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About migration to Kaspersky XDR Expert

April 14, 2024

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Following this scenario, you can transfer the administration group structure, included managed devices and other group objects (policies, tasks, global tasks, tags, and device selections) from Kaspersky Security Center Windows under management of Kaspersky XDR Expert.

Limitations:

  • Migration is only possible from Kaspersky Security Center 14.2 Windows to Kaspersky XDR Expert starting from version 1.0.
  • You can perform this scenario only by using Kaspersky Security Center Web Console.

Stages

The migration scenario proceeds in stages:

  1. Choose a migration method

    You migrate to Kaspersky XDR Expert through the Migration wizard. The Migration wizard steps depend on whether or not Administration Servers of Kaspersky Security Center Windows and Kaspersky XDR Expert are arranged into a hierarchy:

    • Migration by using a hierarchy of Administration Servers

      Choose this option if Administration Server of Kaspersky Security Center Windows acts as secondary to Administration Server of Kaspersky XDR Expert. You manage the migration process and switch between Servers within OSMP Console. If you prefer this option, you can arrange Administration Servers into a hierarchy to simplify the migration procedure. To do this, create the hierarchy before starting the migration.

    • Migration by using an export file (ZIP archive)

      Choose this option if Administration Servers of Kaspersky Security Center Windows and Kaspersky XDR Expert are not arranged into a hierarchy. You manage the migration process with two Consoles—an instance for Kaspersky Security Center Windows and OSMP Console. In this case, you will use the export file that you created and downloaded during the export from Kaspersky Security Center Windows and import this file to Kaspersky XDR Expert.

  2. Export data from Kaspersky Security Center Windows

    Open Kaspersky Security Center Windows, and then run the Migration wizard.

  3. Import data to Kaspersky XDR Expert

    Continue the Migration wizard to import the exported data to Kaspersky XDR Expert.

    If the Servers are arranged into a hierarchy, the import starts automatically after a successful export within the same wizard. If the Servers are not arranged into a hierarchy, you continue the Migration wizard after switching to Kaspersky XDR Expert.

  4. Perform additional actions to transfer objects and settings from Kaspersky Security Center Windows to Kaspersky XDR Expert manually (optional step)

    You might also want to transfer the objects and settings that cannot be transferred through the Migration wizard. For example, you could additionally do the following:

  5. Move the imported managed devices under management of Kaspersky XDR Expert

    To complete the migration, move the imported managed devices under management of Kaspersky XDR Expert. You can do it by one of the following methods:

    • Through Kaspersky Security Center group task

      Use the Change Administration Server task to change the Administration Server to a different one for specific client devices.

    • Through the klmover utility

      Use the klmover utility and specify the connection settings for the new Administration Server.

    • Through installation or re-installation of Network Agent on the managed devices

      Create a new Network Agent installation package and specify the connection settings for the new Administration Server in the installation package properties. Use the installation package to install Network Agent on the imported managed devices through a remote installation task.

      You can also create and use a stand-alone installation package to install Network Agent locally.

  6. Update Network Agent to the latest version

    We recommend that you upgrade the Network Agent to the same version as OSMP Console.

  7. Make sure the managed devices are visible on the new Administration Server

    On Kaspersky XDR Expert Administration Server, open the managed devices list (DevicesManaged devices), and check the values in the Visible, Network Agent is installed, and Last connected to Administration Server columns.

Other methods of data migration

Besides the Migration wizard, you can also transfer specific tasks and policies:

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