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Supported Platforms, Environments and Operating Systems for Common Management Agent and McAfee Agent 4.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB51573
Last Modified:  02/03/2014
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Environment

McAfee Agent (MA) 4.8, 4.6, 4.5, 4.0
McAfee Common Management Agent (CMA) 3.6.0 for McAfee Application and Change Control
McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) 5.1, 5.0, 4.6, 4.5

 

Summary

As Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original McAfee product guides might not reflect the current McAfee 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 McAfee KnowledgeBase.
 
 
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
ePO 5.1 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes
ePO 5.0 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes
ePO 4.6 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes
ePO 4.5 Yes* Yes** Yes Yes Yes


*CMA 3.6.0 for Application Control is the only supported CMA 3.6.0 version. Current MA Extension versions (up to MA 4.8), are supported with the use of prior 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.

For EOL and EOS lifecycle details, see the McAfee Product and Technology Support Lifecycle page at: http://www.mcafee.com/us/support/support-eol.aspx.
For EOL and EOS 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 Support (EOS) Notification The notification that establishes when the discontinued product will no longer have General Availability. EOS Notification begins the EOL process.
End of Life (EOL) Period The EOL Period refers to the timeframe beginning with the day that McAfee notifies its intentions to discontinue a product until the last date that the product is formally supported. In general, after the EOL Period is announced, product enhancements are not made.
End of Support The last day that the product is supported according the terms of McAfee’s 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
CMA 3.6.0
MA 4.0
MA 4.5 MA
4.6
MA
4.8
Comments
Microsoft Windows 8.1 - No No No No Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Microsoft Windows 8  - No No

No

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

No

Yes* Yes Yes Yes ePO 4.x is required.
KB66706 - McAfee Agent 4.x support for Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 7 x64
(Home Basic, Home Premium, Enterprise, Professional, and Ultimate)
1

No

Yes* Yes Yes Yes  ePO 4.x is required.
KB66706 - McAfee Agent 4.x support for Microsoft Windows 7
Windows Embedded Standard 7 1

No

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

2

Yes

Yes

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

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes  
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

3

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

3

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 MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded

2

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 Windows adds support for XPE. Support is limited to physical disks and not thin client installations.
Windows Embedded Standard 2009 - No No 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  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 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   
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition 2005

3

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes  
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional

4

Yes

Yes

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  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.
** McAfee Agent 4.8 Patch 1 and later will support Windows 8.1 at the time of the OS release.

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
Comments
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.4 (Tiger)

-

No

Yes

Yes Yes  No   
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.5 (Leopard)

-

No

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes   
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.6 (Snow Leopard) -

No

No

Yes

Yes   Yes   
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.7 (Lion) -

No

No

No

Yes Yes   
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.8 (Mountain Lion) - No No No Yes Yes  MA 4.6 Patch 2 Mac added support.
Apple Macintosh OS version 10.9 (Mavericks) - No No No No Yes MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
AIX 5.3 TL 6 or later and 6.1 (64 Bit only) - No No Yes Yes  Yes Power 5, 6, 7
AIX 7.1  (64 Bit only) - No No No Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 2 AIX added support on Power PC 5, 6, and 7.
Cent OS 4.0-4.8, 5.0-5.6, 5.7, 6.0, 6.2 - No No Yes* Yes** Yes MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Cent OS 6.3, 6.4 - No No No Yes* Yes  
Debian 5.0.3, 6.0.1  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No No Yes* Yes  
Fedora 10.X, 11.X, 12.X - No No Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
HP-UX 11i v1 (build 11.11) - No Yes Yes Yes  Yes PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) - No Yes Yes Yes  Yes PA-RISC
HP-UX 11i v2 (build 11.23) Itanium - No No Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX adds support for 11.23 Itanium.
HP-UX 11.31 - No No Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX adds support for 11.31.
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium - No No Yes Yes  Yes MA 4.5 Patch 2 HPUX adds support for 11.31 Itanium.
Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 8 No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 3 Linux adds support.
Oracle Linux 6 3 No No Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 Patch 3 Linux adds support.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes Yes  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - No No No Yes Yes  
Scientific Linux 5.7, 6.3  (32-bit or 64-bit kernel) - No No No Yes* Yes  
Solaris 8 (32-bit or 64-bit kernel)

-

Yes

Yes

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

-

Yes

Yes

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

-

Yes

Yes

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

-

Yes

Yes

Yes Yes  Yes Version 10 with SP4 supported with MA 4.6 (and later).
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 10 with SP3

-

Yes

Yes Yes Yes Version 10 with SP4 supported with MA 4.6 (and later).
SuSE Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux) 11 - No No 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 Yes MA 4.5 Patch 1 Linux added support.
Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 - No No No Yes Yes  
Ubuntu 11.10 - No No No Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 1 added support.
Ubuntu 12.04, 12.10   No No No Yes Yes MA 4.6 Patch 2 added support.
 
* 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 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 using MA 4.8 Patch 1 or later before upgrading 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
Comments
Windows 2012 Server R2 -
No
No
No
No
Yes  MA 4.8 Patch 1 is the minimum supported version.
Windows 2012 Server  
No
No
No
Yes Yes   
Windows 2008 Server R2
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, and Core)
1
No
Yes** Yes Yes Yes  
Windows 2008 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, DataCenter, Web, and Core)
2
 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   
Windows 2003 Storage Server
2
 Yes
-
 - -  -  
Windows 2003 Server
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes   
Windows Server 2003 64-bit
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2
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  
Windows 2003 Server R2 x64
(Standard, Enterprise, and Web)
2
Yes
Yes
 Yes Yes Yes MA 4.5 is supported with SP2 as a minimum.
Windows 2000 Server
4
Yes
Yes
 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  
Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
4
-
Yes
 No No No  
Windows NT Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
 No No No   
Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0
6a
Yes
No
 No No No   
Windows NT Terminal Server Edition
6a
Yes
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.

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
Comments
Citrix XenDesktop Yes Yes  
Citrix XenServer Yes Yes  
ESX
Yes Yes  
Vmware Workstation
Yes Yes  
VmWare Player Yes  Yes  
VmWare Server Yes Yes  
Windows 2008 Server Hyper-V
 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 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 McAfee 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 McAfee Downloads site, as well as alternate locations for some products.


 

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