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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Vulnerability Manager
Technical Articles ID:   KB52115
Last Modified:  3/23/2018


McAfee Vulnerability Manager (MVM) 7.5



With the updating of operating systems, platforms, and Service Packs, the original Product Guides for 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, but some of it is available only in Product Management Statements published in the Knowledge Base.

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Operating system
MVM 7.5
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 7.5 R2 installer and by applying the latest MVM patch later than or equal to 7.5.8.
  • The MVM 7.5 R2 installer is available on the Product Downloads site. See the Related Information section for the download details.
  • 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.
  • If you are using a combination Scan Controller and Scan Engine system, we recommend that you have at least 8 GB of RAM installed to ensure best performance. 


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. McAfee 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.
  • Technical Support will not troubleshoot an SQL Server installation.
  • New MVM installations on SQL 2012 require the use of a new MVM 7.5 R2 installer.
    Existing installations must be upgraded to 7.5 Patch 7 to take advantage of SQL 2012 support which is available from the Product Downloads site. See the Related Information section for the download details.
  • To determine the installed version of SQL, see Microsoft article 321185 at http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321185.

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.

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

Browser MVM 7.5
Internet Explorer (IE) 6 and earlier
Yes 1
IE10 Yes
IE11 Yes 3
Mozilla Firefox v3.6 and v4.0
Yes 2
Google Chrome (all versions)

1 IE9 is not supported, but 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.
McAfee is evaluating support for IE9 in a future release of the product.

2 Limited support for Firefox. All issues found specific to Firefox are evaluated and researched for possible product fixes.

3  If you have page formatting or data entry issues when using Internet Explorer 11, use Internet Explorer's compatibility mode to work around the issues. Instructions for compatibility mode and more information are 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 (or press F12).
  2. Scroll or click the arrow to locate the Document mode drop-down list (icon with desktop screen and mobile screen). You can also press CTRL+8 to open the Emulation options.
  3. Set the Document mode to 10. The page refreshes 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 might display a message advising you to turn off this feature. You safely ignore this message.
  • Enable Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer for a more permanent solution.
    For information about this feature and how to enable it, see: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dn640699.aspx.

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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