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Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for Vulnerability Manager
Technical Articles ID:  KB52115
Last Modified:  2/18/2015


McAfee Vulnerability Manager 7.5


With the updating of operating systems, platforms, and Service Packs, the original Product Guides for McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) might not reflect the current support policy for those platforms.

Most of the information in this article is available in the Product Installation Guides and Readme files. However, some of it is available only in Product Management Statements published in the Knowledge Base.

Supported operating systems

Operating system
MVM 7.5
Microsoft Windows 2003 SP2 Scan Engine only
Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 No
Microsoft Windows 2008 No
Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Yes
Microsoft Windows 8 No
Microsoft Windows 2012 Yes*
Microsoft Windows 2012 R2 Yes*

* This option is available with the MVM v7.5 R2 installer. This is avaialble on the McAfee download site - http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.

For additional information including system requirements, see the Installation Guide for your version of MVM.

For a full list of product documents, go to the ServicePortal at: http://support.mcafee.com. Click Knowledge Center, and select Product Documentation from the Knowledge Base list.

Supported versions of Microsoft SQL Server

SQL Server
MVM 7.5
2005 SP2 and later No
2005 SP4 and later Yes
2008 Yes
2008 SP1 and later Yes
2008 R2 Yes
2008 R2 SP1 and later Yes
2008 R2 Express Yes
2012 Yes*

To determine the installed version of SQL, see Microsoft article 321185 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185.

  • MVM appliances - Customers can install SQL 2012 on an appliance with the following caveats. 
1. The customer will need to provide their own instance of SQL Server 2012
2. The customer will be responsible for the security, configuration and updates of their SQL Server 2012 installation
3. Intel Security Support will not troubleshoot a SQL Server 2012 installation.
  • New MVM installations on SQL 2012 will require the use of a new MVM 7.5 R2 installer, which is available from the McAfee Downloads site at: http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx. (You will need a valid Grant Number for access.) Existing installations will need to be upgraded to 7.5 Patch 7 to take advantage of SQL 2012 support.

Supported virtual environments

Virtual environment
MVM 7.5
VMware ESX Server Yes
VMware Workstation Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V No

For additional information about supported virtual environments and virtual system requirements, see the Virtualization Guide for your version of MVM.

MVM does not support installing the database with .NET 4.0. If you must use .NET 4.0, install the database first.  

Supported Browsers

Browser MVM 7.5
Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and earlier
IE10 Yes
IE11 Yes4
Mozilla Firefox v3.6 and v4.0
Google Chrome (all versions)
1IE9 is not supported; however, pages should display properly when using Compatibility View. For additional information, see http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/products/ie-9/features/compatibility-view.
Intel Security is currently evaluating support for IE9 in a future release of the product.
2 Mozilla Firefox is not supported. Intel Security is currently evaluating support for Firefox in a future release of the product.
3 Limited support for Firefox. All issues found specific to Firefox will be evaluated and researched for possible product fixes. 
4 When using Internet Explorer 11, some customers may experience page formatting and data entry issues; however, you can use Internet Explorer's compatibility mode to work around most formatting issues.
Instructions for compatibility mode as well as more information is available at: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/internet-explorer/use-compatibility-view#ie=ie-11.

  • When working with compatibility mode turned on, the default logon page may display a message advising you turn this feature off. This can be safely ignored.
  • Enable Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer for a more permanent solution.
    For information on this feature and how to enable it, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640699.aspx.
Supported MVM ePO extension on the respective ePO platform version:

ePO version MVM Version MVM ePO extension version
4.6.x 7.5.x
5.0.x 7.5.x
5.1.x 7.5.x

The currently available MVM Live 1.0 extension requires ePO 5.1.1 or later.

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