Designating a server as an update center and configuring its settings

We strongly advise against designating an update center and configuring its settings when migrating to a new version of the application on servers operating as part of a configuration with a DAG of Microsoft Exchange servers. The operations described in this section should be performed only after completing the migration of all servers to the new version of the application.

We strongly advise against designating a virtual Microsoft Exchange server as an update center.

A Microsoft Exchange server that is an update center must have a constant Internet connection and 500 MB of extra disk space.

To designate a server as an update center and configure its settings:

  1. In the Management Console tree, expand the node of a Security Server.
  2. Select the Updates node.
  3. In the workspace, expand the Update Center settings section.
  4. Select the Server functions as Update Center check box.
  5. Select the update source from which the update center will be receiving databases.
    • To download updates from Kaspersky Lab servers to the Update Center, select Kaspersky Lab's update servers.

      This source of updates is set by default.

    • If you want to download updates from an intermediary server, local or network folder to the Update Center, select HTTP server, FTP server, local or network folder. Then specify the server address or the full path to a local or network folder in the entry field.
    • To download updates to the update center from another update center, select the Update Center storage item. Then select the server that is the update center in the drop-down list.
  6. Configure the database update schedule for the update center. To do so, select one of the following options from the Run mode drop-down list:
    • Periodically. In the every entry field, specify the relevant database update frequency.
    • Daily. Define the precise local time of the server in HH:MM format.
    • On selected day. Select the check boxes next to the days of the week when you would like to update the database, and specify the update time.

    We strongly advise against selecting the Manually database update start mode for the update center, as this mode makes it impossible to ensure that databases stay up to date on the update center and on all servers that use it as an update source.

  7. If the Internet connection is established via a proxy server, select the Use proxy server for the Update Center check box and configure the proxy server settings by selecting one of the following options:
    • If you want to use the proxy server settings specified in the Settings node, select Use proxy server settings specified in the "Settings" section.
    • If you want to connect the update center to the Internet using other proxy server settings, select the option Specify proxy server settings for database downloads by the Update Center and perform the following:
      1. Type the proxy server address and port in the Proxy server address and Port fields, respectively.
      2. If authentication is required to connect to the specified proxy server, select the Use authentication check box and enter the account name in the Account field and password in the Password field.
  8. Click the Save button.

The selected Microsoft Exchange server is designated as an update center. It can be then selected as an update source for other servers.

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