load balance based on numbers of clients. By default, multiple SEPMs will balance all of the clients between themselves.
This configuration allows for more control over where the clients report.
The following procedure first describes how to set up Location Awareness and Management Server Lists. Then, once those are set up, it explains how to assign a Management Server List to a specific Location.
This procedure involves 3 general tasks:
Setting up Location Awareness.
Defining Management Server Lists
Repeat these steps to add additional lists with different servers, or with the same servers with different priorities.
Linking Locations with Server Lists
"About load balancing and roaming in Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0." at:
"Administration Guide for Symantec Endpoint Protection and Symantec Network Access Control" at:
"Symantec Endpoint Protection Installation Guide" at: