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Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for Common Management Agent and McAfee Agent 5.x / 4.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB51573
Last Modified:  2/24/2015
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Environment

McAfee Agent (MA) 5.x, 4.x
McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) 3.6.0 for McAfee Application and Change Control
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.x, 4.6

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original product guides might not reflect the current Intel Security support policy for those platforms.
 
Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and Readme.txt files. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management Statements published in the Knowledge Base.

NOTE: 
This information does not include detail related to future cloud environment releases. 
 
Microsoft Windows supported operating systems
The following tables detail the McAfee products supported for use on Windows workstation and server operating systems. Only the most current versions are included because most customers upgrade to the latest Service Packs shortly after they are released.
 
 
Supported ePO versions
 
CMA = Common Management Agent
MA = McAfee Agent
Version CMA 3.6.0 MA 4.0 MA 4.5 MA 4.6 MA 4.8 MA 5.0
ePO 5.1.1 Yes* Yes** Yes*** Yes Yes Yes
ePO 5.1 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes No
ePO 5.0 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes No
ePO 4.6 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes No
ePO 4.5 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes No


* CMA 3.6.0 for Application Control is the only supported CMA 3.6.0 version. Current MA Extension versions (up to MA 5.0) are supported with the use of prior client versions, back to CMA 3.6.0 for Application and Change Control.

** McAfee Agent 4.0 Patch 3 and earlier reached EOL on December 31, 2011. MA 4.0 Patch 4 for Windows 2000 is the only supported MA 4.0 version, and supported for use only with Application Control. This is supported with ePO 4.5, 4.6, 5.0, and 5.1.

*** McAfee Agent 4.5 Patch 3 and earlier reached EOL on June 30, 2014.

For product lifecycle details, see the McAfee Product and Technology Support Lifecycle page at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx.

For EOL policy details, see the Enterprise Products End of Life Policy at: http://www.mcafee.com/common/media/mcafeeb2b/support/terms/Support_Policy-Product_Support_EOL.pdf.


Definitions
End of Life Period  The timeframe that runs from the day Intel Security announces product discontinuation until the last date that the product is formally supported by Intel Security. In general, after the EOL Period is announced, no enhancements are made.
End of Life Date  The last day that the product is supported according the terms of the Intel Security standard support offering.
 

 
 

Workstation Windows operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft client operating systems
Latest
s
upported
SP or Update
CMA 3.6.0
MA 4.0
MA 4.5 MA
4.6
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Microsoft Windows 8.1 2 No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Microsoft Windows 8
(Enterprise, Professional)
 - No No

No

Yes Yes Yes  MA 4.6 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Embedded 8
(Pro, Standard, Industry)
-

No

No

No

No

Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Point of Service 1.1 -

No

No

No

No

No

Yes
Microsoft Windows 7 x32
(Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, and Ultimate)
1

No

Yes* Yes Yes Yes Yes
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, and Ultimate)
1

No

Yes* Yes Yes Yes  Yes
Windows Embedded Standard 7 1

No

No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows added support for this.
Windows Embedded POSReady 7 1 No No No Yes Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows Vista x32
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate)

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows Vista x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Enterprise, and Ultimate)

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition x64 Edition 3 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows added support for XPE. Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 - No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows added support for this. Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS Ready 2009 - No No Yes Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows added support for this. Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded POS (WEPOS) - No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows added support for this. Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

3

Yes

-

Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

4

Yes

Yes

No No No No MA 4.0 Patch 4 is the last agent version to support Windows 2000.
Microsoft Windows NT WorkStation 4.0

4

Yes

No

No No No No CMA 3.6 for Application Control is the only supported version for NT. Access to the download is available to customers through their Application Control Grant Number.
 
Support for Windows 8 is provided with MA 4.6 Patch 1 and later.
* Microsoft Windows 7 is supported with McAfee Agent 4.0 Patch 3 and later.

NOTE: Review the End of Life information for specific details regarding Windows 2000 support at http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx.


Non-Windows Operating Systems
 
Non-Windows operating systems
Latest
supported
SP
CMA
3.7
MA
4.0
MA
4.5
MA
4.6
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.4 (Tiger)

-

No

Yes

Yes Yes  No  No  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.5 (Leopard)

-

No

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes  No  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) -

No

No

Yes

Yes   Yes  Yes  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.7 (Lion) -

No

No

No

Yes Yes  Yes  
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) - No No No Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.6 Patch 2 Mac added support.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9 (Mavericks) - No No No No Yes*** Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9.5 (Mavericks) - No No No No Yes No
MA 5.0.1 will add support in Q1 2015.
MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.10 (Yosemite) - No No No No
Yes
No
MA 5.0.1 will add support in Q1 2015.
MA 4.8 Patch 2 HF972377 or MA 4.8 Patch 3 is required to support 10.10.
AIX 5.3 TL 6 or later and 6.1 (64 Bit only) - No No Yes Yes  Yes No Power 5, 6, 7
AIX 7.1  (64 Bit only) - No No No Yes Yes No MA 4.6 Patch 2 AIX added support on Power PC 5, 6, and 7.
Cent OS 4.0-4.9  - No No Yes Yes No No MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Cent OS 5.0-5.9, 6.0, 6.2 - No No Yes* Yes** Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Cent OS 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 - No No No Yes* Yes Yes  
Cent OS 7.0 (64-bit) - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added support.
Debian 5.0.3, 6.0.1  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No No Yes* Yes Yes  
Debian 7.01 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No No No Yes Yes
Fedora 10.x - No No Yes No No No
Fedora 11.x, 12.x - No No Yes Yes  No No MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Fedora 13.x - No No No Yes No No MA 4.6 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Fedora 14.x, 15.x, 16.x - No No No Yes Yes No MA 4.6 Patch 1 Linux added support.
HP-UX 11i v1 (build 11.11) - No Yes Yes Yes  Yes No PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) - No Yes Yes Yes  Yes No PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) Itanium - No No Yes Yes  Yes No MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX added support for 11.23 Itanium.
HP-UX 11.31 - No No Yes Yes  Yes No MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX added support for 11.31.
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium - No No Yes Yes  Yes No MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX added support for 11.31 Itanium.
OpenSUSE 10.2, 10.3 - No No Yes Yes No No MA 4.5 Patch 2 added support.
OpenSUSE 11.0 - 11.3 - No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 added support.
OpenSUSE 12.1 - No No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 1 added support.
OpenSUSE 13.1 - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 8 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 3 Linux added support.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 6 6 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 3 Linux added support.
MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added 6.6 support.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

9

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes No  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

8

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 5 No No No Yes Yes Yes  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (64-bit) - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added support.
Scientific Linux 5.7, 6.3  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No No Yes* Yes Yes  MA 4.6 Patch 3 added support.
Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

Yes No No No Sparc
Solaris 9 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes No Sparc
Solaris 9 x86 (Intel x86) - No No Yes No No No MA 4.5 for Solaris x86 added support for use with Solidcore.
See KB72068 for release details.
Solaris 10 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes No Sparc
Solaris 10 x86 (Intel x86 or AMD 64-bit) - No No Yes No No No MA 4.5 for Solaris x86 added support for use with Solidcore.
See KB72068 for release details.
Solaris 11 (64-bit kernel) - No No No Yes* Yes No Sparc
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 9 4 Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 to SP4, 11 to SP3

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes Yes Version 10 with SP4 supported with MA 4.6 (and later).
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and 11 - No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (64-bit) - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 Linux added support.
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 10

4

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Yes Version 10 with SP4 supported with MA 4.6 (and later).
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 11 3 No No Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.6 is minimum supported version for SP1.
Ubuntu 8.04, 8.10, 9.04, 9.10 - No No Yes Yes No No MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 - No No No Yes No No MA 4.5 Patch 3 added support.
Ubuntu 11.04 - No No No Yes Yes Yes
Ubuntu 11.10 - No No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 1 added support.
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10  - No No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 2 added support.
Ubuntu 13.04, 13.10 - No No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 3 added support
Ubuntu 14.04 (32-bit or 64-bit) - No No No No Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 added support.
 
Support for the selected platforms will be added with a MA 5.0.x release in 2015. The release and target dates are not yet available.
* Support is provided with MA 4.6 Patch 3 and later. MA 4.5.x is not supported on Cent OS 6.2.
** Cent OS 5.7 and later is supported on Non-Windows McAfee Agent 4.6 Patch 1.
*** McAfee Agent 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version for Mac OS X 10.9. Client systems will need to use MA 4.8 Patch 1 or later before upgrading to the new operating system version.
 

Server operating systems
IMPORTANT: For timeline information on supporting new Service Packs and general policies, see KB50473.
 
Microsoft server operating systems
Latest
supported
SP
CMA
3.6.0
MA
4.0
MA
4.5
MA
4.6
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Windows 2012 Server R2 Update 1 U2
No
No
No
No
Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 2 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2012 Server R2 U2
No
No
No
No
Yes  Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2012 Server U2
No
No
No
Yes Yes  Yes  
Windows 2012 R2 Storage Server Essentials -
No
No
No
No
Yes Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows Small Business Server 2011 -
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Windows 2008 Server R2
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, and Core)
1
No
Yes** Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Windows 2008 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, and Core)
2
 Yes*
Yes
Yes Yes Yes Yes The original released version of Windows Server 2008 was Windows Server 2008, build 6001: Service Pack 1.
This is the base version and includes Service Pack 1. Both Service Packs 1 and 2 are supported.
Windows 2008 Server 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, and Core)
2
 Yes*
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 Storage Server
1
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Windows 2003 Storage Server
2***
Yes
-
 - -  - -
Windows 2003 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2***
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes  Yes  
Windows Server 2003 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2***
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Windows 2003 Server R2
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2***
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes Yes  
Windows 2003 Server R2 x64
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2***
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Windows 2003 Small Business Server
2***
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 2003 Small Business Server R2
2***
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Windows 2000 Server
4
Yes
Yes
 No No No  No  MA 4.0 Patch 4 is the last agent version to support Windows 2000.
Windows 2000 Advanced Server
4
Yes
Yes
 No No No No   
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
4
-
Yes
 No No No No   
Windows NT Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
 No No No  No   
Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
 No No No  No   
Windows NT Terminal Server Edition
6a
Yes
No
 No No No No   

Support for Windows 2012 Server is provided with MA 4.6 Patch 1 and later.
* Supported only with Common Management Agent 3.6.0 Patch 4 and later.
** Microsoft Windows 2008 Server R2 is supported with McAfee Agent 4.0 Patch 3 and later.
*** Windows 2003 SP2 is the minimum supported version.

NOTE: Please review the End of Life information for specific details regarding Windows 2000 support: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx

Additional supported platforms

Virtual Platforms
MA
4.6
MA
4.8
MA
5.0
Comments
Citrix XenDesktop Yes Yes Yes  
Citrix XenServer Yes Yes Yes  
ESX
Yes Yes Yes  
VMware Workstation
Yes Yes Yes  
VMware Player Yes  Yes Yes  
VMware Server Yes Yes Yes  
Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V
 Yes Yes Yes  


Support for 64-bit processors (Hardware)

64-bit processors
CMA
3.6.0
MA
4.0
MA
4.5
Comments
ItaniumV1
No
No
No  
ItaniumV2
No
Yes
Yes  
Other 64-bit processors running in 32-bit emulation
Yes
Yes
Yes  
 

Latest McAfee Agent and Common Management Agent Patches and build numbers

Product Version Article
McAfee Agent 5.0 KB82105
McAfee Agent 4.8 KB77534
McAfee Agent 4.6 KB72221
McAfee Agent 4.5 KB68472
 
McAfee product software, upgrades, maintenance releases, and documentation are available from the Product Downloads site at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.

NOTE:
 You will need a valid Grant Number for access. KB56057 provides additional information about the Product Downloads site, as well as alternate locations for some products.

 

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