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Supported platforms, environments, and operating systems for Policy Auditor 6.x
Technical Articles ID:  KB72961
Last Modified:  8/25/2016
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Environment

McAfee Policy Auditor (PA) 6.x

Summary

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. However, some of the information is available only in Product Management statements published in the Knowledge Base.

McAfee product software, upgrades, maintenance releases, and documentation are available from the Product 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 Product 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) and PA 6.2 Extension Hotfix. Intel Security recommends that all current Policy Auditor customers upgrade to the latest release to obtain these key fixes. For new installations, Intel Security strongly recommends that you install PA 6.2.
 
Version
Build
Release Notes or
Hotfix Article
Known
Issues
Release Date EOS/EOL
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 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 were discontinued with the release of PA 6.2 in September 2013. Since that time, McAfee Labs no longer provides Audit Engine SCAP content updates for:
  • 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
  • Windows XP 
 
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
 
Apple Mac OS X 10.11 (64-bit) - Yes No No
Apple Mac OS X 10.10 (64-bit) - Yes No No
Apple Mac OS X 10.9 (64-bit) - Yes No No
Apple Mac OS X 10.8 (64-bit) - Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.7 (64-bit) - Yes No No  
Apple Mac OS X 10.6 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes
Apple Mac OS X 10.5 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
Apple Mac OS X 10.4 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes Universal binary
CentOS 7  - Yes  No No  
CentOS 6 - Yes No No  
CentOS 5 - Yes
Yes
Yes  
CentOS 4 -
No
Yes
Yes  
           
Debian 7 Yes No No Intel Security-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Debian 6 (Squeeze) - Yes No No Intel Security-supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Debian 5 - Yes No No Intel Security-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  
Oracle Linux 7 Yes No No Intel Security supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Oracle Linux 6 Yes No No Intel Security supplied SCAP content includes both compliance and patch checks.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Server  - Yes  No  No  
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (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 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 5 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware; requires letter of exemption
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 5 (32/64-bit) - Yes
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3.0 (32/64-bit) - No
Yes
Yes 32-bit Agent on 64-bit hardware; 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 12 (32/64-bit hardware) - Yes No No  
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  
Yes
No
No
The "Windows Server 2012 R2 Patch Policy" and "Windows Server 2012 R2 CIS" benchmarks are currently available.
Windows 2008 Server (32/64-bit) -
Yes
Yes
Yes Native 32-bit 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-bit and 64-bit Agent
Microsoft ended extended support for Windows Server 2003 SP2 on July 14, 2015. As of the end of 2015, the only McAfee product supported with Windows Server 2003 SP2 is Application and Change Control. See KB81563 for details. 
           
Windows 10 and Windows 10 Threshold 2 and Windows 10 Anniversary Edition - 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 8.1 (Update 1 and 2) - Yes No No  
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
Microsoft ended extended support for Windows XP SP3 on April 8, 2014. As of the end of 2015, the only McAfee product supported with Windows XP SP3 is Application and Change Control. See KB78434 for details.
 


ePO server support
PA software supports ePO 4.6 and 5.x. The available features depend upon the Agent version and the ePO server version.

ePO server support with PA 6.0 extension
 
  PA 6.2
PA 6.0
ePO 5.x Yes No
ePO 4.6 Yes
Yes
 
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 5.0.1 Work together to support all legacy and new features.
5.x 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
(EOL in June 2014)
Supports all legacy features. Some of the features of ePO software 4.6 and McAfee Agent 4.6 are not available.

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 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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