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Setting up secondary scanning clients

If you configured more than one virus-scanning client to scan files on a system, you can place the additional clients on standby, not actively scanning for viruses unless the primary virus-scanning client becomes unavailable.

Steps

  1. List the virus-scanning clients configured to scan on this system. On the system console enter the following command:vscan scanners
    Example
    >vscan scanners
    Virus scanners(IP and Name)      P/S ...
    ----------------------------------------
    132.132.59.12   \\XLAB-WTS      Pri ....
  2. Specify, by IP address, the PC clients you want to serve as standby virus scanners by entering the following command:vscan scanners secondary_scanners scanner_ip[, scanner_ip...]
    scanner_ip can be either of the following:
    • IP addresses of one or more of the configured virus-scanning clients displayed in Step 1
    • IP addresses of PCs not yet configured as a virus-scanning client
    Note: If the IP address you entered belongs to a PC not yet configured as a virus-scanning client for this system, you must configure it for this setting to take effect.
    Example
    vscan scanners secondary_scanners 132.132.59.14
  3. Use the vscan scanners command to confirm your configuration.
    Example
    >vscan scanners
    Virus scanners(IP and Name)     P/S ...
    ----------------------------------------
    132.132.59.14   \\BORIS-PC      Sec ... 
    132.132.59.12   \\XLAB-WTS      Pri ....
    
    Secondary scanners IP address list
    132.132.59.14,10.20.30.40
    Note: In this example, the address 10.20.30.40 belongs to a PC that is enabled as a standby scanner but is not turned on; therefore it is not listed in the Virus scanners (IP and Name) table, but it is listed in the Secondary scanners IP address list.