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Configuring a local update host

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In Symantec Endpoint Protection Small Business Edition (SEP SBE) cloud, you designate the computers best suited for the role of local update hosts within the Computers page of the SEP SBE Management Console. In the absence of a System Policy assigning local update hosts to groups, endpoint protection computers discover their host during the regular Agent home call. The Agent home call is every 12 hours. From then on, local update host clients receive software updates and definition files from their local update host, reducing the load on the Internet connection.

When a local update host goes offline for any sort of problem, the local update host clients automatically failover to SEP SBE cloud. When a worker's laptop goes on the road, the agent fails over to SEP SBE cloud when it cannot find its local update host.

Local update hosts use port 3128 so it must be accessible.

To designate a computer to be a local update host

  1. In SEP SBE Management Console, click Computers.

  2. On the Computers page, click on the computer name of the computer that you want to designate as a local update host.

  3. On the Computer Profile page, in the list of actions on the right side, click Enable as Local Update Host.

  4. Confirm the local update host promotion.

  5. As agents update Global System policy or learn of a local update host on their network, the agent begins downloading updates from the local update host

    It may take up to 12 hours for agents to connect to new local update hosts.

To view the computers assigned to a local update host

  1. In SEP SBE Management Console, click Computers.

  2. On the Computers page, click on the computer name of the local update host.

  3. On the Computer Profile page, in the Local Update Host section, click the number link next to Assigned Computers to view a listing of the assignments.

To disable a local update host

  1. In SEP SBE Management Console, click Computers.

  2. On the Computers page, click on the computer name of the local update host that you want to decommission.

  3. On the Computer Profile page, in the list of actions on the right side, click Disable as Local Update Host

  4. Confirm that you want to decommission the local update host.

  5. As other computers on the network communicate with SEP SBE cloud, the computers either resume getting updates from the cloud or are assigned to a new local update host on their network.