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Supported Platforms, Environments, and Operating Systems for Policy Auditor 6.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB72961
Last Modified:  04/17/2014
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McAfee Policy Auditor (PA) 6.x

Summary

When Microsoft releases new operating systems or Service Packs, the original Policy Auditor (PA) 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 Release Notes. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the McAfee KnowledgeBase.
 

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.

Policy Auditor supported environment details

IMPORTANT:
 Several key issues have been resolved in PA 6.0 Patch 1 (6.0.1). McAfee recommends that all current Policy Auditor customers upgrade to this release. For new installations, McAfee strongly recommends that you install PA 6.0.1.

Version
Build
Release Notes or
Hotfix Article *
Known
Issues
Release Date EOS/EOL
PA 6.2 6.2.0.188 PD24691 KB79078 September 16, 2013 -
PA 6.0 Patch 1 Extension Hotfix 6.0.1.157 - See below July 30, 2012 -
PA 6.0 Patch 1 6.0.1.150 PD23653 KB73901 February 29, 2012 -
PA 6.0 (RTW) 6.0.0.201 PD23399 - September 23, 2011 -

1 You can download PA 6.0.1 Extension Hotfix 6.0.1.157 from the McAfee Downloads page at https://secure.mcafee.com/apps/downloads/my-products/login.aspx
NOTE: This is not posted to the Service Portal.

 
The following details are found in the ePO supported environment article:
  • Supported operating systems with ePO
  • SQL Database considerations and support
  • Browsers supported

Policy Auditor Agent Plug-in platforms and support


Operating System 
Service
Packs
PA 6.2
PA 6.0.1
PA 6.0
Notes
AIX 6.1 Power 5 (TL 2 and above) - Yes No No  
AIX 6.1 Power 5
- No
Yes
Yes
 
AIX 5.3 Power 5 (TL8 or later) - No
Yes
Yes  
           
Apple Mac OS X 10.8 PowerPC (64-bit) - Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 PowerPC (64-bit) - Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 PowerPC (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes Universal binary
Apple Mac OS X 10.5 PowerPC (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
Apple Mac OS X 10.4 PowerPC (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
           
CentOS 6 - Yes No No  
CentOS 5 - Yes
Yes

Yes

 
CentOS 4 -
No
Yes
Yes  
           
Debian 6 (Squeeze) - Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks
Debian 5 - Yes No No McAfee-supplied SCAP content is limited to compliance checks
           
HP-UX 11.31 Itanium   Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.3 Itanium - Yes
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11i v2 Itanium - Yes
Yes
Yes  
           
HP-UX 11.31 RISC - Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.3 RISC - No
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11.23 RISC - Yes No No  
HP-UX 11.2 RISC - Yes
Yes
Yes  
HP-UX 11.1 RISC - No
Yes
Yes  
           
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes IMPORTANT: For versions prior to 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 5.0, 5.1 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 5.0, 5.1 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W, Requires letter of exemption
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5.0, 5.1 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit H/W, Requires letter of exemption
           
Sun Solaris 11 SPARC -
Yes
No No  
Sun Solaris 10 SPARC -
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Sun Solaris 9 SPARC -
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Sun Solaris 8 SPARC - No
Yes
Yes  
           
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (32/64-bit hardware) SP1/SP2 Yes No No  
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (32/64-bit hardware) SP3/SP4 Yes
Yes
Yes  
SuSE Linux 9 (32/64-bit hardware) - No
Yes
Yes  
     
 
   
Windows 2012 Server - Yes
No
No  
Windows 2012 Server R2  
No
No
No
Support and Content for Windows 2012 R2 will be available in late Q2 2014
Windows 2008 Server (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32- and 64-bit agent
Windows 2008 Server (32/64-bit) Core editions - No No No For details, see KB72124.
Windows 2008 Server R2 (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Windows 2008 Server R2 Core (32/64-bit) - No No No For details, see KB72124.
Windows 2003 Server (32/64-bit)
  • Standard Edition
  • Enterprise Edition
-
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32- and 64-bit agent
Windows 2000 (32-bit)
  • Server
  • Advanced Server
- No
Yes
Yes  
           
Windows 8 - Yes
Yes
No  
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes  
Windows Vista (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit agent
Windows XP Professional (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit and 64-bit agent
Windows 2000 Professional (32-bit) - No
Yes
Yes  

 
Audit Engine SCAP content updates
As of the release of Policy Auditor 6.2, McAfee Labs will no longer be providing Audit Engine SCAP content updates for the following platforms:
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.4
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.5
  • CentOS 4
  • HP-UX 11.11
  • IBM AIX 5.3 - Power 5 (TL8 or later)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Sun Solaris 8
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
 
McAfee Agent and ePolicy Orchestrator support
PA software supports McAfee Agent versions 4.5, 4.6 and 5.0. The available features depend upon the agent version and the ePolicy Orchestrator (ePO) server version.

ePolicy Orchestrator Server support with Policy Auditor (PA) 6.0 Extension

  PA 6.2
PA 6.0
Notes
ePO 5.0 Yes No  
ePO 4.6 Yes
Yes
 
ePO 4.5 Yes Yes With ePO 4.5 Patch 5 or later
ePO 4.0
No
No
ePO 4.0 is EOL. 

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

McAfee Agent and ePolicy Orchestrator support

ePO server version
McAfee Agent
Notes
5.0 4.8 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
4.6 4.6 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
4.6 4.5

Supports all legacy features. Some of the new features of ePolicy Orchestrator software version 4.6 and McAfee Agent4.6 are not available.

4.5 4.6 Supports all legacy features. Some of the new features of McAfee Agent 4.6 are not available.
4.5 4.5 Work together to support all legacy and new features.


Support for Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language (OVAL)

OVAL Version
PA 6.2 2
PA 6.0 1
Notes
5.10.1 Yes No  
5.9
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 prior to 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 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 prior to 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
These are the requirements for Policy Auditor 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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