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Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for Vulnerability Manager
Technical Articles ID:   KB52115
Last Modified:  4/18/2016


McAfee Vulnerability Manager 7.5


On October 22, 2015, Intel Security announced End of Life (EOL) for McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) software and appliances. For details, see KB85902

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 and by applying the latest MVM patch greater than or equal to 7.5.8.
  • The MVM v7.5 R2 installer is available on the Product Downloads site - http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.
  • The latest patch update can be obtained via the FSUpdate utility or by downloading it from http://update.foundstone.com .
  • 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
2005 Express Yes
2008 Yes
2008 SP1 and later Yes
2008 Express Yes
2008 R2 Yes
2008 R2 SP1 and later Yes
2008 R2 Express Yes
2012 Yes
2012 Express Yes

  • The version of SQL supplied with the appliance is the embedded version of SQL 2005. Intel Security supports this version until the EOL dates of October 2018 for the MVM3100 and January 2021 for the MVM3200.
  • You can install SQL 2008 and SQL 2012 on an MVM appliance, with the following requirements and limitations: 
    • You, the customer, must install your own instance of SQL Server 2008 or 2012.
    • You, the customer, are responsible for the security, configuration, and updates of your SQL Server 2008 or 2012 installation.
  • Intel Security Support will not troubleshoot an SQL Server installation.
  • New MVM installations on SQL 2012 will require the use of a new MVM 7.5 R2 installer, which is available from the Product Downloads site at: http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx. You will need a valid Grant Number for access. Existing installations must be upgraded to 7.5 Patch 7 to take advantage of SQL 2012 support.
  • To determine the installed version of SQL, see Microsoft article 321185 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185.
Supported virtual environments
Virtual environment
MVM 7.5
VMware ESX Server Yes - VMWare ESX Server 4.0, 4.1 and 5.1 are supported
VMware Workstation Yes - VMware Workstation 7.0.x is supported
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 Yes3
Mozilla Firefox v3.6 and v4.0
Google Chrome (all versions)
1 IE9 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 Limited support for Firefox. All issues found specific to Firefox will be evaluated and researched for possible product fixes. 
3 When using Internet Explorer 11, you 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.

To view the product reports offline (saved to disk), you must enable both Compatibility Mode and use the Developer mode to set the Document mode to 10. Perform the following steps to enable Developer mode and modify the Document mode:
  1. In Internet Explorer 11, Press ALT key to open the top menu and then select ToolsDeveloper Tools. Alternatively press F12.
  2. Scroll or click the arrow to locate the Document mode dropdown menu (icon with desktop screen and mobile screen). Alternatively press CTRL+8 to open the Emulation options.
  3. Set the Document mode to 10.
  4. The page will refresh automatically to display a working HTML report.

    IMPORTANT: The next time you view a locally downloaded HTML report, you must you put the browser into Developer Mode by pressing F12 otherwise the report will not be displayed correctly.

  • 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 (EOL) 7.5.x
5.0.x (EOL) 7.5.x
5.1.x 7.5.x

  • ePO 5.0 reached EOL in 2014, and ePO 4.6 reached EOL in December 2015.
  • The currently available MVM Live 1.0 extension requires ePO 5.1.1 or later.

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