Registered servers Access additional servers by registering them with your McAfee ePO server. Registered servers allow you to integrate your software with other, external servers. For example, register an LDAP server to connect with your Active Directory server. McAfee ePO can communicate with: Other McAfee ePO servers Additional, remote, database servers LDAP servers SNMP servers Syslog servers Each type of registered server supports or supplements the functionality of McAfee ePO and other McAfee and third-party extensions and products. We recommend that you use certificates with RSA public key lengths of 2048 bits or greater for the registered servers that connect to McAfee ePO. For more information, including additional supported public key algorithms and key lengths, see KB87731. Note: TLS 1.0 is disabled by default for communication to external servers, such as SQL Server. For more information about TLS support, see KB90222. Register McAfee ePO serversYou can register additional McAfee ePO servers for use with your main McAfee ePO server to collect or aggregate data, or to allow you to transfer managed systems between the registered servers. Using database serversMcAfee ePO can retrieve data from not only its own databases, but from some extensions as well. Register SNMP serversTo receive an SNMP trap, you must add the SNMP server’s information, so that McAfee ePO knows where to send the trap. What is a syslog server? Syslog is a protocol used by network devices to send event messages to a logging server – known as a syslog server. Event log forwarding consolidates all event logs in a central location such as a syslog server. Consolidation reduces the hassle of logging into every server to check logs individually. Register LDAP servers You must have a registered LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server to use Policy Assignment Rules, to enable dynamically assigned permission sets, and to enable Active Directory User Login. Mirroring an LDAP server LDAP server mirroring to the McAfee ePO database increases performance on any product which uses user-based policies (UBP) and allows LDAP access to Agent Handlers behind a DMZ.