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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Policy Auditor 6.x
Technical Articles ID:   KB72961
Last Modified:  11/7/2017
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Environment

McAfee Policy Auditor (PA) 6.x

Summary

IMPORTANT: When Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original PA Product Guides might not reflect the current support policy for those platforms. Most of the following information is available in the product installation guides and release notes, but some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

{GENPA.EN_US}

Policy Auditor supported environment details

IMPORTANT: Several key issues have been resolved in PA 6.0 Patch 1 (6.0.1) and PA 6.2 Extension Hotfix. For best results, upgrade to the latest release to obtain these key fixes. For new installations, install PA 6.2 or later.
 
Version
Build
Release Notes or
Hotfix Article
Known
Issues
Release Date
PA 6.3.0 (RTW) 6.3.0.176 PD27151 KB89773 October 2, 2017
         
PA 6.2.2 6.2.2.148 PD26754 - November 18, 2016
PA 6.2.0 Hotfix 3 6.2.0.309 - - -
PA 6.2.0 Hotfix 2 6.2.0.249 - - August 1, 2014
PA 6.2.0 (RTW)
6.2.0.188 PD24691 - September 16, 2013
PA 6.2.0 6.2.0.104 - KB79078 -
         
PA 6.0.2 Hotfix 6.0.2.111 - KB75918 -
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 1 6.0.1.186 - - January 4, 2014
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.183 - SB10039 January 4, 2013
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.182 - KB76913 -
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.166 - KB76898 -
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.157 - KB75743 -
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.156 - KB75634 -
PA 6.0.1 Hotfix 6.0.1.150 PD23653 KB73901 February 29, 2012
         
PA 6.0.0 Hotfix 6.0.0.405 - SB10039 March 4, 2013
PA 6.0.0 (RTW) 6.0.0.201 PD23399 KB72976 September 23, 2011
1 You can download PA 6.0.1 Extension Hotfix 6.0.1.186 from the Support tab on the Product Downloads site at: http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.
NOTE: This Hotfix is not posted to the ServicePortal.
2 You can download PA 6.2.0 Extension Hotfix 6.2.0.249 from the Support tab on the Product Downloads site at: http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.
NOTE: This Hotfix is not posted to the ServicePortal.
3 Policy Auditor Agent 6.2.0.309 (required for Windows 10 support) is bundled with Policy Auditor Server extension version 6.2.0.253. This version is available on the Support tab on the Product Downloads site at: http://mcafee.com/us/downloads/downloads.aspx.
NOTE: This Hotfix is not posted to the ServicePortal.

See the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) supported environment article (KB51569) for the following information:
  • Supported operating systems with ePO
  • SQL Database considerations and support
  • Browsers supported

PA Agent plug-in platforms and support
IMPORTANT: Audit Engine SCAP content updates for the following platforms will no longer be provided as of November 2016. McAfee Labs no longer provides Audit Engine SCAP content updates for:
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.7 and prior
  • CentOS 4
  • Debian 6 and prior
  • HP-UX 11.11
  • IBM AIX 5.3 - Power 5 (TL8 or later)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Microsoft Windows 2003
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and prior
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 and prior
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows 8
Operating System
Service
Packs
PA 6.3 PA
6.2.2
PA 6.2
PA 6.0.1
PA 6.0
Notes
AIX 6.1 Power 5 (TL 2 and above) - No No Yes No No  
AIX 6.1 Power 5
- No No No
Yes
Yes
 
AIX 7.1 Power 5 - No No No No No  
               
Apple Mac OS X 10.13 (64-bit) - Yes Yes No No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.12 (64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.11 (64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.9 (64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.8 (64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 (64-bit) - No No Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32/64-bit) - No No Yes
Yes
Yes  
Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
               
CentOS 7 - Yes Yes Yes No No  
CentOS 6 - Yes Yes Yes No No  
CentOS 5 - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Yes  
CentOS 4 - No No
No
Yes
Yes  
               
Debian 8 - Yes Yes No No No  
Debian 7 - Yes Yes Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Debian 6 - No No Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Debian 5 - No No Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content is limited to compliance checks.
               
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium   No No Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.3 Itanium - No No Yes
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11i v2 Itanium - No No Yes
Yes
Yes  
               
HP-UX 11.31 RISC - No No Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.3 RISC - No No No
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11.23 RISC - No No Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.2 RISC - No No
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11.1 RISC - No No No
Yes
Yes  
               
Oracle Linux 7   Yes Yes Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Oracle Linux 6   Yes Yes Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
               
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Yes IMPORTANT: For versions before 6.2, 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware requires installation of libattr.i686. To install this library, use the command: yum install libattr.i686
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 5 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 5 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (32/64-bit) - No No No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
               
Sun Solaris 11 SPARC - No No
Yes
No No  
Sun Solaris 10 SPARC - No No
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Sun Solaris 9 SPARC - No No
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Sun Solaris 8 SPARC - No No No
Yes
Yes  
               
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 (32/64-bit hardware) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32/64-bit hardware) SP1/SP2 No No Yes No No  
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (32/64-bit hardware) SP3/SP4 No No Yes
Yes
Yes  
SUSE Linux 9 (32/64-bit hardware) - No No No
Yes
Yes  
         
 
   
Windows 2016 Server - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Windows 2012 Server - Yes Yes Yes
No
No  
Windows 2012 Server R2   Yes Yes
Yes
No
No
The "Windows Server 2012 R2 Patch Policy" and "Windows Server 2012 R2 CIS" benchmarks are currently available.
Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit Agent
Windows Server 2008 (32/64-bit) Core editions - No No No No No For details, see KB72124.
Windows Server 2008 R2 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Windows Server 2008 R2 Core (32/64-bit) - No No No No No For details, see KB72124.
Windows 2003 Server (32/64-bit)
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
- No No
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit Agent
{WINSRV2003.EN_US}
               
Windows 10 and Windows 10 Threshold 2 and Windows 10 Anniversary Edition - Yes Yes Yes No No Windows 10 support is available only with Policy Auditor extension version 6.2.0.253 or later and Policy Auditor Agent version 6.2.0.309 or later.
Windows 10 RS2 - Yes Yes No No No  
Windows 10 RS3 - Yes Yes No No No  
Windows 8.1 (Update 1 and 2) - Yes Yes Yes No No  
Windows 8 - Yes Yes Yes
Yes
No  
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Windows Vista (32/64-bit) - Yes Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit Agent
Windows XP Professional (32/64-bit) - No No
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit Agent
{WINXP.EN_US}
 


ePO server support
PA 6.0 and 6.2 software supports ePO 5.x. PA 6.2.2 supports a minimum ePO version of ePO 5.3.1 (Build 188). The available features depend on the Agent version and the ePO server version.

ePO server support with PA 6.0 extension
  PA 6.3.0 PA 6.2.2 PA 6.2
PA 6.0
ePO 5.9.x Yes 2 Yes 2, 3 No No
ePO 5.3.x Yes 1 Yes 1 Yes No
ePO 5.2.x No No Yes No
ePO 5.1.x No No Yes No
1 Minimum ePO version support for PA 6.2.2 is 5.3.1 Build 188.
2 IMPORTANT: An upgrade to ePO 5.9 requires that older versions of the PA extension be uninstalled before the upgrade. If you upgrade from ePO 5.3.1, you can upgrade to PA 6.2.2 before the ePO upgrade instead of uninstalling the old version.

After the upgrade to ePO 5.9 is complete, install Policy Auditor 6.2.2.
3 Minimum version of PA required for ePO 5.9.1 is 6.2.2 build 171.

NOTE: To review the supported environments for ePO on Microsoft Windows, see KB51569.


McAfee Agent and ePO support
ePO server
Version
McAfee
Agent
Notes
5.x 5.0.5 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 5.0.4 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 5.0.3 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 5.0.2 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 5.0.1 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 4.8 Work together to support all legacy and new features.

IMPORTANT:
  • The minimum McAfee Agent version for PA 6.2.2 is 5.0.3.316 (Windows) or 5.0.3.272 (Linux).
  • The minimum supported version of ePO for use with McAfee Agent 5.0.x is ePO 5.1.1 and later.

Support for Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL)
OVAL
Version
PA 6.32 PA
6.2.2 2
PA
6.2 2
PA
6.0 1
Notes
5.10.1 Yes Yes Yes No  
5.9
No No No
Yes
For details, see KB77465.
1 PA 6.0 is compliant with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.1 standard. You can continue to use third-party or custom content that uses versions of OVAL before 5.9, but the content must be valid for the OVAL 5.9 schema and compliant with the same SCAP 1.1 standard. In this context, custom content refers to content created using the Benchmark Editor interface in previous versions of PA, or any other content not delivered through regular Audit Engine Content updates.
2 PA 6.2.x is compliant with the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) 1.2 standard. You can continue to use third-party or custom content that uses versions of OVAL before 5.10.1, but the content must be valid for the OVAL 5.10.1 schema and compliant with the same SCAP 1.2 standard. In this context, custom content refers to content created using the Benchmark Editor interface in previous versions of PA, or any other content not delivered through regular Audit Engine Content updates.


Hardware and network requirements for Windows systems
The table below lists the requirements for PA Agent plug-in support on Windows systems:
Component
Requirements
Processor
Intel® Pentium-class, Celeron, or compatible processor; 166-MHz processor or higher
Free disk space for Agent plug-in
300 MB
Free disk space for other McAfee components
Sufficient disk space on client computers for each McAfee product that you plan to deploy. For more information, see the corresponding product documentation.
Free Memory
20-MB RAM
Network environment
Microsoft or Novell NetWare networks. NetWare networks require TCP/IP.
Network Interface Card (NIC)
10 Mbps or higher
 

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